Architecture and the Environment Analytical Essay by Spirittalk

Architecture and the Environment
Looks at issues relating to the development of sustainable architecture.
# 146835 | 1,630 words | 15 sources | APA | 2011 | US

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This paper shows how physical structure affects human behavior, how the restorative response is affected by open spaces and green architecture and how architecture can be used as a way of controlling human behavior. Next, the author looks at the environmental psychological implications of commercial and residential designs that have played a significant role in shaping the mental outlook and physical state of those who work and live in these structures. The paper concludes that understanding these environmental psychological implications is importance to the contemporary approach to green architecture.

Table of Contents:
How Physical Structure Affects Human Behavior
Architecture as a way of Controlling Human Behavior
The Environmental Psychological Implications of Commercial and Residential Designs: Purpose and Implications.
The Importance of Architectural Development Supporting Sustainable Development

From the Paper:

"The importance of architectural development supporting sustainable development begins with a green approach to architecture. A holistic approach takes into account the entire system as opposed to the individual components with regard to design. The sum of resources that includes the building process and fulfilling the needs of the end user must be considered if the built environment is to be sustainable. Producing sustainable green buildings necessitates the resolution of conflicting requirements and issues. Every decision concerning design has environmental implications."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Aloha. (2011). Sustainable Architecture. Retrieved from
  • Architecture-student. (2008). Building Green Architecture | Sustainable Design. Retrieved from
  • Athena. (2011). The Impact Estimator for Buildings. Retrieved from
  • Braud, M. M. . (2010). Understanding the Role of Stress in Negative Behavior. Retrieved from
  • Clay, R. A. (2001, April). Green is good for you. American Psychological Association, 32(4), 40.

Cite this Analytical Essay:

APA Format

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