Indiana Dunes Environmental Center

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dc.contributor.advisor Koester, Robert J. Summers, Kenneth J. en_US 2011-06-03T19:48:54Z 2011-06-03T19:48:54Z 1987 en_US 1987
dc.identifier LD2489.Z52 1987 .S95 en_US
dc.description.abstract The "fit" of society's physical development in and among its "host", the natural environment should and can be improved. Nature offers interpretative patterns, potentials and limitations to more sensitively guide and direct man's design of built environments. If Nature's "design" is analyzed, understood, and respected, physical development, especially architecture, can more efficiently, effectively, and sympathetically serve human needs while supporting positive interaction and maintenance of our precious natural environment. Current environmental design theory seems to support a concept of zoning unlimited and environmentally harsh physical development in concentrated areas while attempting to balance it with quantities or zones of natural preservation. This thesis wishes to challenge such a notion by forwarding the hypothesis that useful, functional yet environmentally sensitive architectural development can be introduced into sensitive natural environments by simply discovering and following the design guidelines implicit in that natural environment.
dc.description.sponsorship College of Architecture and Planning
dc.format.extent 59 p. : ill. ; 22 x 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Architecture. en_US
dc.title Indiana Dunes Environmental Center en_US
dc.type Undergraduate 5th year College of Architecture and Planning thesis. Thesis (B. Arch.)
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