Architecture of the Well-Tempered Environment

ISBN-10: 0226036987
ISBN-13: 9780226036984
Edition: 2nd 1984 (Revised)
Authors: Reyner Banham
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Book details

List price: $45.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1984
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 12/15/1984
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 7.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Reyner Banham was a pioneer in arguing that technology, human needs, and environmental concerns must be considered an integral part of architecture. No historian before him had so systematically explored the impact of environmental engineering on the design of buildings and on the minds of architects. In this revision of his classic work, Banham has added considerable new material on the use of energy, particularly solar energy, in human environments. Included in the new material are discussions of Indian pueblos and solar architecture, the Centre Pompidou and other high-tech buildings, and the environmental wisdom of many current architectural vernaculars.

Unwarrented apology
Environmental management
A dark satanic century
The kit of parts: heat and light
Environments of large buildings
The well-tempered home
The environment of the machine aesthetic
Machines � habiter
Towards full control
Concealed power
Exposed power
A range of methods
A breath of intelligence
Readings in environmental technology
Photo credits
Index

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