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Consensus Design: Socially inclusive process (repost)

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Consensus Design: Socially inclusive process (repost)

Christopher Day, Rosie Parnell "Consensus Design: Socially inclusive process"
2001-10-01 | ISBN: 0750656050 | 222 pages | PDF | 5 MB

"…In this wonderful and unique book Christopher Day sets out to explain the process of Consensus Design, which is used to explore the resonance of a place and show how this can be reflected in built form. As Michelangelo set out to discover what lay beneath the surface of a piece of marble, so Christopher Day helps the inhabitants of a place to discover what 'wants' to be built by 'listening' to the place in which they live. This gentle response to building, through the distillation of ideas, may lead us closer to the secrets of how past generations managed to build places that touch our hearts and strike a chord in our souls." - His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, U.K. From the Foreword

"In this well written and profusely illustrated paperback, Christopher Day describes his Consensus Design process, setting out how to explore the resonance of a place and showing how this can be reflected in built form… For designers involved in community projects, who are open-minded enough and brave enough to try an alternative to conventional top down design processes, this book is recommended as it will provide a practical guidance every step of the way to what should be a successful, inclusive design." - Building Engineer "The book reads as an instruction manual, complete with ideograms sketched by the author throughout the text." - Journal of Architectural Education, November 2004

"…In this wonderful and unique book Christopher Day sets out to explain the process of Consensus Design, which is used to explore the resonance of a place and show how this can be reflected in built form. As Michelangelo set out to discover what lay beneath the surface of a piece of marble, so Christopher Day helps the inhabitants of a place to discover what 'wants' to be built by 'listening' to the place in which they live.
This gentle response to building, through the distillation of ideas, may lead us closer to the secrets of how past generations managed to build places that touch our hearts and strike a chord in our souls."
–His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, U.K.
From the Foreword

"In this well written and profusely illustrated paperback, Christopher Day describes his Consensus Design process, setting out how to explore the resonance of a place and showing how this can be reflected in built form…
For designers involved in community projects, who are open-minded enough and brave enough to try an alternative to conventional top down design processes, this book is recommended as it will provide a practical guidance every step of the way to what should be a successful, inclusive design."