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NCJ Number: 69624 Find in a Library
Title: Institutional Buildings - Architecture of the Controlled Environment
Editor(s): L G Redstone
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 191
Sponsoring Agency: McGraw-Hill
Highstown, NJ 08520
Sale Source: McGraw-Hill
Gregg Division
Princeton Road
Highstown, NJ 08520
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This resource book for architects and institutional building planners focuses on the need for institutional buildings in which programing and planning for individuals is a key factor.
Abstract: Breakthroughs in designing correctional institutions, courthouses, mental health facilities, buildings for the elderly, and child care centers are presented. In recognition of the increasingly important social, ecological, and economic factors influencing such structures, the book presents design concepts that are easily adaptable to individual projects. New and renovated buildings are discussed and extensively illustrated to spotlight the many unique problems and solutions posed by institutional architecture. For example, interior planning of correctional facilities is beginning to stress new concepts of privacy. To achieve effective results, all-embracing programs involving client retraining, counseling, healthcare, recreation, and the nurturing of family ties must be conducted in physical spaces that acknowledge the requirements of such activities. This book is indexed and contains 450 photographs and illustrations. (Author abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Architectural design; Correctional institutions (adult); Courtrooms; Environmental quality; Facility conditions; Long-term care institutions; Police cars; Residential child care institutions; Space management
Note: Architectural Record Book
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