Language of Space

Language of Space

by Bryan Lawson (Author)


This unique guide provides a systematic overview of the idea of architectural space.

Bryan Lawson provides an ideal introduction to the topic, breaking down the complex and abstract terms used by many design theoreticians when writing about architectural space. Instead, our everyday knowledge is reintroduced to the language of design. Design values of 'space' are challenged and informed to stimulate a new theoretical and practical approach to design.

This book views architectural and urban spaces as psychological, social and partly cultural phenomena. They accommodate, separate, structure, facilitate, heighten and even celebrate human spatial behaviour.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
Publisher: Architectural Press
Published: 23 Oct 2001

ISBN 10: 0750652462
ISBN 13: 9780750652469
Book Overview: * Helps to reconnect your everyday implicit knowledge with your professional conceptual knowledge * Gain a greater understanding of clients by questioning the values you commonly hold * Promotes easier communication by taking the abstract idea of 'space' and placing it in real terms

Media Reviews

...the content within The Language of Space is as relevant as ever - especially for students and professionals involved in planning and designing the built landscape, from interior designers to architects, planners to urban designers. - Erick Villagomez, Spacing Magazine

Author Bio
Bryan Lawson is a Professor of Architecture at the University of Sheffield. He is however both an architect and a psychologist, which has enabled him to study the nature of the design process.