Buildings, Culture and Environment: Informing Local and Global Practices
April 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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This book addresses the role regional culture play in the successful (or otherwise) process of exchanging and adapting environmental practices and standards in the built environment. Using the specific case of the design of environmentally sound buildings, the book identifies a number of issues from different perspectives:
- The conflict between regionally appropriate environmental building practices within a global technical and economic context.
- How human, social and cultural expectations limit technological advances and performance improvements.
- To what extent information on environmentally progressive buildings can be transferred across cultures without compromising regional and local practices.
- Which ideas travel successfully between regions – generic principles, specific ideas or specific solutions?