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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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Human Scale Revisited: A New Look at the Classic Case for a Decentralist Future
Architects and urban planners need to change their approach to design, and it has to focus solely on the human scale," Obaid adds.
The Madin building was too big for its site, overpowering, oppressive and seemed to lack any human scale.
Instead of endlessly displacing people with cars and gigantic building projects, Human Scale reveals ideas adhering to human-centric, sustainable, and health-promoting principles.
They provide operational definitions and measurement protocols for five intangible qualities of urban design: imageability, visual enclosure, human scale, transparency, and complexity.
Although fluid power is a relatively mature industry, it can be improved in three broad significant areas--efficiency (reducing energy losses and enabling energy efficient systems), compactness (enabling new untethered, portable human scale and sub-human scale applications) and effectiveness (leak-free, quiet and easy to use).
Director Andreas Dalsgrd explores the notion of the mega-city in his film The Human Scale.
If the library is, as Borges put it, a model of the universe, we must try to transform it into a universe on a human scale, and, I would remind you, a human scale also means a light-hearted scale, with the chance of a coffee, even with the chance for two students to sit down on a couch of an afternoon and, if not to indulge in indecent behavior, at least enjoy the continuation of their flirtation in the library as they take down or replace some books of scientific interest from the shelves.
Costolo said they 'don't think about his firm's goals in terms of other companies', adding that 'where we want to get to is human scale, global scale.
Can we have a festival at which 'Godiva Returns', leading festival goers from celebrations in Memorial Park to a festival of street theatre and live music on a human scale and in multiple venues that signals the renewing of Coventry as a city of creativity and inspiration?
The film features people from six continents arguing for a new economics of localisation whereby communities come together to rebuild on a more human scale.
New developments always diminish human scale by their size and clinical austerity.

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