Design of enclosed spaces

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Chapman & Hall, 1995 - Architecture - 181 pages
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This insightful volume explores the relationships between human well-being and space, and describes how to create and evaluate confined environments that optimize the health and productivity of the individuals who use them.
Working with space as a protagonist rather than a container, the author discusses the ways in which we perceive space, light, and color physiologically, and how our perceptions influence our behavior. She then applies this knowledge to the design of enclosed spaces, demonstrating how to create healthful and efficient environments ranging from offices and laboratories to shopping malls and athletic facilities. Artificial light, air conditioning, simulation of natural stimuli, and automation are examined in depth, as well as underground and isolated environments. Practical design guidelines are based on extensive research on confined environments and windowless control room design.
Integrating science and art with practice, this accessible volume enables architects to assess and respond to human needs in enclosed spaces.

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CHAPTERS ISOLATED
30
THE PERCEPTION OF SPACE
56
The Naturalization of Artificial Environments
96
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