Schools for the Future

Design Proposals from Architectural Psychology

Editors: Walden, Rotraut (Ed.)

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Drawing on the perspectives of architectural psychology, set against the historical development of school building in the United States, Japan and Germany, the authors’ vision is to create places where we would want to relive our own school days. The book takes the position that user design, control of stress factors and control of communication (privacy, retreats) should be allowed to modify the original architectural design to flexibly accommodate future changing requirements. The development and application of criteria for assessing functional, aesthetic, social-physical, ecological, organizational and economical aspects to various parts of the school complex call for a common language for the design process. The appendix presents 24 innovative schools from countries in five continents.

About the authors

Rotraut Walden’s (PD. Dr. phil.) major fields of research are architectural psychology and work and organizational psychology. She holds a tenure position at the Institute for Psychology of the University in Koblenz, Germany and has been a member of the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) since 1989.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Walden, PD Dr. phil. Rotraut

    Pages 1-21

  • History of the Schoolhouse in the USA

    Lackney, Jeffery A.

    Pages 23-40

  • Historical Background of the Japanese School

    Yanagisawa, Dr. Kaname

    Pages 41-50

  • The Historical Development of School Buildings in Germany

    Schalz, Simone

    Pages 51-87

  • The School of the Future: Conditions and Processes – Contributions of Architectural Psychology

    Walden, PD Dr. phil. Rotraut

    Pages 89-148

Buy this book

eBook $59.99
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Softcover $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-658-09404-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Schools for the Future
Book Subtitle
Design Proposals from Architectural Psychology
Editors
  • Rotraut Walden
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer
Copyright Holder
Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden
eBook ISBN
978-3-658-09405-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-658-09405-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-658-09404-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 297
Number of Illustrations
109 b/w illustrations, 46 illustrations in colour
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