Our surroundings affect us physically and spiritually: they can contribute to stress and general malaise or balance and strengthen us. Although personal preferences differ widely, there is a level of aesthetic response that we all share. If we look objectively at this, we can understand how different qualities of environment can either nurture or poison us – body and soul.
At a time when the environment is increasingly under the spotlight, Places of the Soul examines how we can put the human factor back into the building equation. Challenging conventional architectural practice, Christopher day demonstrates how building design can start with people and place and how buildings can develop organically from these foundations.
Christopher Day trained as an architect and sculptor. In addition to designing buildings in accordance with the ecological principles of this book, he offers world-wide consultancy and design on the development and rescue of places, both indoor and outdoor. His work, finely attuned to place, spans climates and cultures from America to Siberia. His projects have won several awards, including a Prince of Wales award. He is also much in demand as an international lecturer.