ERIC Number: ED162408
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Lectures on School Building, Furniture and Equipment.
Geursen, Thijs J.; Kamp, Kees
International School Building News, v15 n1 1978
The Information Centre for School Building (ICS) in the Netherlands works on commissions of the central authorities, but also for local authorities, school boards, and sometimes commercial firms. This publication contains papers by Thijs J. Geursen, the managing director of the ICS and by Kees Kamp, the deputy director. In "School Building for Society," Geursen discusses a number of factors that interact in building for education: (1) policy and management, (2) quantity versus quality and measures of control, (3) architecture as the exponent of function and cost, and (4) the role played by research and development work. In "The School Building and Its Equipment," Geursen argues for flexible equipment and, based on research, comments on the educational function of tables and the frequency of equipment use. Kamp's paper, "School Building and Their Equipment Functions and Interaction," examines in particular the importance of an integrated development of buildings and furniture for education and advocates that the school furniture industry better attune itself to the wide-ranging function of school furniture as the flexible filler of the school building. In "School Furniture in the Design Stage of a School Building," Kamp examines what the usual process is when a school building is being designed, at what stage the furniture is being considered, and how to ensure that this consideration does not remain restricted to mere consideration. (Author/MLF)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Information Centre for School Building, Rotterdam (Netherlands).
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