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Design for Good: A New Era of Architecture for Everyone

Design for Good: A New Era of Architecture for Everyone

Learn more about why building design should be the highest quality for everyone.

Price: $69.99
Product Code/ISBN: 9781610917926
Year: 2017
Publisher: Island Press


With an incredible foreword by Melinda Gates, wife of billionaire Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Design for Good: A New Era of Architecture for Everyone is an amazing book that will help you open your eyes to the architecture we use and how it affects those around us. No more can design and architecture be looked at as a luxury while the weight of helping those less fortunate than ourselves weighs on our shoulders. This book will help you learn more about those who are affected by poorly designed buildings or structures that are the cheapest to build.

Packed with real life stories about those affected from the Mulan Primary School in Guangdong, China to Kalamazoo College’s Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership this text helps you understand that design and great architecture isn’t a privilege, it’s a right. This isn’t just a book with information and statistics in it. This is a character driven story to explain why design is so important to those around the world. From public spaces, to schools, to workplaces, our primary concern can’t only be what is cheapest or what is easiest. Those who use these buildings deserve the best.

Author John Cary derives the heart and soul of this book from his own experiences as well as through interviews with some of the world’s best designers. This text isn’t just for designers or architects; it’s for anyone who wants to help the world and those around us. Order your copy today!

Table of Contents

Foreword by Melinda Gates

Introduction: The Dignifying Power of Design

  1. If It Can Happen Here
  2. Buildings That Heal
  3. Shelter for the Soul
  4. Spaces that Enlighten
  5. Places for Civic Life
  6. Raising Expectations
  7. A Call to Expect More

Acknowledgements

About the Author

Appendix

Photography Credits