Beyond Environmental Comfort by Boon Lay OngBeyond Environmental Comfort by Boon Lay Ong

Beyond Environmental Comfort

EditorBoon Lay Ong

Paperback | July 25, 2013

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Beyond Environmental Comforthighlights some of the key ideas that form the foundation of the field of environmental comfort and, at the same time, gives voice to some of the concerns and considerations on the limitations of the field as it stands today.

Bringing together a range of foremost thinkers in their respective fields - Michel Cabanac, Derek Clements-Croome, Nick Baker, Harold Marshall, Juhani Pallasmaa, Dean Hawkes, and Constance Classen - this book argues for a deeper appreciation of how environmental comfort may be understood in terms of our relationship with the environment rather than as independent qualities. For the first time these diverse views are brought together by Editor Boon Lay Ong to present insights into a world beyond what is normally covered in academic research. In the process, an attempt is made to define the field for the future.

This book shows that it is by understanding just how environmental design needs to go beyond mere comfort and deal with well-being that we can meaningfully design our future.

Boon Lay Ongcurrently teaches Environmentally Sustainable Design as course subjects and design studio at the University of Melbourne in Australia. He is also noted for developing the Green Plot Ratio, a sustainability metric that is used in Singapore to encourage greenery density.
Title:Beyond Environmental ComfortFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9.69 × 6.85 × 0.68 inPublished:July 25, 2013Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415453690

ISBN - 13:9780415453691

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Table of Contents

Preface  1. Introduction: Environmental Comfort and BeyondBoon Lay Ong2. Sensory Pleasure and HomeostasisMichel Cabanac3. Consciousness, Well-being and the SensesDerek Clements-Croome4. Cultural Responses to Primitive NeedsNick V. Baker5. Acoustical Aesthetics, Sound and SpaceHarold A. Marshall6. Existential Comfort: Lived Space and ArchitectureJuhani Pallasmaa7. Airport Restrooms: Outdoor Environment Indoor SpaceBoon Lay Ong8. The Poetics of Environment Dean Hawkes9. Why Does the Environment Matter?Derek Clements-Croome10. Biophilia, Topophilia and HomeBoon Lay Ong11. Green PleasuresConstance Classen Index