In a meaty booklet sponsored by the American Society of Interior Designers, Jack Nasar discusses creating an environment that is high on visual quality.
The Housing Market Renewal (HMR) Program has been operating in the United Kingdom since 2003.
The Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) has prepared a comprehensive tool that can be used to assess the quality of the design of homes and neighborhoods.
Keinonen and his colleagues have developed a design process model that is effective at “optimizing the efficiency of user studies . . . focusing on project specific relevant information . . . ensuring the profound creativity of collaboration.”
Researchers at the National Research Council (NRC) of Canada have developed a new, streamlined way to simulate the complex ways that daylight influences light levels in rooms with “dissimilar dynamic complex fenestration systems (such as windows with movable shadings) whose optical behavior (transmission, reflection and scattering) may change during simulation.”
The Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) has comprehensively reviewed the features of childcare centers that optimize physiological and psychological experiences for children under 5 and their caregivers.
Canada’s National Research Council Institute for Research in Construction (NRC-IRC) has developed a suite of space design software tools that are available free or for a nominal fee at their website (archived: https://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/achievements/highlights/2007/daylight_aut...).
Many of the societal trends outlined by Mark Penn, CEO of Burson Marsteller, in his new blockbuster, Micro Trends, seem to have implications for the design of future places.
The Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer has prepared a comprehensive guide to the use of directional lighting.
Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) recently hosted an insightful presentation on green building.