Contemporary Design in Detail: Sustainable Environments

Contemporary Design in Detail: Sustainable Environments

by Yenna Chan

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Contemporary Design in Detail: Sustainable Environments by Yenna Chan

A visual look at the architectural details of sustainable residential spaces

The Contemporary Design in Detail series takes a highly visual look at architectural design details that are more often dealt with in a technical textbook format. The books take readers on a tour of the best details designed by great architects around the world. The series provides a powerful presentation of the most challenging and evolving architectural and design categories.

Sustainable Environments focuses on the type of architectural details in distinctive, sustainable residential spaces. It includes sections on components such as cooling or shading devices, building techniques that create minimal impact on the land, active systems, and the use of new sustainable materials as well as those that are salvaged or recyclable. The book presents recent work by architects from around the globe in color photographs and architectural drawings, and is structured according to categories of architectural detail.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592535040
Publisher: Rockport Publishers
Publication date: 11/01/2008
Series: Contemporary Design in Detail Series
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Yenna Chan has taught design and architectural history in Boston, where she worked for the architectural journal Assemblage and practiced residential architecture at the firm of Robert Luchetti Associates. She earned a bachelor's degree from Cornell University School of Architecture and a master's degree in Architectural Theory from Harvard Design School. Yenna lives in New York, NY.

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