Architecture and Environment Affiliation Architecture and Environment Architecture and environment have a very close relationship. Prior to any construction work, architects look at the environment to guarantee the reduction of energy consumption that will lead to a sustainable development (American Institute of Architects, 2013).They consider whether the environment can offer resources that can be used to facilitate the construction such as clay waste, which can be used to carry out landscaping and development around the construction (Haddad, Rifkind, amp. Laurence, 2014). Materiality is also another consideration that architects put in place because it has a significant effect on the building and the surrounding environment. The architects scrutinize whether the site is legible for reducing waste hence minimizing the impact on the local ecology and the environment (Brebbia, amp. Broadbent, 2006). It also relates to the environment because architectural designs try to achieve thermal comfort for the people who will occupy the construction. They design buildings in a way that they control the internal environment factors such as air, temperature and humidity (Kembel et.al 2012: Smith, 2011).Architecture also relates to the environment in terms of study of behavior. They study the beliefs, behavior and attitudes of people regarding the environment (Carmona, amp. Tiesdell, 2007). They also evaluate the effectiveness of the environment in order to ensure that the process of construction meets the specific objectives (Marquardt, Bueter, amp. Motzek, 2014). They take a consideration of the human environment and behavioral systems such as planning and policies aimed at controlling the environment. Architecture is also interested in the study of the interrelation between human beings and their man-made and natural environment and the relation towards the field of environmental design (Mallory-Hill, Preiser, amp. Watson, 2012). However, a contrast exists between the two disciplines. While architecture deals with the management of any action that relays to the design and use of space and land, the environment, by contrast, is concerned with the management of the natural and built environment (Thomas, 2002: Baker, amp. Steemers, 2000).ReferencesAmerican Institute of Architects, (2013).The architects handbook of professional practice. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley amp. Sons.Baker, N., amp. Steemers, K. (2000).Energy and environment in architecture: A technical design guide. New York: E amp. FN Spon.Brebbia, C. A., amp. Broadbent, G. (2006).Eco-architecture: Harmonisation between architecture and nature. Southampton: WIT.Carmona, M., amp. Tiesdell, S. (2007).Urban design reader. Oxford: Architectural.Haddad, E., Rifkind, D., amp. Laurence, P. L. (2014).A critical history of contemporary architecture: 1960-2010. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing Company.Kembel, S. W., Jones, E., Kline, J., Northcutt, D., Stenson, J., Womack, A. M., amp. Green, J. L. (2012). Architectural design influences the diversity and structure of the built environment microbiome.The ISME Journal,6(8), 1469-1479.Mallory-Hill, S., Preiser, W. F. E., amp. Watson, C. (2012).Enhancing building performance. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.Marquardt, G., Bueter, K., amp. Motzek, T. (2014). Impact of the design of the built environment on people with dementia: An evidence-based review.HERD: Health Environments Research amp. Design Journal,8(1), 127-157.Smith, D. L. (2011).Environmental Issues for Architecture. Hoboken: John Wiley amp. Sons.Thomas, D. (2002).Architecture and the urban environment: A vision for the new age. Oxford: Architectural Press.
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