The Selective Environment

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Taylor & Francis, 2002 - Architecture - 164 pages
The complex art of architecture embraces all of the concerns of the world's cultures. It meets the fundamental needs for shelter from the elements, but, almost from its origins, has acquired other purposes and meanings. The Selective Environment is an approach to environmentally responsive architectural design that seeks to make connections between the technical preoccupations of architectural science, and the necessity, never more urgent than today, to sustain cultural identity at a time of rapid global, technological change.
 

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Contents

Nature architecture and environmental inquiry
15
Comfort and climate in the selective environment
28
Typology in environmental design
45
Case studies
59
The Berrill Building Open University Milton Keynes
73
Environmental design checklist
122
Select bibliography
152
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Dean Hawkes is Professor of Architectural Design at the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University. Koen Steemers is a director of the Martin Centre for Architectural and Urban Studies and a senior lecturer at the University of Cambridge Department of Architecture.

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