Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Retooling the Built Environment

Definition of Built Environment:

Adaptations to terrestrial environment which help us change our behavior.
Built for specific activity or purpose.
Why build Green?
The way we build our environment can increase/decrease health of communication and productivity.

Layout Patterns that exist in built environments.

  • Fixed feature-space restricts communication.
  • Semi fixed feature-space movable within a fixed space (e.g. furniture).
  • Informal space-(perceptual) smaller or bigger depending on number of people. We create a bubble for instance. Lasts only as long as the interactants communicate.

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