Places of the Soul: Architecture and Environmental Design as a Healing Art

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Routledge, 2004 - Architecture - 309 pages
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Revised to incorporate the changes in opinions and attitudes since its first publication, the second edition of 'Places of the Soul' has brought Christopher Day's classic text into the 21st century.

This new edition of the seminal text reminds us that true sustainable design does not simply mean energy efficient building. Sustainable buildings must provide for the 'soul'. For Christopher Day architecture is not just about a building's appearance, but how the building is experienced. 'Places of the Soul' presents buildings as environment, intrinsic to their surroundings, and offers design principles that will open the eyes of the architecture student and professional alike, presenting ideas quite different to the orthodoxy of modern architectural education.

Christopher Day's experience as an architect, self-builder, professor and sculptor have all added to the development of his ideas that encompass issues of economic and social sustainability, commercial pressures and consensus design. This book presents these ideas and outlines universal principles that will be of interest and value to architects, builders, planners and developers alike.

* Author is leading authority in this field and has a throng of devoted admirers
* 1st edition is considered a classic in the industry and it has been renewed for the 21st century
* Sustainability and environmental design is one of the key areas of interest and study for architects today

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does it matter?
2 Architecture with healthgiving intent
3 Architecture as art
4 Building for planetary health
5 Building for human health
6 Qualities and quantities
7 Conversation or conflict?
8 Space for living in
10 Ensouling buildings
11 Building as a healthgiving process
the architecture of peace
13 Children and environment
14 The urban environment
15 Building for tomorrow
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creating places with users and builders

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Christopher Day trained as an architect and a sculptor. He designs buildings in line with the ecological principles of his books. Day is considered to be one of the founders of the ecological movement in Britain and is even better known in the United States. He has an international lecturing circuit as a result of influential publications such as 'Places of the Soul', 'A Haven for Childhood',and 'Building with Heart'.

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