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Mary Ann Steane , Koen Steemers
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16 Sep 2004 041531478X 978-0415314787
This book takes the position that the dynamic of the architectural environment is a key aspect of good design, yet one which is not well anticipated or understood. Environmental variety is a design characteristic closely related to our experience of architecture - an architecture of the senses. Each chapter demonstrates how an understanding of a particular context or environmental characteristic in dynamic terms informs design. The book is an antidote to the misconceptions of 'optimum' environmental performance or fixed criteria, instead embracing the richness of environmental variety.

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  • Paperback: 252 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge (16 Sep 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 041531478X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415314787
  • Product Dimensions: 24.2 x 18.8 x 1.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 708,647 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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. He specialises in aspects of environmental design in architecture, has practices as an architect in the UK and Germany, and is a Director of Cambridge Architectural Research Limited. His recent publications include Energy and Environment in Architecture (2000), and Architecture City Environment (2000), The Selective Environment (2002), Daylight Design of Buildings (2002).

Mary Ann Steane is a lecturer in the University of Cambridge Department of Architecture. She lectures on environmental issues and is also a course director of the MPhil in Environmental Design. In the studio courses she delivers the acknowledgement and integration of environmental design issues is always given particular emphasis. Her research marries technical analysis with a more historical perspective. The current focus of her research is on natural lighting strategies, and seeks to enable more precise communication about light quality, and thus to develop a more nuanced appraisal of natural lighting strategies in their broader topographic, climatic and programmatic context.

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This book has a twofold aim: to establish a range of useful definitions of environmental diversity and to explore the role it plays in ordering and enriching architectural experience. Read the first page
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ground breaking 14 Jan 2009
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Have you ever thought "this is a wonderful place"? This book presents a ground-breaking perspective on the role of environmental design in architecture. Drawing on expertise from top academics and practitioners, the book explores issues such as light, warmth and sound in buildings and cities. Rather than considering such concerns from a conventional technical perspective, chapters address the social, philosophical and experiential aspects in relation to design. In this way the book reveals and explains new dimensions of how architecture is experienced that go beyond the physical or stylistic.
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