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Building for life : designing and understanding the human-nature connection

Building for life : designing and understanding the human-nature connection

Author: Stephen R Kellert
Publisher: Washington, DC : Island Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Conventional architecture builds a wall between us and nature. And that fractured relationship makes for not only mediocre design, but a lower quality of life, according to Yale, professor Stephen R. Kellert. In Building for Life, Kellert offers simple yet creative solutions that bring green architecture to a personal level. Inspired by the work of architects like Frank Lloyd Wright, Eero Saarinen, and Norman  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kellert, Stephen R.
Building for life.
Washington, DC : Island Press, ©2005
(DLC) 2005017200
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen R Kellert
ISBN: 9781429495158 1429495154 9781559637213 1559637218 9781559636735 1559636734 9781597265911 1597265918
OCLC Number: 173135328
Description: 1 online resource (x, 250 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction --
Science and theory of connecting human and natural systems --
Nature and childhood development --
Harmonizing the natural and human built environments --
Biophilic design --
Ethics of sustainability --
Narrative epilogue --
Of forests and the sea, 1955 : middle childhood --
From apple orchards to shopping malls, 1972 : late adolescence --
Geographic sketches here and there, 1985 : early adulthood --
Seals in the neighborhood, 2004 : middle age --
Reminiscence of childhood and the city, later generations : 2030 and 2055.
Responsibility: Stephen R. Kellert.
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Illustrating how architects and designers can use simple methods to address our innate needs for contact with nature. this book is an examination of how the inter-relationship between nature,  Read more...


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