Built environment surrounds us for 90% of our lives but only w are we realising its influence on the environment, our health, and how we think, feel and behave both individually and socially. Spirit & Place shows how to work towards a sustainable environment through socially inclusive processes of placemaking, and how to create places that are urishing psychologically and physically, to soul and spirit as well as body. This book's unique arguments identify important, but often unrecognised, principles and illustrate their applicability in a wide range of situations, price-ranges and climates. It shows how to reconcile the apparently incompatible demands of environmental, ecomic and social sustainability; how to moderate climate to make places of delight, and realign social pressures so places both support society and maximise ecomic viability. Thought provoking and easy to understand, Christopher Day uses everyday examples to relate his theories to practice and our experience.
Christopher Day trained as an architect and a sculptor. He designs buildings in line with the ecological principles of his books. Day is considered to be one of the founders of the ecological movement in Britain and is even better known in the United States. He has an international lecturing circuit as a result of influential publications such as 'Places of the Soul', 'A Haven for Childhood',and 'Building with Heart'.