Responsive Environments

Responsive Environments

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Clearly demonstrates the specific characteristics that make for comprehensible, friendly and controllable places; 'Responsive Environments' - as opposed to the alienating environments often imposed today. By means of sketches and diagrams, it shows how they may be designed in to places or buildings. This is a practical book about architecture and urban design. It is most concerned with the areas of design which most frequently go wrong and impresses the idea that ideals alone are not enough. Ideals must be linked through appropriate design ideas to the fabric of the built environemnt itself. This book is a practical attempt to show how this can be done. * Explore what is meant by the concept of a 'responsive environment' * Illustrated step-by-step guide shows you how to achieve a 'responsive environment' in real-life designA Manual for Designers Ian Bentley. fr , . , . wg Q if J a€œ659% 15% , /a€ J~As6 g6a€ ... The core material should be soft enough to take a#39;hammer and screwdrivera#39; fixings , but hard enough to carry extensive shelf units. Smooth fiat surfaces are best for anbsp;...

Title:Responsive Environments
Author:Ian Bentley
Publisher:Routledge - 1985-01


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