Design for Tourism

Design for Tourism

An ICSID Inter Design Report

1st Edition - January 1, 1977

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  • Editors: Michael Gorman, Frank Height, Mary V. Mullin
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483158723

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Design for Tourism: An ICSID Interdesign Report contains the proposals and recommendations of professional designers in the areas of holiday accommodation, transport, general equipment, and color and materials to develop tourist areas. The book describes ""pioneer new concepts in design"" in tourism and its implications for the social and physical environment in Ireland and other countries interested in tourism. For holiday accommodation designs, the book describes an almost generic type of hotel buildings and the two design proposals that focus 1) on new buildings or conversion of existing ones and 2) on the equipment and furnishings. In the area of transport design, the book addresses the traffic problems, forest development, rural built-up areas, the open country, and inside towns and villages. The book also discusses the general equipment that go along with tourism. This includes facilities for garbage collection and disposal, rest rooms, refreshment stands, and directional signs. The town of Ennis is used as a case study where the recommendations under the classification of general equipment can be used. For color and materials, the book examines the nature of the Irish landscape and presents the findings into diagrams and graphic terms. The text then describes the visual quality of the landscape, particularly those areas that are not readily recognized or identified as pleasing. The book is useful for city planners, tourist officials, tour operators, students of environmental planning and design, and administrators of local or rural places who wish to develop their tourism potential.

Table of Contents

  • Organizing the Seminar

    A Systematic Approach to a Design



    Analysis of the Task of the Seminar

    Informative and Educative

    What is Tourism?



    Tourism Interaction Network

    Performance Criteria Network

    Tourist Services Network

    The Design Process

    Group A. Holiday Accommodation

    The Brief

    Group Results

    Accommodation Checklist

    The Impact of New Development

    The "International" Type Hotel

    The Family-operated Hotel

    Performance Criteria for Family-operated Hotel

    Farmhouse Accommodation — A Case Study

    Lahardan Farmhouse, Crusheen, Co. Clare

    Farmhouse Accommodation

    Lahardan Farm


    The Condominium

    Performance Criteria for Condominium

    Cottage Units

    Rented Cottages

    Cottage Cluster

    Row House and Village Extension

    Performance Criteria for Cottage Units

    Performance Criteria for Villages with Cottage Potential Development

    Group B. Transport

    The Brief

    The Existing Situation

    Group Results

    Lack of Co-ordination at Political Level

    Road Conditions

    Rest Points

    Tourist Destinations



    Signs Required


    Integration of the Lay-by into Its Surrounding Landscape

    Separation of the Lay-by from the Road

    Intermediate Points

    Vehicle Parking


    Car-parking Requirements for Monuments and Other Points of Special Interest

    Picnic Sites

    Types of Terrain


    Caravan Sites

    Filling Stations

    Group C. General Equipment

    The Brief



    General Equipment

    Ennis Pilot Study

    Group D. Color and Materials

    Children and Landscape

    The Brief

    Analysis of the Brief

    Analysis of the General Landscape


    Behind the Landscape

    Analysis of the Landscape: Constants

    Structural Lines of Landscape

    Constants in Structural Lines

    Broken Lines

    Constant Color


    Line-size Pattern


    Proportion of Bright Color

    Proportions of Buildings

    Buildings of Skyline

    Wind Influence: A Constant

    Building Materials: A Constant

    Isolated Trees: A Constant

    Mixed Kinds of Trees: A Constant

    Drives, Gates, Stiles: A Constant


    New Building: Non-Constant

    Integration with Natural Features

    Natural Camouflaging: Screening

    Castles, Mansions

    Architectural Heritage

    Mining in the Landscape

    Litter in Fields

    Tourist Children and Environmental Education

    Education Aids for Tourist Children: Some Suggestions

    Hotel Facilities for Children

    Airport Facilities

    Consideration for Parents with Young Children

    Involvement of Children in Their Own Country

    School Projects

    List of Participants

Product details

  • No. of pages: 64
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1977
  • Published: January 1, 1977
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483158723

About the Editors

Michael Gorman

Michael Gorman has been involved in IT for over 45 years. He is the Secretary of the ANSI/INCITS Technical Committee on Database Languages, DM32.2 since 1978, co-authoring all SQL standards. Gorman worked for System Development Corporation which, with MITRE and Lincoln Labs invented data management. For the CIO of the U.S. Army he helped develop their data management program including policies, procedures, and seminars. Gorman brought Database Management Systems into Federal Agencies including the Army, Navy, Air Force, EPA, HUD, Commerce as well as State and local governments. He also provided data management consulting to Fortune 100 companies. As CEO of Whitemarsh (, Gorman provides consulting, methodologies, books, workshops and Whitemarsh Metabase, a metadata management system. He has authored numerous books, publishes regularly on The Data Administration Newsletter (, and has taught at Universities, at DAMA Chapters, and International Conferences.

Affiliations and Expertise

CEO of Whitemarsh Information Systems Corporation

Frank Height

Mary V. Mullin

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