Inspired by Nature: Plants : the Building/botany Connection

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2008 - Architecture - 191 pages
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Nature has always furnished stimulating ideas for the design of architecture. This collection of buildings, both vernacular and by important architects, from houses to hotels, schools, and commercial and industrial projects, reveals conscious and unconscious visual analogies with the plant world and explains why natural forms make good models for structure.

 

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Contents

L1GHT AND SPAT1AL ARRANGEMENT
10
WATER CONTROL
54
TEMPERATURE CONTROL
74
EXTREME COND1T1ONS
98

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Patricia P rez, a landscape engineer, directs the landscape architecture department at the Diputaci n de Barcelona and is a professor in the master of landscape architecture program at the Universidad Polit cnica de Catalu a.

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