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TThe e-book makes a speciality of key matters for current and destiny perform and examine wishes on the topic of advancing the environmental functionality of structures and addresses the position neighborhood tradition performs within the profitable (or differently) technique of changing and adapting environmental practices and criteria within the outfitted setting.

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1984) Postmodernism, or the cultural logic of late capitalism. New Left Review, 146, 53–92. D. (1984) The Bungalow: The production of a global culture. Routledge & Kegan Paul, London and Boston. D. (1991) Culture, Globalization and the World-system: Contemporary conditions for the representation of identity. State University of New York at Binghamton Department of Art and Art History, Binghamton, NY. King, A. (2000) Postcolonialism, representation and the city. In: Blackwell Companion to the City (eds C.

This is because buildings are also cultural gestures, solutions to a far wider range of factors and ‘moves’ in ongoing cultural games and debates. The parochial quality of place thus begins to dissolve into the geographically extended networks which make up the globalised locality. However, this may contribute to the erosion of strong, place-based standpoints, identities and points of view which are an important reference point when it comes to thinking critically about globalising trends. It creates a world of hybrids, of partial adaptations.

The chapter concludes with a summary of the main argument and key factors concerning cross-cultural knowledge exchange. Terms of reference and definitions Two matters need to be clarified before exploring the exchange of knowledge in relation to environmental building information: first, the difference between the concepts of knowledge and information; and second, the definition of sustainability and the environment. In addition, the term 40 Buildings, Culture and Environment exchange is preferred to that of transfer because it implies the possibility of mutual learning processes rather than a one-way flow.

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