Integral Sustainable Design
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About the author
Mark DeKay is Associate Professor of Architecture, Chair of Graduate Architecture, and Director of Graduate Studies in the College of Architecture and Design at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is a registered architect and Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Green Professionals. He and his wife and editor, Susanne, live in a houseboat on Tellico Lake.
This book offers practical and theoretical tools for more effective sustainable design solutions and for communicating sustainable design ideas to today's diverse stakeholders. It uses Integral Theory to make sense of the many competing ideas in this area and offers a powerful conceptual framework for sustainable designers through the four main perspectives of: Behaviours, Systems, Experiences and Cultures. It also uses human developmental theory to reframe sustainable design across four levels of complexity present in society: the Traditional, Modern, Postmodern, and Integral waves.Profuse with illustrations and examples, the book offers many conceptual tools including: - Twelve Principles of Integral Sustainable Design - Sixteen Prospects of Sustainable Design - Six Perceptual Shifts for Ecological Design Thinking - Five Levels of Sustainable Design Aesthetics - Ten Injunctions for Designing Connections to Nature
Taylor and Francis
; August 2012
528 pages; ISBN 9781136539633Read online
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Title: Integral Sustainable Design
Author: Mark DeKay
Part I: The Four Perspectives of Integral Sustainable DesignTouching all the bases of the Sustainable Design WorldIntroduction1. Design Principles from the Four Perspectives2. Exploring Deeper Into the Behaviors Perspective3. Exploring Deeper Into the Systems Perspective4. Exploring Deeper Into the Cultures Perspective5. Exploring Deeper Into the Experiences PerspectiveConclusionPart II: Levels Of Complexity In Sustainable DesignThe four contemporary structuresIntroduction6. Levels and Lines: The Development of Sustainable Design7. A Developmental View of Design History8. Design Awareness: The Six Essential Lines9. The Sixteen Prospects of Sustainable Design10. Unfolding Prospects of the Interior Perspectives11. Unfolding Prospects of the Exterior Perspectives12. Expanding the Design Self: Transforming the Sustainable DesignerConclusion Part III: Ecological Design ThinkingThe Six Perceptual ShiftsIntroduction13. The Shift from Objects to Relationships to Subject-Object Relations14. The Shift from Analysis to Context to Analysis-Context-Ground15. The Shift from Structure to Process to Unfolding16. The Shift from Materiality to Configuration to Pattern Languages17. The Shift from Parts to Wholes to Holons18. The Shift from Hierarchies to Networks to HolarchiesConclusionPart IV: Designing Relationships to NatureMetaphors and injunctions for deep connectionsIntroduction19. The Nature of Nature from Five Levels20. Designing in Relationship to Traditional Nature21. Designing in Relationship to Modern Nature22. Designing in Relationship to Postmodern Nature23. Designing in Relationship to Integral Nature24. Designing in Relationship to Transcendent NatureConclusionConclusionAppendix A
In the press
'This is an important, timely, and significant book. It brings Integral Theory to Design in a simple but profound way. Highly recommended!'Ken Wilber, author The Integral Vision'Every day I hear from architects, designers and students asking for advice on how and where they can begin to learn about and get involved in a much needed design revolution that goes beyond corporatist ideas of 'green' and 'sustainability.' Finally, I can point them to Mark DeKay's new book, 'Integral Sustainable Design' which provides the framework and perspective that people who feel the inadequacy of today's design practice and theory can relate to and from which they can learn.' Sim Van der Ryn, author Ecological Design and Design for Life'Integral Sustainable Design presents a holistic theoretical framework, which both encompasses and integrates all the perspectives and disciplines that must be considered if we are to create a sustainable society worth sustaining. It could well turn out to be the most important book yet published on sustainable design.'Gary J. Coates, Victor L. Regnier Distinguished Faculty Chair, Department of Architecture, Kansas State University'Integral Sustainable Design gives designers a pragmatic and powerful process by which to make explicit the experiential and cultural dimensions so often left out of the common approaches to design. Both the design community at large and students of Integral Theory in other contexts will find DeKay's volume of great value. Timely, quite unique, and much needed!'Sean Esbj�rn-Hargens, Ph.D., John F. Kennedy University, co-author of Integral Ecology and editor of Integral Theory in Action.