Architectural Forum; The Magazine of Building Volume . 20

Architectural Forum; The Magazine of Building Volume . 20

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...take up the study of what may be called supplementary requirements--first, the necessary space and equipment for care of clothing; second, the space and equipment for administration and teaching force, entrances, stairs and corridors. The architect now has before him this definite problem: a certain number of rooms of a fixed size and for a definite use which are to be so placed as to be light, convenient and compact, with all conveniences for administration both as regards teachers and children, in addition to corridors, stairs and exits arranged to insure the safety of the children. When all this has been economically planned it is then the architect's further duty to build of materials which will insure permanency and healthy conditions, especially cleanliness, and to heat, light and ventilate so as to protect rather than endanger the health of the children. One of the important features of all schools is the disposition of clothing and the location and number of toilets. In elementary schools the pupils' work is all done in one room and it is therefore more convenient to have their outside clothing at the same point. As to the location of toilets there is considerable difference of opinion. Some, looking to the orderly handling of a large number of pupils, have them enter the basement where the toilets are located, so that they may be used before going to class, and so avoid needless leaving of the room during school hours. The toilets in such a system must be sufficient in number to accommodate the children during a brief period. Others prefer toilets located on each floor, do not mass the children on entering, do not dismiss them all at once, and do not require so much toilet accommodation. To concentrate the toilets and provide more

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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 327g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236796187
  • 9781236796189