The Selective Environment

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Taylor & Francis, 2002 - Architecture - 164 pages
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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

Introduction
1
Nature architecture and environmental inquiry
15
the regional dimension
20
Comfort and climate in the selective environment
28
Typology in environmental design
45
Generic models for selective design
49
Case studies
59
APICORP Headquarters Building Al Khobar Saudi Arabia
67
Yapi Kredi Operations Centre Gebze Turkey
91
Tjibaou Cultural Centre Nouméa New Caledonia
96
Eastgate Office Building Harare Zimbabwe
102
Winery Napanook Vineyard Yountville California USA
109
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Research Laboratory Ahmedabad India
115
Environmental design checklist
122
Select bibliography
152
Generic energy data for London and Lagos
158

The Berrill Building Open University Milton Keynes UK
73
Local History Museum and Tourist Office Kempsey New South Wales Australia
80
Strawberry Vale School Victoria British Columbia Canada
85

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About the author (2002)

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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