"Lammert Leslie Dykstra, Project Architect of the Sky Tower in Auckland and the subsequent Macau Tower, had learnt about the integration of structure and form. He developed these understandings in his post-graduate study, where he explored the integration of water and architecture.
This book has resulted from current concerns about global water usage and the increasing pollution of water environments. It asks the question, if water operates in architecture at either a technical or an aesthetic level, can architecture integrate the technical and aesthetic aspects of water? The research re-examines the place that water occupies in architecture to determine how current practices in architecture contribute to the pollution of water environments and to an unsustainable usage of water.
The project then investigates how practices in architecture could be modified in the future, in order to mitigate the water problem. The result, Aqua House, is a house design that explores the possibility of integrating architecture and water, technically and aesthetically." Tony van Raat, Head of School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Unitec NZ.
|Publisher:||VDM Verlag Dr. Mueller e.K.|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.16(d)|