Designing Buildings for People - Sustainable, Liveable, Architecture
|INSIDE:||240 col and 6 b&w photos and 32 col diagrams|
Our built environments can affect us in many subtle ways. Simply sensing fresh air and natural light or seeing greenery and open space can uplift our mood and improve our wellbeing. But these healthy environments are increasingly difficult to achieve in practice. The vital collaboration between the many people involved in designing and producing buildings is often not achieved. Then there is the pressing need to reduce waste and pollution. Managing these demands is a challenge, especially in a traditional climate of short-term thinking.
Designing Buildings for People explores how we can learn from buildings of the past, vernacular architecture and the natural world around us, while still harnessing the opportunities presented by technology, to think creatively, work collaboratively and exercise a transdisciplinary approach. The book features over 200 images, exhibiting the acclaimed work of internationally recognized and research-led designers from the fields of architecture, engineering and management. It is a prime reference work for professionals and students who want to build the sustainable buildings of the future.
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" A beautifully written book, by Derek Clements-Croome, about healthy and sustainable buildings 'for people'; an element that we sometime forget when commercial pressure and complex systems are taking over the most important consideration - the connection between space, people & souls. "
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Reviewed By: Joyce Chan - Sustainability Leader
" With this book the author has tapped into the zeitgeist in a very timely way. He blends an insightful review of applied intelligence in nature and architecture through history with contemporary thinking around digital intelligence and smart systems. The book includes an excellent chapter on the application of the principles of Biophila, a word that is regularly misappropriated and misapplied in the design and construction industry. With the excellent case studies, there is something here for everyone from students of Architecture and Environmental design to the most experienced of practitioners. "
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Reviewed By: Patrick Bellew RDI FREng HonFRIBA CEng FEI FCIBSE FRSA
" Designing Buildings for People is an extraordinary source of knowledge with a collection of well-rehearsed concepts, exhibited with a deep understanding of what an intelligent building really is. Intelligence is often misconstrued with only having integration of, and heavy reliance on smart technologies - this book corrects this misconception in a very clear, yet invigorating and holistic manner, highlighting that intelligence is about finding harmony throughout a built environment's existence, without losing sight of the lifelong implications of any decision we take, even on day one. "
Review Type: Customer
Posted By: Mina Hasman