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Eco Architecture Ii

Author : Geoffrey Broadbent
ISBN : 9781845641191
Genre : Architecture
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This book contains papers presented at the second International Conference on Eco-Architecture . The original Conference was the first to be held worldwide on the subject of sustainable architecture in order to define what ECO-ARCHITECTURE actually is, i.e. "Harmonisation between Architecture and Nature." The subject has matured in the two years between conferences and the submitted papers can be categorised into Ecological and Cultural Sensitivity, Design with Nature, Resource Conservation and Building Technology, Design by Passive Systems, Case Studies, Rehabilitation and Adaptive Re-use. The affiliations of the authors whether in academia, the professions or industry indicate the very wide international scope and the interdisciplinary nature of the subject.
Category: Architecture

Eco Architecture Vii

Author : S. Syngellakis
ISBN : 9781784663018
Genre : Architecture
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Comprises a collection of papers presented at the 7th International Conference on Harmonisation between Architecture and Nature, this volume reviews the challenges and new opportunities of contemporary architecture. These papers cover the results of advances in design and new building technologies, as well as the development of new materials. Many of the changes are motivated by a drive towards eco-architecture, trying to harmonise architectural products with nature. Another important issue is the adaptation of the architectural design to the natural environment, learning from nature and traditional construction techniques. Never before in history have architects and engineers had such a range of new processes and products open to them. In spite of that, the construction industry lags behind all others in taking advantage of a wide variety of new technologies. This is understandable, due to the inherent complexity and uniqueness of each architectural project. Advances in computer and information systems, including robotics, offers the possibility of developing new architectural forms, construction products and building technologies which are just now starting to emerge. Changes have also taken place in the way modern society works and lives, due to the impact of modern technologies. Patterns of work have been disrupted and changed, affecting transportation and the home environment. The demand is for a new type of habitat that can respond to the changes and the consequent requirements in terms of urban environment. The papers contained in this book deal with topics such as building technologies, design by passive systems, design with nature, cultural sensitivity, life cycle assessment, resources and rehabilitation and many others including case studies from many different places around the world. They will be of interest to architects, engineers, planners, physical scientists, sociologists and economists.
Category: Architecture

Eco Architecture

Author : C. A. Brebbia
ISBN : 9781845641719
Genre : Science
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Unlike the mechanistic buildings it replaces, Eco-Architecture is in harmony with nature, including its immediate environs. Eco-Architecture makes every effort to minimise the use of energy at each stage of the building's life cycle, including that embodied in the extraction and transportation of materials, their fabrication, their assembly into the building and ultimately the ease and value of their recycling when the building's life is over. Featuring papers from the First International Conference on Harmonisation between Architecture and Nature, the text brings together papers of an inter-disciplinary nature, and will be of interest to engineers, planners, physicists, psychologists, sociologists, economists, and other specialists, in addition to architects. Featured topics include: Historical and Philosophical aspects; Ecological and Cultural Sensitivity; Human Comfort and Sick Building Syndrome; Energy Crisis and Building Technologies; Carbon Neutral Design; Alternative Sources of Energy (wind, solar, wave, geothermal etc); Design with Nature; Design with Climate; Siting and Orientation; Re-use of Brownfield Sites; Material Selection; Minimal Transportation Approaches and use of Indigenous Materials; Life Cycle Assessment of Materials; Design by Passive Systems; Conservation and Re-use of Water; Building Operation and Management; Applications in Different Building Types; Regulations and Contracts.
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Analyzing Eco Architecture Beyond Performance

Author : Carmela Cucuzzella
ISBN : 9782897990336
Genre : Architecture
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At a time when environmental architecture is proliferating in all its forms around the world, adopting ever more complex sets of tools, this book provides an overview of the state of the field. It provides a critical introduction to the study of environmentalism in architecture. Written especially for students and researchers who work in the field of environmental architecture, this book reveals the spectrum of approaches practiced today. The text includes: An abridged history and overview of environmentalism in the field of architecture. A clear methodology for analyzing the included 29 cases, which can also be adopted for further guidance in a variety of architectural design projects. Assessments of 29 buildings: 10 libraries, 10 museums and 9 university buildings from around the world. Analyzing Eco-Architecture: Beyond Performance is essential reading for students, researchers and practitioners involved in the study and design of environmental architecture today.
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Eco Architecture Vi

