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Places of the Soul


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Foreword by HRH Prince Charles Preface 2002: New Millenium: New Issues Preface 2012: Soul in our eco-crisis age 1. Architecture: Does It Matter? 2. How environment affects us 3. Place: placemaking and place-generation 4. Space for Living In: shape, form, space and life 5. Lines: material realities or bearers of energy? 6. Qualities and Quantities 7. The senses: gateways to the world 8. Light: nourishment for body and soul 9. Spirit of place, of project, of buildings 10. Ensouling Buildings 11. Conversation or Conflict? 12. Architecture as Art 13. Architecture With Health-Giving Intent 14. Healing Silence: the Architecture of Peace 15. Soul or survival? 16. Building for Planetary Health 17. Building for Human Health 18. Design as a Listening Process: Co-creating Places 19. Building as a Health-Giving Process 20. Children and Environment 21. Accessibility for All: Compromise for Soul? 22. Urban life, Urban needs 23. Development: continuity-destruction or place-improvement? 24. Urban problems: urban opportunities 25. Eco-cities: achievable or utopian dream? 26. Building for Tomorrow Appendix 1. Lazure: inexpensive technique Appendix 2. Target pricing examples Appendix 3. Hand-finished Plastering List of photographs Bibliography Index

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Christopher Day is an eco-architect, self-builder and sculptor. He designs buildings in line with the ecological principles of his books and has won several awards, including a Prince of Wales award. A former visiting professor at Queen's University, Belfast, he has also designed, consulted, taught and lectured in over twenty countries across the world, from California to Siberia, Sweden to New Zealand.

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