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Buildings Are for People : Human Ecological Design (Paperback) (Bill Caplan)
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Buildings are for People: Human Ecological Design offers a new approach to the process of conceiving architectural design, one that considers the interactions of the built environment with people and the natural environment. The book exposes our visceral and experiential connections to buildings, and how buildings intervene directly with our ecosystem, natural environment and sense of place. It brings to light our ability to utilize a building's surfaces, shape and materiality to synergize with the energy and forces of nature for a more green and sustainable architecture. It points out many of the roadblocks to successful design including issues in education, the profession, regulation and the industry's institutions, providing an awareness that heretofore is rarely discussed. Most importantly, Buildings are for People: Human Ecological Design highlights the obvious, that buildings are built for people, a fact that seems to have been overlooked in the last half-century. The author's powerful photography and illustrations provide a reader's-eye experience to match the enlightening text. The images stimulate the senses.
Number of Pages: 262
Sub-Genre: Professional Practice, Urban + Land Use Planning
Publisher: Paul & Co Pub Consortium
Author: Bill Caplan
Street Date: July 1, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-20-9354
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