Drawing on Nature's Rhythms for Architecture and Urban DesignBook - 2006
Celebrated architect Ralph Knowles, Distinguished Emeritus at USC's School of Architecture, has carefully crafted a book for architects, designers, planners--anyone who yearns to reconnect to the natural world through the built environment. He shows us how to re-examine a shadow, a wall, a window, a landscape, as they respond to the natural cycles of heat, light, wind, and rain. Analyzing methods of sheltering that range from a Berber tent to a Spanish courtyard to the cityscape of contemporary Los Angeles, Ritual House shows us the future: by coining the concept of solar access zoning, he introduces a radical yet increasingly viable solution for tomorrow's mega-cities.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Island Press, c2006
Branch Call Number: 720.47 Kno 3558ad 1
Characteristics: xx, 202 p. :,ill., maps