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The Environmental Tradition: Studies in the Architecture of Environment

By: D Hawkes

216 pages, 13 line illus, 39 b/w photos

Chapman & Hall (E & FN Spon)

Paperback | Dec 1995 | #53530 | ISBN: 0419199004
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This text brings together a unique collection of writing by a leading researcher and critic which outlines the evolution of the environmental dimension of architectural theory and practice in the past twenty-five years. It deals with the transformation of the environmental design field which was brought about by the growth of energy awareness in the 1970s and 1980s, and places environmental issues in the broader theoretical and historical context in architecture.


Acknowledgements. Forword by Robert Maxwell. Introduction. Part One: Theory: Chapter One: The theoretical basis of comfort in 'selective' environments. Chapter Two: Building shape and energy use. Chapter Three: Types, norms and habit in environmental design. Chapter Four: Precedent and therory in the design of auditoria. Chapter Five: Objective knowledge and the art and science of architecture. Chapter Six: Space for services: the architectural dimension. Chapter Seven: The language barrier. Chapter Eight: Environment at the threshold. Chapter Nine: The Cambridge School and the environmental tradition. Part Two: Chapter Ten: Wallasey School: pioneer of solar design. Chapter Eleven: Netley Abbey Infants' school. Chapter Twelve: CEGB Building, Bristol. Chapter Thirteen: Gateway Two, the Wiggins Teape building, Basingstoke. Chapter Fourteen: St. Mary's Hospital, Isle of Wright. Chapter Fifteen: Cassa Rurale e Artigianale, Brendola. Chapter Sixteen: Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre. Chapter Seventeen: The Sainsbury wing, national gallery, London. Chapter Eighteen: Artistic Achievements: the art museums of Louis I. Kahn.

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