Description:Celebrated architect Ralph Knowles, Distinguished Emeritus at USC<U+...

Description:Celebrated architect Ralph Knowles, Distinguished Emeritus at USCs School of Architecture, has carefully crafted a book for architects, designers, plannersanyone 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 Houseshows us the future: by coining the concept of solar access zoning, he introduces a radical yet increasingly viable solution for tomorrows mega-cities.



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