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Buildings are for people : human ecological design

Author: Bill Caplan
Publisher: Faringdon, Oxfordshire : Libri Publishing, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Buildings Are for People: Human Ecological Design offers a new approach to the process of conceiving architectural design, one that considers the interactions of the built environment with people and the natural environment. The book exposes our visceral and experiential connections to buildings, and how buildings intervene directly with our ecosystem, natural environment and sense of place. It brings to light our  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Caplan, Bill.
Buildings Are for People : Human Ecological Design.
Chicago : Libri Publishing, ©2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Caplan
ISBN: 9780993370663 0993370667 9780993370670 0993370675
OCLC Number: 949274431
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 262) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Foreword by Series Editor; Preface; Introduction; 1 Buildings Intervene; 1 Interfaces Enable Change; INTERFACIAL ARCHITECTURES -Natural and Manmade Transformations; ARCHITECTURE INTERVENES -Affordance and Intrusion; BUILDINGS ARE FOR PEOPLE -Human Shelter; 2 Manifestations of the Building Envelope; PHYSICAL, SENSIBLE AND OPERATIVE -Embodied as One; MATERIAL INTERFACE -The Physical Presence of Architecture; EXPERIENTIAL INTERFACE -The Sensible Presence of Architecture; PERFORMATIVE INTERFACE -The Operative Presence of Architecture. BARRIERS AND PORTS --
Selective Action3 People; THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE -Visual, Corporeal and Cognitive; VISUALISATION -We See with the Mind's Eye; ENERGY, MATTER AND PEOPLE -The Human Response; 2 The Struggle for Green; 1 Sustainable Design is Human-centric; SUSTAINABLY GREEN -Now and Forever; BUILDING DESIGN MAKES A DIFFERENCE -Whole Systems Thinking; 2 Obstacles to Successful Execution ; "PR" VERSUS FACT -Misinformation and Technical Complexity; WHEN LOOKS IGNORE FUNCTION -The Dominant Role of Aesthetics; TECHNOLOGY OVERLOAD -The Educational Dilemma; 3 Human Ecological Design; 1 The Concepts. CONSIDERATIONS -People and Environments, Energy and MatterSINGULARITIES -Architecture Generates Change; AFFORDANCES -Surfaces Rule, Substances Regulate; 2 The Parameters of Human Ecology; RELATIONSHIPS --
Parametric Design; PARAMETERS -Vectors from N, S, E, W; from Above, Below and Within; 3 Performative Expression; TROPE AND STYLE -Symbol or Substance; SYMBOLISM -Image versus Essence; HELICOPTER ARCHITECTURE -Altering Sense of Place; FUNCTIONAL AESTHETICS -Performing Art; 4 Architecture: Interfacing People and Environments; THE MODEL -Visualising Intersections; MODELLING BY SECTOR. CASE STUDIESUNLEASHING THE HOLISTIC APPROACH -Human Ecological Design; Acknowledgments; List of Photographs and Illustrations; Notes; Index.
Responsibility: Bill Caplan.


Buildings are for People is, as its title states,above all else about our relationships to the built environments we create andinhabit. It is a guidebook for achieving positive change in the way  Read more...


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