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Interior Detailing: In Contract Works

Author/EditorDoctor, ,Jimmy,F. (Author)
Publisher: Oro Editions
ISBN: 9781940743691
Pub Date26/09/2018
BindingHardback
Pages208
Dimensions (mm)301(h) * 227(w)
Having gone through more than seven years of architectural and design studies, Jimmy Doctor found that all those years spent studying architecture and interior design did not give him even a glimpse of what goes into detailing a piece of furniture like a sofa, a chair, or a table.
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Having gone through more than seven years of architectural and design studies, Jimmy Doctor found that all those years spent studying architecture and interior design did not give him even a glimpse of what goes into detailing a piece of furniture like a sofa, a chair, or a table. In architectural school, lecturers never taught how a timber-paneled wall should be placed against a masonry wall or how a reception counter should be detailed. After graduating, Doctor and his colleagues struggled to understand how these items could be detailed so that a craftsman or carpenter could put them all together. In turn one could only learn from older colleagues, who in turn had learned from past their experiences. It is apparent to see that the knowledge Jimmy Doctor has gained over his long career can and will be of use to future graduates--this, Interior Detailing, book has been written to share that knowledge.

Having gone through more than seven years of architectural and design studies, Jimmy Doctor found that all those years spent studying architecture and interior design did not give him even a glimpse of what goes into detailing a piece of furniture like a sofa, a chair, or a table. In architectural school, lecturers never taught how a timber-paneled wall should be placed against a masonry wall or how a reception counter should be detailed. After graduating, Doctor and his colleagues struggled to understand how these items could be detailed so that a craftsman or carpenter could put them all together. In turn one could only learn from older colleagues, who in turn had learned from past their experiences. It is apparent to see that the knowledge Jimmy Doctor has gained over his long career can and will be of use to future graduates--this, Interior Detailing, book has been written to share that knowledge.

Jimmy F. Doctor is an architect and interior designer. Having qualified from the Department of Architecture at the J. J. School of Art Bombay, India, he was awarded a Government Diploma in Architecture (G. D. Arch.). He also qualified from the Department of Interior Design, University of Manitoba, Canada, and was awarded a Bachelor's degree in interior design (B.I.D.). He further studied at Pratt Institute, New York, US, where he completed a special design course in interior design, with electives in jewellery design, exhibition design, and architectural rendering. He has been an associate in two of the leading interior design firms in the US and England, and a senior associate in two of the leading interior design firms in Asia. During his association with various design firms, he has given interior design direction on a variety of international five-star hotel projects, including: Hyatt Hotels in Brussels, the Caspian Sea, Tehran and Mashhad; Sheraton Hotels in Bahrain, Brussels, Doha and Dubai; InterContinental Hotel in Athens; Regent Hotel in Kuala Lumpur; and Banyan Tree Hotel, in Phuket. He was awarded scholarships to study interior design in Canada from: The Bombay Parsi Punchayat Trust, BombayIndia; the RD Sethna scholarship fund, BombayIndia; and for his design and execution of the centre for the Dyslexia Association of Singapore, he was honoured with a plaque, awarded to him by Mrs Goh Chok Tong (wife of the former Prime Minister of Singapore). He established JFD Designs Pte Ltd in May 1997 in Singapore and is the present owner and director of the firm. His focus has been on designing of a number of large residential homes, apartments, restaurants, clinics, offices, and more throughout Southeast Asia.

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