The Evolution of the Built Environment: Complexity, Human Agency and Thermal Performance

£81.00
Author:
Helen Wilkins
Publication Year:
2009
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781407305950
Paperback:
371pp. Illustrated throughout with maps, plans, drawings, figures, tables and photographs
ISBN 10:
1407305956
BAR number:
S2020
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Description

BOOK DESCRIPTION
This study investigates the relationship between the thermal performance of building assemblages (classes of buildings) and the social life of human communities using a multi-scalar Neo-Darwinian approach to study the evolution of the built environment. The work investigates levels of thermal operational adjustability associated with building assemblages and long-term social viability, given that social and contextual change is inevitable in the long-term.