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Picture of Precedented Environmental Futures

Precedented Environmental Futures

Skin and Substance

Author(s): Colin Porteous

Book Description

This book addresses the built environment through the lens of environmental architecture, and in a holistic manner. It moves gradually from psychophysiology and thinking-doing-feeling modalities, through environmental criteria to environmental modulation, concluding with a debate around mitigation and adaptation.

Much use is made of re-interpreting past quotations seen as relevant for environmental architecture. No definitive conclusions are reached, but rather broad discursive messages are offered. The text will have lasting luminance for new generations involved with the built environment.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-2816-1
ISBN-10: 1-5275-2816-2
Date of Publication: 01/05/2019
Pages / Size: 593 / A5
Price: £81.99


Professor Colin Porteous, formerly a full-time academic (1986-2006), still works part-time on both research and teaching at the Mackintosh School of Architecture at the Glasgow School of Art, UK. His publications include The NEW eco-ARCHITECTURE (2002) and Solar Architecture in Cool Climates (2005).