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Sustainable Architecture & Green Design

  • 150 Best Eco House Ideasby Marta Serrats

    HarperCollins 2011; Not Available

    Featuring an extensive collection of full-color photographs, 150 Best Eco House Ideas features eco-friendly house designs created by internationally renowned architects and designers who have achieved practical, innovative, and stunning solutions adapted to the specific needs and tastes of their clients. Included here are the latest innovations... more...

  • 150 Best Eco House Ideasby Marta Serrats

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 23.99

    Featuring an extensive collection of full-color photographs, 150 Best Eco House Ideas features eco-friendly house designs created by internationally renowned architects and designers who have achieved practical, innovative, and stunning solutions adapted to the specific needs and tastes of their clients. Included here are the latest innovations... more...

  • Adapting Buildings and Cities for Climate Changeby David Crichton; Fergus Nicol

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 55.95

    From the author of the bestseller 'Ecohouse' this challenging and exciting text gives you an insight into the real changes that are necessary to give our modern day built environment both 'sustainability' and 'survivability'. The book is based on the premise that climate change is going to happen and its impacts on our lives are going to be far worse... more...

  • Adaptive Thermal Comfort: Principles and Practiceby Fergus Nicol; Michael Humphreys; Susan Roaf

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 41.95

    The fundamental function of buildings is to provide safe and healthy shelter. For the fortunate they also provide comfort and delight. In the twentieth century comfort became a 'product' produced by machines and run on cheap energy. In a world where fossil fuels are becoming ever scarcer and more expensive, and the climate more extreme, the challenge... more...

  • Advances in Building Energy Researchby Mat Santamouris

    Earthscan 2010; US$ 300.00

    Advances in Building Energy Research (ABER) offers state-of-the-art information on the environmental science and performance of buildings, linking new technologies and methodologies with the latest research on systems, simulations and standards. As stringently reviewed as a journal but with the breadth of a book, this annual volume brings together... more...

  • Architectural Expression of Environmental Control Systemsby George Baird

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 180.00

    The Architectural Expression of Environmental Control Systems examines the way project teams can approach the design and expression of both active and passive environmental control systems in a more creative way. Using seminal case studies from around the world and interviews with the architects and environmental engineers involved, the book illustrates... more...

  • Architectural Theories of the Environmentby Ariane Lourie Harrison

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    As architects and designers, we struggle to reconcile ever increasing environmental, humanitarian, and technological demands placed on our projects. Our new geological era, the Anthropocene, marks humans as the largest environmental force on the planet and suggests that conventional anthropocentric approaches to design must accommodate a more complex... more...

  • Architecture and Energyby William W. Braham; Daniel Willis

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    Does energy consumption influence architectural style? Should more energy-efficient buildings look different? Can that "look" be used to explain or enhance their performance? Architecture and Energy provides architects and architectural theorists with more durable arguments for environmental design decisions, arguments addressing three different... more...

  • Architecture for Rapid Change and Scarce Resourcesby Sumita Sinha

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95

    Architects, development practitioners and designers are working in a global environment and issues such as environmental and cultural sustainability matter more than ever. Past interactions and interventions between developed and developing countries have often been unequal and inappropriate. We now need to embrace fresh design practices based on... more...

  • The Articulate Surfaceby Ben Pell; Andreas Hild; Sam Jacob; Alejandro Zaera-Polo

    Birkhäuser 2010; US$ 112.00

    Ornament is currently acquiring a renewed status through the articulation of the architectural surface, offering a means to explore the interactions between function and decoration, volume and surface, structure and envelope. This book gives a systematic account of the technologies employed in the production of ornament and the strategies of its application... more...