"Buildings are for People."
Something often overlooked in execution.
"Buildings Are for People" is timely reading for architects, planners, policy makers, developers and engineers – anyone with an interest in architecture, planning or the pursuit of livable communities. It is addressed to the practitioners, planners, educators, students and influencers who will envision, enable and create tomorrow's built environment.
Buildings Are for People addresses architectural design – focusing on the interactions of design with people, the existing built environment and the natural environment.
The book explores our visceral and experiential connections to building design, and how it intervenes directly with our environment to create a sense of place. Buildings Are for People explores how to utilize a building's surfaces, shapes and materiality to synergize with nature's forces to achieve green and sustainable architecture.
Roadblocks to successful design are brought to light, including issues in education, the profession, regulation and the industry's institutions, topics that heretofore were rarely discussed. Most importantly, Buildings re for People: Human Ecological Design highlights the obvious, that buildings are built for people, a fact that seems to have been overlooked in the last half-century.
The author's powerful photography and illustrations provide a reader's-eye experience to match the enlightening text. Caplan's images stimulate the senses. Visually articulating the good and the bad, they encourage building designs that are sensitive to people, program and habitat - people-friendly and environment-friendly architecture. Click this IMAGES link or the navigation buttons above or below for a small slideshow from the book.