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The Facets of Place

By David V. Canter


This chapter will outline one theory aimed at integrating aspects of environmental\ud psychology with issues in architectural design. The theory to be reviewed is broad\ud in those characteristics of theory that Moore (1987) called their 'form and scope'.\ud This broad brush, top down approach is intended as a contrast with bottom up\ud attempts to specify the behavioural effects of specific aspects of design, such as\ud lighting levels or size of spaces. It also contrasts with models that seek to answer\ud immediate design problems. However, in Moore's (1987) vocabulary, the theory\ud to be outlined is more than an 'orientation', or 'framework'. It is an 'explanatory\ud theory' that has been found to have considerable scope, open to direct empirical\ud test

Topics: BF, H1
Publisher: Dartmouth Publishing Company
Year: 1996
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