The Environments of Architecture
Environmental Design in Context
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Environments of Architecture by Randall Thomas
Book DescriptionThis well-illustrated 'think piece' provides a much needed and topical philosophical introduction to the place of environmental design in architecture. The Environments of Architecture sets out a range of considerations necessary to produce appropriate internal environments in the context of a wider discussion on the effect of building decisions on the broader environment. The authors, from architecture and engineering, academia and practice, provide a rounded and well-balanced introduction to this important topic. Starting from a belief that the built environment can contribute more positively to the planet and the pleasure of places as well as answering the practical demands of comfort, they cover site planning, form, materials, construction and operation as well as looking at design on a city level. Presenting a thoughtful and stimulating approach to the built environment, this book forms an excellent guide for practitioners, students and academics concerned with our built environment.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415360883
(246mm x 174mm x mm)
Imprint: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Randall Thomas
Sustainable Urban Design, Paperback (December 2008)
By the end of the 21st Century it is thought that three-quarters of the world's population will be urban. This book addresses that making these cities healthy, vibrant and sustainable is an exceptional challenge. It sets out some of the basic principles of the design of our cities and, illustrates how these ideas can be put into practice.
Environments of Architecture, Paperback (September 2007)
Aims to set out considerations useful to produce appropriate internal environments in the context of a discussion on the effect of building decisions on the environment. This book shows that the built environment can contribute more positively to the planet and the pleasure of places as well as answering the practical demands of comfort.
Environmental Design, Paperback (December 2005)
Focuses on designing environmentally-friendly buildings. This book starts with some basic scientific principles and environmental issues, and then moves on to site planning, energy use, materials and buildings form. It is suitable for architects, engineers, planners, and students in the field.
Urban Lifeworld, Hardback (November 2001)» View all books by Randall Thomas
This volume of scholarly essays, the result of detailed research, contributes to our understanding of the cultural role of cities by offering a new approach to the analysis of the urban experience.
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Author Biography - Randall Thomas
Randall Thomas is a consultant to Max Fordham LLP and teaches in the UK and France. He is currently a Visiting Professor at the University of Cambridge, Professor of Sustainable Environmental Design at Kingston University and a Course Organiser at the AA. His previous books include Environmental Design, Photovoltaics and Architecture and Sustainable Urban Design. Trevor Garnham is an architect and Principal Lecturer at Kingston University School of Architecture. His previous books include Lines on the Landscape, Circles from the Sky; Monuments of Neolithic Orkney and three books on Arts and Crafts buildings. He is a regular reviewer of contemporary buildings for architectural journals.
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