Transnational Buildings in Local Environments

Transnational Buildings in Local Environments

by Luciana Melchert Saguas Presas
     
 

ISBN-10: 0754643166

ISBN-13: 9780754643166

Pub. Date: 02/28/2005

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

"By focusing on the skyscraping transnational building, this book bridges two key debates on the transformation and emerging problems besetting major cities - globalization and ecological and sustainable building design. While such structures tend to be constructed and/or used by transnational companies and are generally viewed as emblems of a 'global city', they…  See more details below

Overview

"By focusing on the skyscraping transnational building, this book bridges two key debates on the transformation and emerging problems besetting major cities - globalization and ecological and sustainable building design. While such structures tend to be constructed and/or used by transnational companies and are generally viewed as emblems of a 'global city', they nevertheless impact seriously on their local environment, posing numerous environmental burdens on it." By examining office blocks held by multinational firms in Amsterdam, Sao Paolo and Beijing, the book analyses how transnational buildings might be made sustainable. It compares and contrasts the different social mechanisms that are, or may be, in place and how sustainable building practices that are being activated in certain locations could be adopted elsewhere.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754643166
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
02/28/2005
Series:
Design and the Built Environment Series
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1Overview1
2Globalization and the environmental transformation of metropolitan cities9
3The environmental restructuring of urban office buildings33
4The ecological modernization of transnational buildings57
5Amsterdam75
6Sao Paulo107
7Beijing133
8The environmental glocalization of office buildings157

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