Author : V. Echarri
ISBN : 9781784661113
Genre : Architecture
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Comprising of the proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Harmonisation between Architecture and Nature, the papers deal with topics such as building technologies, design by passive systems, design with nature, cultural sensitivity, life cycle assessment, resources and rehabilitation as well as many others. This book follows five successful meetings which started in the New Forest, UK in 2006, then followed in the Algarve (2008), A Coruna (2010), Kos (2012) and Siena, Italy (2014). Eco-Architecture signifies a new approach to the design process intended to harmonise its products with nature. This involves concepts such as minimum use of energy at each stage of the building process, taking into account the amount required during the extraction and transportation of materials, their fabrication, assembly, building formation, maintenance and eventual future recycling. The adaptation of the architectural design to the natural environment, is another important issue. The book will be of interest to architects, engineers, planners, physical scientists, sociologists and economists and contained within these proceedings are case studies from many different places around the world. Topics covered consist of: Design with nature; Energy efficiency; Tall buildings and environment; Ecological impacts of materials; Biomaterials; Bioclimatic design; Water quality; Green facades; Ecological; Education and training; Adapted reuse; Transformative design; Sustainability indices in architecture; Bioclimatic design and passive systems; Recycle, reuse, reduce and recovery; Mixing it up and building flexibility; Architectural visualisation and New techniques: building information modelling.
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The New Eco Architecture Alternatives From The Modern Movement

Author : Colin Porteous
ISBN : 9781136408564
Genre : Architecture
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The New Eco-Architecture builds a historical bridge between architectural science and design. It seeks to address neglected aspects of the Modern Movement as a prelude to supporting a diversity of architectural insight and experimentation aimed at twenty-first century environmental needs and priorities. The attitudes and influences of renowned figures are re-examined in relation to current issues of architectural sustainability. By setting today's green architectural quest within a twentieth century context, and evaluating the main protagonists with regard to a modern eco-sensitive lineage, the book will be of primary interest to architectural students, academics and practitioners. However, it should also intrigue historians, theoreticians and critics, who tend to gloss over such issues, as well as other disciplines engaged with the built environment.
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Eco Architecture

Author : Marta Serrats
ISBN : 8492810459
Genre : Architecture
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The process of executing an architectural plan for a building or a landscape can be disastrous for the environment. This book offers examples of trendsetting sustainable architecture from the world's leading eco-architecture firms which mitigate such negative impacts.
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Eco Architecture V

Author : C.A. Brebbia
ISBN : 9781845648220
Genre : Architecture
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This book contains the proceedings of the fifth International Conference on Harmonisation between Architecture and Nature (Eco-Architecture 2014). Eco-Architecture implies a new approach to the design process intended to harmonise its products with nature. This involves ideas such as minimum use of energy at each stage of the building process, taking into account the amount required during the extraction and transportation of materials, their fabrication, assembly, building erection, maintenance and eventual future recycling. Another important issue is the adaptation of the architectural design to the natural environment, learning from nature and long time honoured samples of traditional constructions. The papers in this book deal with topics such as building technologies, design by passive systems, design with nature, cultural sensitivity, life cycle assessment, resources and rehabilitation and many others. Also included are case studies from many different places around the world. Eco-Architecture by definition is a highly multi-disciplinary subject. Eco-Architecture V: Harmonisation between Architecture and Nature will therefore be of interest to, in addition to architects, many other professionals, including engineers, planners, physical scientists, sociologists and economists. Topics covered include: Design with nature; Energy efficiency; Building technologies; Ecological impacts of materials; Bioclimatic design; Water quality; Green facades; Ecological and cultural sensitivity; Education and training; Case studies; Design by passive systems; Adapted reuse; Life cycle assessment and durability; Transformative design; Sustainability indices in architecture.
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Eco Architecture Viii

