Places Of The Soul: Architecture And Environmental Design As A Healing Art by Christopher DayPlaces Of The Soul: Architecture And Environmental Design As A Healing Art by Christopher Day

Places Of The Soul: Architecture And Environmental Design As A Healing Art

byChristopher Day

Paperback | December 23, 2003

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Revised to incorporate the changes in opinions and attitudes since its first publication, the second edition of 'Places of the Soul' has brought Christopher Day's classic text into the 21st century.


This new edition of the seminal text reminds us that true sustainable design does not simply mean energy efficient building. Sustainable buildings must provide for the 'soul'. For Christopher Day architecture is not just about a building's appearance, but how the building is experienced. 'Places of the Soul' presents buildings as environment, intrinsic to their surroundings, and offers design principles that will open the eyes of the architecture student and professional alike, presenting ideas quite different to the orthodoxy of modern architectural education.

Christopher Day's experience as an architect, self-builder, professor and sculptor have all added to the development of his ideas that encompass issues of economic and social sustainability, commercial pressures and consensus design. This book presents these ideas and outlines universal principles that will be of interest and value to architects, builders, planners and developers alike.
Christopher Day trained as an architect and a sculptor. He designs buildings in line with the ecological principles of his books. Day is considered to be one of the founders of the ecological movement in Britain and is even better known in the United States. He has an international lecturing circuit as a result of influential publicati...
Title:Places Of The Soul: Architecture And Environmental Design As A Healing ArtFormat:PaperbackDimensions:322 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:December 23, 2003Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0750659017

ISBN - 13:9780750659017

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Table of Contents

Architecture: Does it matter?; Architecture with Health-Giving Intent; Architecture as Art; Building for Physical Health; Qualities and Quantities; Conversion or Conflict?; Space for Living in; Design as a Listening Process: Creating Places with Users and Builders; Ensouling Buildings; Building as a Health-Giving Process; Healing Silence: the Architecture of Peace; The Urban Environment: Cities as Places, Cities for People, Cities for Life; Building for Tomorrow; Index.

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¿...one of the seminal architecture books of recent times.¿¿ Professor Tom Wooley, Architects Journal ¿This gentle book offers a route out of the nightmare of so much callous modern construction. I was inspired.¿¿ Colin Amery, The Financial Times ¿The ¿bible¿ of many architects and those interested in architecture.¿¿ Centre for Alternative Technology ¿A wonderful, ground-breaking book.¿¿ Permaculture Magazine ¿...an inspiration to all those who care about the influence of the environment on Man's health and well-being.¿¿ The Scientific and Medical Network ¿The book¿s photos and the discussion of interior space d¿r will appeal to those favoring a rustic and timeless aesthetic¿¿¿ Environments ¿The book presents a critical analysis of the form and function of modern construction by shifting standard planning and design methods to those more socially and environmentally sustainable and (most importantly) people-centered.¿¿ Gregory Rose, Geography & Environmental Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada