built environment

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Built environment

That portion of the physical surroundings created by humans such as roads, bridges, and building structures, as opposed to the natural environment.

built environment

see SOCIOLOGY OF THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT.

built environment

The aggregate of the physical surroundings and conditions constructed by human beings, in contrast to those surroundings and conditions resulting from the natural environment.
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The effort would restore segments of the park--known locally as Long Park--to look more like El Camino Real and less like an artificial landscape.
His proposal envisages a city of islands that combines a self-consciously artificial landscape with a logic born of land reclamation and the depth of the lagoon.
To this end, they perform a kind of reverse archaeology, embedding an irregular pile of long, rectangular spaces in an artificial landscape.
A gaggle of people clusters round the end, marvelling over the great white expanses of Carrara marble that clad the new building in an artificial landscape of precipices, slopes and plateaux.
PLOT's approach to making a youth sailing club in the dreary, flat, exhausted landscape of Amager in the Copenhagen complex was to make an entirely new and exciting artificial landscape showing admirable practical command of new geometries (p38).
The two women - one wears a black dress with large white dots, the other a flower-print number - fit comfortably in this artificial landscape.
Nor it is to say you shouldn't add Landscrapers to your library even if you have bought The Artificial Landscape.
The fat white cylinders form a surreal, artificial landscape, in contrast with the next level which is a forest composed of mature Danish oak trees.
The greatest problem with artificial grass, though, is what its acceptance in our lives may signal: the eventual installation of completely artificial landscapes and gardens.
Conservationists argue that the preferred plan calls for excessive logging and replanting that will increase fire hazards and create artificial landscapes in one of the most ecologically distinct forests in the West.
As with other works in Bennett's series "Static Image Paintings," 2000-, this obvious fabrication of the pictorial surface is analogous to the manufacture of artificial landscapes in parks, one of the artist's continuing preoccupations.