The Environmental Tradition: Studies in the Architecture of Environment

Front Cover
Taylor & Francis, 1996 - Architecture - 212 pages
In the last quarter of the twentieth century there has been a renewal of interest in the environmental function of buildings. The essays collected in this book provide an account of developments in the theory of environmental design in architecture during this period and illustrate the implications of theory for practice through a series of critical discussions of significant buildings. Central themes of the book are to show how environmental concerns have shaped the nature of buildings throughout history and, with the benefit of an historical perspective, to indicate how the new environmental priorities of the buildings of late industrial societies may be addressed.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

para acondi

Contents

Foreword by Robert Maxwell Acknowledgements
9
Introduction
10
1 The theoretical basis of comfort in selective environments
28
Theory
29
Building shape and energy use
36
Types norms and habit in environmental design
46
Precedent and theory in the design of auditoria
56
Objeciive knowledge and the ar t and science of architecture
66
10 Wallasey School pioneer of solar design
118
Netley Abbey InfantsSchool
130
CFGB Building Bristol
142
Gateway Two the Wiggins Teape Building Basingstoke
154
StMarysHospital Isleof Wight
160
Cassa Rurale e Artigianale Brendola
171
Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre
182
The Sainsbury Wing National Gallery London
190

the architectural dimension
72
The language barrier
88
Environment at the threshold
98
The Cambridge School and the environmental tradition
106
the art museums of Louis I Kahn
200
Illustration and text acknowledgements
208
Index
210
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1996)

Dean Hawkes is an architect who has researched and taught at the Department of Architecture at the University of Cambridge since 1965.

Bibliographic information