Author : S. Hernández
ISBN : 9781784663759
Genre : Architecture
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New opportunities for solving the challenges of contemporary architecture occur as a result of advances in the design and new building technologies, as well as the development of new materials. Many of the changes are motivated by a drive towards eco-architecture, trying to harmonise architectural products with nature. Another important issue is the adaptation of the architectural design to the natural environment, learning from nature and traditional construction techniques. Contemporary architecture is at the threshold of a new stage of evolution, deeply influenced by the advances in information and computer systems and the development of new materials and products, as well as construction processes that will drastically change the industry. Never before in history have architects and engineers had such a range of new processes and products open to them. In spite of that, the construction industry lags behind all others in taking advantage of a wide variety of new technologies. This is understandable, due to the inherent complexity and uniqueness of each architectural project. Advances in computer and information systems, including robotics, offers the possibility of developing new architectural forms, construction products and building technologies which are just now starting to emerge. Changes have also taken place in the way modern society works and lives, due to the impact of modern technologies. Patterns of work have been disrupted and changed, affecting transportation and the home environment. The demand is for a new type of habitat that can respond to the changes and the consequent requirements in terms of the urban environment. This volume originates from the 8th International Conference on Harmonisation between Architecture and Nature and deals with topics such as building technologies, design by passive systems, design with nature, cultural sensitivity, life cycle assessment, resources and rehabilitation and many others including case studies from around the world.
Category: Architecture

Eco Tech

Author : Catherine Slessor
ISBN : 0500283060
Genre : Architecture
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The high-tech architecture movement embodied by seminal buildings such as Paris's Centre Pompidou (1977) and London's Lloyd's Building (1986) has undergone a subtle but palpable transformation. While daring feats of structural engineering still mark recent projects by the architects who forged the earliest examples, a new generation has expanded the vocabulary of this architectonic language, and evolved an architecture with different aims. The most significant of these objectives is to create a sustainable architecture. This international survey presents projects completed in the 1990s that use high-tech forms and materials for environmentally intelligent means. It brings together innovative approaches by established practitioners -- Richard Rogers, Norman Foster, Nicholas Grimshaw, and Michael Hopkins -- with a new generation -- Thomas Herzog, Von Gerkan Marg, Design Antenna, and Itsuko Hasegawa. The introduction charts the evolution of high-tech architecture and its progression toward more ecological concerns, and the movement as a whole is considered in a broader architectural context. At the book's heart is a selection of forty of the world's most sophisticated projects, each with a thorough description of its unique architectural and technological features, as well as extensive plans, drawings, and sketches. A complete reference section includes architect biographies and technical details of each project. Accompanying the texts and drawings are spectacular photographs, most of which were specially commissioned for this publication.
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Understanding Sustainable Architecture

Author : Helen Bennetts
ISBN : 9781134455591
Genre : Architecture
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Understanding Sustainable Architecture is a review of the assumptions, beliefs, goals and bodies of knowledge that underlie the endeavour to design (more) sustainable buildings and other built developments. Much of the available advice and rhetoric about sustainable architecture begins from positions where important ethical, cultural and conceptual issues are simply assumed. If sustainable architecture is to be a truly meaningful pursuit then it must be grounded in a coherent theoretical framework. This book sets out to provide that framework. Through a series of self-reflective questions for designers, the authors argue the ultimate importance of reasoned argument in ecological, social and built contexts, including clarity in the problem framing and linking this framing to demonstrably effective actions. Sustainable architecture, then, is seen as a revised conceptualisation of architecture in response to a myriad of contemporary concerns about the effects of human activity. The aim of this book is to be transformative by promoting understanding and discussion of commonly ignored assumptions behind the search for a more environmentally sustainable approach to development. It is argued that design decisions must be based on both an ethical position and a coherent understanding of the objectives and systems involved. The actions of individual designers and appropriate broader policy settings both follow from this understanding.
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Big And Green

Author : David Gissen
ISBN : 1568983611
Genre : Architecture
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More than a century after its inception, the skyscraper has finally come of age. Though it has long been lampooned as a venal and inhospitable guzzler of resources, a revolutionary new school of skyscraper design has refashioned the idiom with buildings that are sensitive to their environments, benevolent to their occupants, and economically viable to build and maintain. Designed by some of the best-known architects in the world, these towers are as daring aesthetically as they are innovative environmentally. Big and Green is the first book to examine the sustainable skyscraper, its history, the technologies that make it possible, and its role in the future of urban development. The book examines more than 40 of the most important recent sustainable skyscrapers-including Fox & Fowle's Reuters Buildings in New York, Norman Foster's Commerzbank in Frankfurt, and MVRDV's spectacular Dutch Pavilion from Expo 2000 in Hanover-with project descriptions, photographs, and detailed drawings. Interviews with such leaders in the field as Sir Richard Rogers, William McDonough, and Kenneth Yeang are also included.
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Sustainable Architecture White Papers

