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The Environments of Architecture: Environmental Design in Context

By: Randall Thomas and Trevor Garnham

256 pages, Line Drawings

Taylor & Francis

Paperback | Jul 2007 | #168123 | ISBN-13: 9780415360890
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Hardback | Jul 2007 | #168122 | ISBN-13: 9780415360883
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About this book

This well-illustrated 'think piece' provides a much needed and topical philosophical introduction to the place of environmental design in architecture.

The highly respected authors set 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, both academia and practice, provide a fully-rounded and well-balanced introduction to this important topic.


Preface 1. Introduction 2. Site and Setting 3. Building Design 1: Smaller Buildings and the Creation of Environments 4. Building Design 2: The Environments of Larger Buildings 5. Heating, Cooling and Power 6. Ventilation 7. Light and Shade 8. The City 9. Conclusion Appendix A -- Earth, Sky and Physics Appendix B -- A Time Line Glossary

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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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