Environmental Diversity in Architecture
Publisher: Routledge | pages: 256 | 2004 | ISBN: 041531478X | PDF | 16,1 mb
This book takes the position that the dynamics of the architectural environment is a key aspect of good design, yet poorly understood.
Mary Ann Steane is a lecturer in the University of Cambridge Department of Architecture. She lectures on environmental issues and is also a course director of the MPhil in Environmental Design. In the studio courses she delivers the acknowledgement and integration of environmental design issues is always given particular emphasis. Her research marries technical analysis with a more historical perspective. The current focus of her research is on natural lighting strategies, and seeks to enable more precise communication about light quality, and thus to develop a more nuanced appraisal of natural lighting strategies in their broader topographic, climatic and programmatic context.