Design for Tourism - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080214818, 9781483158723

Design for Tourism

1st Edition

An ICSID Inter Design Report

Editors: Michael Gorman Frank Height Mary V. Mullin
eBook ISBN: 9781483158723
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1977
Page Count: 64
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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


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About the Editor

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.

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CEO of Whitemarsh Information Systems Corporation

Frank Height

Mary V. Mullin

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