Building for Life

Building for Life

Designing and Understanding the Human-nature Connection

eBook - 2005
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This is a definitive examination of how the inter-relationship between nature, architecture, and design is essential to human well-being. Sustainable design has made great strides in recent years; unfortunately, it still falls short of fully integrating nature into our built environment. Through a groundbreaking new paradigm of restorative environmental design, award-winning author, Stephen R. Kellert proposes a new architectural model of sustainability. In Building for Life, Kellert examines the fundamental interconnectedness of people and nature, and how the loss of this connection results in a diminished quality of life. This thoughtful new work illustrates how architects and designers can use simple methods to address our innate needs for contact with nature.
Publisher: Washington, DC : Island Press, c2005.
ISBN: 1559637218
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 250 p.) : ill.
Additional Contributors: ebrary, Inc


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