Nurseries: A Design Guide
By Mark Dudek
Routledge – 2013 – 200 pages
Architecture can inspire young children; the very shape and form of a daycare center can not only stimulate their imagination but can help children form strong relationships and help promote development.
This design guide presents all the elements of building design that combine to create the very best environment for young children and the people who work with them, including building materials, multi-functional spaces and design scaled to suit small children.
Introduction 1. Environmental Psychology: How to Evaluate Quality within the Learning Environment 2. The Sustainable Nursery 3. The Natural Child 4. A Historical Overview 5. Briefing Document Based on a Proposed New Nursery – A Generic Brief
Mark Dudek is a Research Fellow at the School of Architecture, University of Sheffield and is a practising architect. Mark runs his own London-based architectural practice, Mark Dudek Architects.