The Selective Environment

Author:   Dean Hawkes ,  with Jane McDonald ,  Koen Steemers
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN:  

9781138157309


Pages:   176
Publication Date:   07 December 2016
Format:   Hardback
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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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Author:   Dean Hawkes ,  with Jane McDonald ,  Koen Steemers
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint:   CRC Press
Weight:   0.454kg
ISBN:  

9781138157309


ISBN 10:   1138157309
Pages:   176
Publication Date:   07 December 2016
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

Preface List of Illustrations 1. Introduction 2. Nature, Architecture and Environmental Inquiry 3. Context: the Regional Dimension 4. Comfort and Climate in the Selective Environment 5. Typology in Environmental Design 6. Generic Models for Selective Design 7. Case Studies for Selective Design 8. An Environmental Design Check List 9. A Selective Bibliography Index

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'As a primer for students, the book is a success. It puts the subject into a historical context and an intellectual framework, it illustrates its thesis with case studies which form a good starting-point for further research, and in its checklist it offers a tool which can be implemented in the design of projects.' - Adam Voelcker, Architectural Review


Author Information

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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