Architect's Pocket Book of Kitchen Design

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Routledge, Aug 11, 2006 - Architecture - 224 pages
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As with the best-selling 'Architects Pocket Book' this title includes everyday information which the architect/designer normally has to find from a wide variety of sources and which is not always easily to hand.

Focusing on kitchen design, this book is of use to the student as well as the experienced practitioner. It outlines all the information needed to design a workable kitchen, including ergonomics, services such as water and waste, appliances, and material choices for the floor, walls and ceiling. There is no similar compendium currently available.
 

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After the discovery of fire, people have found ways to use it to prepare food. Through time, people their food on open fire. Cooking was an out door activity because the smoke that came from the fire was not breathable. Cooking needed an atmosphere that have enough ventilation. In Britain, little is known about kitchens until Norman times. After the Romans left Britain in AD 407, the culinary arts were largely forgotten. Food was often cooked outdoors on cauldrons or spits. This was to avoid the risk of fire and to keep smells out of the houses. 

Contents

From open fire to present day
1
Family luxury low cost mini for flats etc
23
Work sequence work triangle ergonomics implications for cabinets and appliances
30
Planning services appliances cabinets useful devices wheelchair users kitchen
45
Planning children electrical appliances gas cookers dealing with kitchen fires
54
Water supply water treatment gas supply electric wiring lighting heating
59
Selecting sinks sink types taps and mixers
76
Recycling waste bins dustbins waste disposers refuse compactors
88
Classification of storage types for different zones
140
Proprietary cabinets dimensions carcases accessories
144
Plastic laminate hardwood stainless steel solid surface concrete slate granite limestone
156
Soft and hard floor finishes walls and ceilings
173
Summary of items which may need to be specified for a new kitchen
182
Advisory organisations
185
Manufacturers and suppliers
187
Directory
199

Freestanding cookers builtin ovens and hobs microwave ovens
97
Performance sizing siting ducting types of hood hob extractors
117
Refrigerators fridgefreezers freezers larders cold rooms green issues
125
Types performance features programmes
135
Bibliography
209
Index
211
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Charlotte Baden-Powell

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