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Description - Ritual House by Ralph L. Knowles

The houses we dwell in, the cities surrounding our houses, even the clothes we wear-these are all shelters we erect against the elements. Understanding how the elements affect our lives is more vital than ever. High-energy enclosed building systems have cut us off from nature, but we can re-connect to our landscapes and to humanity through buildings that honour ecological balance, personal choice, and creativity. By engaging nature in our designs, we can create shelters that are unique to their climate, their region, and their relationship to the sun.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781597260503
ISBN-10: 1597260509
Format: Hardback
(254mm x 178mm x mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Island Press
Publisher: Island Press
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Ralph L. Knowles

Ralph Knowles has an MS in Architecture from MIT, has held academic posts at Auburn and University of Hawaii and is currently an Emeritus at USC. He resides in Los Angeles, California.