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EDRA 1: Proceedings of the 1st Annual Environmental Design Research Association Conference / Edition 1

EDRA 1: Proceedings of the 1st Annual Environmental Design Research Association Conference / Edition 1

by Henry Sanoff, Sidney Cohn


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Originally published in 1970, EDRA 1 is a record of the conference proceedings of the 1st annual Environmental Design Research Association conference. The papers featured in this volume represent the proceedings of the conference and are concerned mainly with contributions of scientific disciplines towards the creation of improved methods of problem-solving environmental design, as well as understanding the nature of human responses to the environment. The papers included in this volume focus on developing models and methods towards a framework of coherence and definable structure of environmental design, with the ultimate objective of achieving an optimum environment for man. This volume will be of great interest to planners, architects and academics of urbanisation alike. Although published over 40 years ago, the book’s content is still as relevant and interesting today as it was at the time of publication.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780367435424
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/31/2020
Series: Routledge Revivals Series
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.00(d)

Table of Contents


Biographical Sketches

Part I: Introduction

1 An Approach to the Study of Environmental Quality, Amos Rapoport

2. Environmental Humanism Through Robots, Nicholas Negroponte

3. Architectural Manipulation of Space, Time and Gravity, James Fitch

Part II: Performance Systems

4. Residential Space Systems: Generic and Specific Concepts of Urban Structural Analysis, Peter Batchelor

5. Planning for Community Mental Health Centers: The Performance Approach, Michael Brill and Richard Krauss

6. Patterns and Semiology, Francis Duffy and James Friedman

7. Chairman’s Comments, Stuart Silverstone

Part III: Environmental Attributes

8. Visual Determinants of Preferences for Dwelling Environs, Raymond Craun

9. A Study of Meaning and Architecture, Robert Hershberger

10. The Quality of Visual Residential Environments, George Peterson

11. Chairman’s Comment, Richard Wilkinson

Part IV: Environmental Quality

12. Switching on the Seven Lamps, William Mitchell

13. Problem Solving in the Spatial Environment, Fred Steel

14. Chairman’s Comments, Richard Wilkinson

Part V: Problem Solving Methods in Design

15. Theoretical Premises of Problem Solving, Charles Eastman

16. Visual Information Processing in Problem Solving Situations, Joseph Ballay

17. Towards the Computerization of Architecture: A Theoretical Framework and a Partial Computer Program, Isao Oishi

18. Fundamental Description of a Floor Plan Design Program, John Grason

19. Chairman’s Comments, Charles Eastman

Part VI: Human Responses to the Environment

20. Analytical Sampling for Design Information: A Survey of Housing Experiences, William Michelson

21. Toward a Theory of Accessibility Acceptance, Richard Worrall, George Peterson and M.J. Redding

22. Chairman’s Comments, Ray Studer

Part VII: Environmental Perception

23. Towards a Stimulus-Response Theory of Environmental Design, Stuart Rose

24. A Study of Human Response to Selected Roadside, Gary Winkel, Roger Malek and Philip Thiel

25. Chairman’s Comment, Dan Carson

Part VIII: Attitudinal Responses to the Environment

26. Behavioral Design Criteria in Student Housing, Wolfgang Preiser

27. Chairman’s Comment, Man Sawhney

Part IX: Models in Planning

28. Locational Decisions: Objectives and Consequences, Wilferd Holton, Bernard Kramer, Peter New, Grazia Marzot

29. A Decision Agent Modeling an Approach to Planning for Urban Residential Growth, Edward Kaiser

30. Chairman’s Comments, George Hemmens

Part X: Decision Models

31. Toward a Theory of Technical Descriptions for Architecture, Charles Burnette

32. Matrix Method for Grouping an Interrelated Set of Elements, William Miller

33. Modelling the Activity System, Donald Watson

34. Chairman’s Comments, Murray Milne

Part XI: Participatory Planning

35. The Community Development Workshop, Ralph Brill, Eric Castro and A.J. Pennington

36. Identifying Community Leaders, Henry Burgwyn

37. Negotiate: An Experimental Planning Game, David Godschalk

38. Chairman’s Comments, Barry Jackson

Part XII: Design Education

39. An Experimental Approach to the Study of Critical Judgement, John Peterson and Leonard Lansky

40. Towards an Experimental Program in Design Education, George Bireline

41. Chairman’s Comments, Marvin Sevely