Environmental Diversity in Architecture

Environmental Diversity in Architecture

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This book takes the position that the dynamic of the architectural environment is a key aspect of good design, yet one which is not well anticipated or understood. Environmental variety is a design characteristic closely related to our experience of architecture - an architecture of the senses. Each chapter demonstrates how an understanding of a particular context or environmental characteristic in dynamic terms informs design. The book is an antidote to the misconceptions of 'optimum' environmental performance or fixed criteria, instead embracing the richness of environmental variety.His PhD degree, Cambridge University 2001, discussed the thermal performance of traditional courtyard buildings in Sudan. In 2002, he took up his current position as Head of the Architecture and Design Department, ComputerMan College, anbsp;...


Title:Environmental Diversity in Architecture
Author: Koen Steemers, Mary Ann Steane
Publisher:Taylor & Francis - 2004
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