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human scale

The size or proportion of a building element or space, or article of furniture; relative to the structural or functional dimensions of the human body.
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American architect Clarence Perry looked into these issues, and stressed how important human-scale neighborhoods are in the greater urban lattice, because it is in smaller-scale communities where we get to shape the people's daily experience.
His human-scale nests and living pods are both fantasy world and furniture--beautifully crafted, functional yet alive; somehow evocative of the wilderness.
Bsquare, Embedded software developer declared that it is assisting the Googlea s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) team on Project Tango, a multi-year project, which is aimed on giving mobile devices a human-scale understanding of space and motion.
Johnny Lee, leader of Project Tango said that the goal of Project Tango is to give mobile devices a human-scale understanding of space and motion, the Verge reported.
Our culture poorly grasps the relationship of human-scale objects to those normally designated astronomical.
Most Likely to Secede: What the Vermont Independence Movement Can Teach Us About Reclaiming Community and Creating a Human-Scale Vision for the 20th Century provides a visionary focus on the political and economy decay of the country--and chronicles a group of activists and scholars who explore relocalized methods of meeting basic needs for food, energy and business.
The 80Cs refusing to leave: Shmeisani and the death of Ammani human-scale urban modernity As Amman progresses and develops, it seems one area is being left in the dust-- Shmeisani.
With a commitment to innovation and comfortable working environments, Human-scale requires that all of its office and design studios are sustainable and able to achieve LEED certification," said MKDA Partner Jeffrey Kleinberg.
Festivalgoers in an investigative frame of mind can also delve into a legendary figure of Latin American history (Bolivar: fragmentos de un sueno, a collaboration between prominent novelist Omar Porras and William Ospina of Geneva's Teatro Malandro; it will tour their shared native land, Colombia, after this festival) and the human-scale effects of the economic crisis in Japan (Hot Pepper, Air Conditioner and the Farewell Speech, by Japanese company chelfitsch).
This includes not only the bricks and mortar of infrastructure but also the creation of more effective forms of schooling, such as small, human-scale schools which are better integrated with their communities.
Mrs Woods said Lord Beaumont had long supported the association's campaign for sustainable, human-scale farming in the face of agricultural industrialisation.
Imagine life in a city free from the noise, stench and danger of cars, trucks and buses, imagine that all basic needs, from groceries to child care, lie within a five-minute walk of every doorstep, imagine that no commute takes more than 35 minutes from door to door, that service is provided by a fast, cheap, safe, comfortable public transport system and the streets are given over to human-scale activities.