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Challenging the design process.


Bill Caplan's innovative book "Buildings Are for People" challenges the way we design buildings, our approach to sustainable design and the human interface. His methodology emphasizes the employment of building surfaces, shape and materiality to achieve people-friendly and environment-friendly architecture – to achieve synergies.

"Buildings Are for People" encourages building designs that are sensitive to people, program, and habitat. Unique in its comprehensive approach, the concepts explore both the experiential aspects of building design and how their design elements can be used to foster sustainability. Following his sobering critique, Caplan orchestrates the path forward with a fresh perspective. While driving home the theme that buildings are built for people, the book highlights roadblocks to successful design with a dose of reality and their resolution. This includes topics rarely discussed such as issues in education, the profession, regulation and within the industry's own institutions. 

With more than 120 images, the author's powerful photography provides a reader's-eye experience to illustrate the text and stimulate the senses. Images and drawings articulate both the good and the bad throughout the book. 

"Buildings Are for People" is about designing people-friendly and environment-friendly architecture. It is addressed to the practitioners, educators and influencers who will envision, enable and create tomorrow's built environment, as well as anyone with an interest in architecture or planning. It is an especially valuable resource for newly minted architects, interns and students. As one reader put it, "whether you are a builder or a user of buildings, read this book first."

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The Published by Libri Publishing, Green Frigate Books, UK
Distributed in the US & Canada by IPG.