Courtyards: Aesthetic, Social, and Thermal Delight

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John Wiley & Sons, 2002 - Architecture - 243 pages
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COURTYARDS

Aesthetic, Social, and Thermal Delight

Courtyards is an artful, informative exploration of courtyards, from their origins in early civilization to contemporary design concepts. Architects and landscape architects will repeatedly turn to the detailed guidelines for reference, gain a greater sense of balance between building and garden, and cultivate optimal green space by using the practical planting tips. Over one hundred photographs and drawings illustrate the concepts written about by an authority and passionate scholar in his field.
 

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Contents

Orienrarion
9
COURTYARDS AND COSMOS
25
Cycles of Life and Dearh
40
Circularion
53
PLANTS THE SP1R1T OF THE COURTYARD
66
Taming rhe Clunare
79
Thermal Muss
92
SOME PARTlCULAR COURTYARDS 103
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Shading 148
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lmproved 165
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COURTYARD DES1GN 167
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Courtyards and Cooling 182
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DES1GN EXAMPLES
198
EVAPORAT1ON AND TRANSP1RAT1ON 21 3
215
GLOSSARY
233
Copyright

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About the author (2002)

JOHN S. REYNOLDS is a professor of architecture at the University of Oregon. He is actively involved in the American Solar Energy Society and the Society of Building Science Educators. The recipient of numerous fellowships and grants, his research has focused on the relationship between environment, inhabitants, and energy usage.

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