A book the Architecture field
"Buildings Are for People" challenges the architectural design process. It seeks more relevance. This means more interaction with people and more interaction with the locale. It means using a building's surfaces, shape and materiality to achieve people-friendly architecture in synergy with the natural environment.
As one reader succinctly put it, "whether you are a builder or a user of buildings, read this book first."
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. It explores the experiential aspects of building design, their relationship to its program, sense of place and the local community, achieved through green and sustainable architecture.
Important roadblocks to successful design are highlighted, topics that are rarely discussed such as issues in education, the profession, regulation and the industry's institutions. But more importantly, Buildings Are for People drives home 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 provides 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 designing people-friendly and environment-friendly architecture. Click CONTENTS for the Table of Contents, IMAGES for a slide show sample, EXCERPTS to read a sample, AUTHOR for the Author's Page and GET IT NOW to buy.
Buildings Are for People is addressed to the entire profession - the practitioners, educators and influencers who will envision, enable and create tomorrow's built environment. An especially important read for students, interns and newly minted architects.
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Published by Libri Publishing, Green Frigate Books, UK
Distributed in the US & Canada by IPG.