Buildings are built for people -
a fact often overlooked in execution.
"Buildings Are for People" addresses the architectural design process. It seeks more relevance for architecture's interaction with people and the locale and explores how to utilize a building's surfaces, shape and materiality to achieve people-friendly architecture that synergizes with our natural environment.
Challenging the way we approach sustainable design and the human interface, Buildings Are for People encourages building designs that are sensitive to people, program, and habitat and provides a methodology for conceiving architectural design that responds to such a matrix. It explores the experiential aspects of building design, their relationship to its function, sense of place and the local community, as well as achieving green and sustainable architecture with a fruitful outcome.
As background material, roadblocks to successful design are brought to light, such as issues in education, the profession, regulation and the industry's institutions, topics that are rarely discussed. But more importantly, Buildings Are for People: Human Ecological Design drives the theme that buildings are built for people, offering a fresh perspective, a dose of reality, and a path forward.
The author's powerful photography and drawings provide a reader's-eye experience to illustrate the text and stimulate the senses. Articulating the good and the bad, they encourage building designs that are sensitive to people, program and habitat. This is a book about creating people-friendly and environment-friendly architecture. Click CONTENTS for the Table of Contents, IMAGES for a slide show sample, PREFACE to read the book's Preface, AUTHOR for the Author's Page, or the navigation buttons above or below.
"Buildings Are for People" is timely read for anyone with an interest in architecture or the built environment, but especially for architects, planners, developers, policy makers, researchers and engineers. It is addressed to the practitioners, educators, students and influencers who will envision, enable and create tomorrow's built environment.