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Spatial Strategies for Interior Design by Ian Higgins

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CHAPTER 6THE EXISTING BUILDING’S IMPACT

Introduction

The interior designer will generally work within an interior space and consequently an existing building will provide the context for the proposal. The envelope in which the work is to be done may be of great historical importance, full of ornate architectural detail or a simple, empty retail unit in a new shopping centre. No matter how grand or mundane the context, it will always necessitate some thought as to how something new should be juxtaposed against the existing environment. The response ...

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