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Architecture of the Well-tempered Environment - Reyner Banham

Architecture of the Well-tempered Environment

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Published: 1st January 1984
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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 à 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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ISBN: 9780226036984
ISBN-10: 0226036987
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st January 1984
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 19.1  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.6
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised