Ritual House: Drawing on Nature’s Rhythms for Architecture and Urban Design [1ed.]9781597260503, 1-59726-050-9

Author : Ralph Knowles
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.
Categories: Art Design: Architecture
Year :2006
Publisher : Island Press
Language : English
N° Of Pages : 224
File Info : pdf 5 Mb