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    DescriptionClearly 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.


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    Title
    Responsive Environments
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sue McGlynn, By (author) Graham Smith, By (author) Alan Alcock, By (author) Paul Murrain, Edited by Ian Bentley
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 152
    Width: 210 mm
    Height: 297 mm
    Thickness: 9 mm
    Weight: 612 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780750605663
    ISBN 10: 0750605669
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ENV
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: RNP
    BISAC V2.8: ARC011000
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S8.3
    Abridged Dewey: 720
    LC classification: NA
    B&T General Subject: 130
    Ingram Subject Code: AR
    Ingram Theme: DEMO/URBAN
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC21: 711.4
    BISAC V2.8: ARC010000
    DC22: 711.4
    Thema V1.0: RNP
    Edition
    Illustrated
    Edition statement
    Illustrated
    Illustrations note
    illustrations
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    Architectural Press
    Publication date
    01 December 1985
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Winner of the RIBA inner city competitions of 1977 and 1980
    Review quote
    'an important contribution to design as place making' Environmental and Archtectural Phenomenology Newsletter 'Virtually everything in this book is highly relevant to the work of landscape architects tackling urban problems.' Landscape Design
    Table of contents
    Permeability; Variety; Legibility; Robustness; Visual appropriateness; Richness; Personalisation; Putting it all together; Index.