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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.
See also: Scale
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After eight years of failure, you would think the Government would admit defeat and start again, with a welfare system on a human scale, designed to meet human needs.
These more human scale areas where people get together are the focus of Lifescapes Beyond Bigness, presented by the UAE's National Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, which opened on May 26.
The UAE's 'Lifescapes Beyond Bigness' exhibition aims to reveal another side to urbanism in the Emirates, one where 'the human scale' takes precedence.
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 heart of Human Scale, then and now, is Sale's judgment that "to save our planet and its civilizations...
The Madin building was too big for its site, overpowering, oppressive and seemed to lack any human scale. Such a building requires great space around it in order to be properly appreciated, and this particular building would, in my opinion have had far greater kudos and credibility if it had been on a large university campus or similar.
The intimate and detailed exhibition "The Human Scale" comprises archeological photos from the Debbas Collection, which was compiled by the eponymous Fouad Debbas (1930-2001).
The work of Danish urban planner and open space architect Jan Gehl forms the core of The Human Scale: Bringing Cities to Life, a documentary about revolutionary new approaches to the problems confronting the world's largest and growing megacities.
In January, it became an academy sponsored by the Northern Education Trust, a not-for-profit organisation which encourages "human scale education" - which see year groups have the same teachers and stay in the same area of the building throughout their time at school.
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).

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