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The Architecture at Brown Design

Architecture and landscape design should grow from local climate, topography, history, and building practice. Civic buildings and public gathering places require important sites to reinforce community identity and the culture of democracy. They deserve distinctive form, because their role is different from that of other buildings and places that constitute the fabric of the city. All buildings should provide their inhabitants with a clear sense of location, weather, and time. Natural methods of heating and cooling can be more resource-efficient than mechanical systems. Preservation and renewal of historic buildings, districts, and landscapes affirm the continuity and evolution of urban society.

Ten Key Principles of Design

Process . Context . Form Typologies . Flexibility & Durability . Regionalism . Ordering & Proportion . Beauty . Efficiency . Experiences . Comfort



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