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Architecture and the Environment: Bioclimatic Building Design
     

Architecture and the Environment: Bioclimatic Building Design

by David Lloyd Jones, Tadao Ando (Foreword by)
 

Architecture and the Environment is a lavishly illustrated, international survey of the most important contemporary architecture built according to "green" guidelines. David Lloyd Jones examines fifty buildings, all built in the last three years, explaining how they respond to the need to achieve harmony with their settings, to conserve energy, and to

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Architecture and the Environment is a lavishly illustrated, international survey of the most important contemporary architecture built according to "green" guidelines. David Lloyd Jones examines fifty buildings, all built in the last three years, explaining how they respond to the need to achieve harmony with their settings, to conserve energy, and to provide for the health and well-being of their occupants. This major work provides a definitive history of green architecture, from folk architecture, John Ruskin's early environmentalism, and the Arts and Crafts Movement to key cross-over figures such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Alvar Aalto and le Corbusier, and finally the development of the green movement into a mature school of architecture.

The projects in Architecture and the Environment are divided into six categories: mansions, towers, pavilions, campuses, urban complexes, and residences, and each is extensively illustrated with color photographs and drawings of the work of such stars of the movement as Richard Rogers, Ken Yeang, Sir Norman Foster and William McDonough. At the start of each section, examples of seminal green buildings provide a background for contemporary achievements, and a final chapter presents projects at the design or construction stage, pointing to future directions in the field. An illustrated appendix summarizes design strategies for effective green architecture. Architecture and the Environment presents the past, present, and future of green architecture for architects and their clients as well as anyone interested in environmentally sound architecture.

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A highly and colorfully illustrated international survey of contemporary architecture built according to bioclimatic, or green guidelines. Examines 50 buildings constructed in the past three years, explaining how they respond to the need to achieve harmony with their settings, conserve energy, and provide for the health and well-being of their occupants (after all, you can love the environment without necessarily wanting it in your bed). Also discusses the roots of the movement, its principles, its beginning in modern times, and future directions. The volume is 9.5<"> deep and 11.75<"> high. The price is $55.00 through the end of 1998. The CiP data shows the subtitle as . Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780879518196
Publisher:
Overlook Press, The
Publication date:
08/01/1998
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
9.52(w) x 12.65(h) x 1.10(d)

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