Innovative Houses: Concepts for Sustainable Living

Innovative Houses: Concepts for Sustainable Living

by Avi Friedman
     
 

Housing is rapidly having to adapt to the global changes of the twenty first century. These include the transformation of the family and the rise of the nontraditional household, increases in construction costs, and concerns over climate change and the depletion of natural resources. Designing residential environments that address these issues is an urgent priority

Overview

Housing is rapidly having to adapt to the global changes of the twenty first century. These include the transformation of the family and the rise of the nontraditional household, increases in construction costs, and concerns over climate change and the depletion of natural resources. Designing residential environments that address these issues is an urgent priority.

This book examines the latest residential design trends that have arisen in response to these challenges. Divided into four broad areas, tightly focused thematic chapters look at twenty discrete topics, such as live/work; adaptable housing; prefabrication; water efficiency; green roofs; innovative landscaping. Each chapter includes an essay that lays out principles, methods, and practices.

Using text, drawings, and photos from a variety of contemporary international practices, the book demonstrates how these ideas can be applied by architects. It offers a comprehensive collection of strategies and examples that will inspire a much needed housing revolution.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781780672939
Publisher:
King, Laurence Publishing
Publication date:
10/22/2013
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
608,787
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Avi Friedman began his architectural studies at the Politecnico di Milano in Italy, receiving his doctorate from the University of Montreal, Canada. He is a professor at the McGill School of Architecture, Quebec, and has published extensively about architecture in both academic and trade publications.

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