Author : Earth Pledge
ISBN : UOM:39015051299264
Genre : Architecture
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A remarkable collection of vibrant and diverse readings, Sustainable Architecture White Papers explores the critical link between our built and natural environments. Cutting-edge architecture, design, planning, public works, and education leaders illustrate the value of a new architectural strategy. Sustainable Architecture teaches us that when creative processes are used in conjunction with social, cultural, and environmental systems, architecture can meet the aesthetic and practical requirements of today without compromising the needs of future generations. A sample of the contents reveals a top-notch team of forward-thinkers: William McDonough: "Eco-effectiveness: A New Design Strategy" Croxton Collaborative Architects: "Human-Centered Sustainable Design" Architectural Record: "Taking the Elective Out of Environmental Education" Karl Linn: "Reclaiming the Commons" Pliny Fisk: "Advanced Green Building" James Wines: "The Art of Architecture in the Age of Ecology" Emilio Ambasz: "Green Towns" This beautifully assembled compilation, published by the Earth Pledge Foundation, follows on the success of Sustainable Cuisine White Papers and reflects the organization's mission to promote sustainability, primarily in the areas of architecture and cuisine. Working with architects, builders and designers, and farmers, chefs, and restaurateurs, Earth Pledge creates nonprofit media projects that promote "green living" in these respective areas. With a preface by Paul Hawken, this is a star-studded collection of essays on sustainable architecture that speaks to professionals and nonprofessionals alike. A perfect read for anyone interested in how the architecture and design aesthetic connects with environmental sustainability.
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Advanced Building Materials And Sustainable Architecture

Author : Yong Bo Shao
ISBN : 9783038138372
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The present volumes comprise papers which will provide comprehensive information on the topics of Traditional Building Materials; Advanced Building Materials; Architectural Design, Architectural Art and its Theory; Building Technology and Science; Urban Planning and Design; Landscape Planning and Design; Construction Project Management; Architectural Environment and Equipment Engineering; Ecological Architecture; Engineering Management and Engineering Education; Monitoring and Control of Quality Engineering; Sustainable City and Regional Development. The work’s up-to-date and state-of-the art coverage of the worldwide state of these fields make it an invaluable resource.
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Eco Structures

Author : Gianpaola Spirito
ISBN : 8854404977
Genre : Architecture
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The rapid depletion of resources and the continuous demand for new buildings are key issues facing city planners, architects, and policy makers today. This portfolio of cutting-edge eco structures from the world's leading architecture firms offers ideas on how to reinvent underdeveloped spaces and also supplies the know-how to plan new buildings that have reduced energy needs and low environmental impact. Thanks to innovations in engineering, buildings made of local and recycled materials can benefit our budgets and our planet. With detailed photographs of contemporary projects-including biometric structures and ones that blend into the natural surroundings-this volume provides an in-depth look at the latest in sustainable architecture.
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Sustainable Architecture

Author : Brian Edwards
ISBN : UOM:39015047593226
Genre : Architecture
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Brian Edwards and a team of expert contributors set out the important sustainable principles in the practice of architecture. The second edition outlines the full impact of environmental laws for architects, especially those which derive from Europe. This second edition has six new chapters, including Photovoltaics and new sections on 'Water conservation' and 'Sustainable construction'. It has been updated in line with the changes in European environmental law; there are also many more built examples which are fully illustrated. A wider range of case studies, targeted to the chapter themes, is also included. Brian Edwards is Professor of Architecture at the University of Huddersfield. He is also a member of the RIBA's Environment and Energy Committee and Advisor to Kirklees Council on Agenda 21. An expert team of contributors provide an authoritative guide to sustainable design and the law Comprehensive range of case studies illustrate all aspects of the architect's responsibilities
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Sustain What S

Author : Enzo Calabrese
ISBN : 8895623835
Genre : Architecture
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... The media create the concept and meaning of Urban Sustainability or Ecologic Ability, which could eventually merge into the Ability of Urban Eco Sustainability...
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Eco Architecture Iv

Author : C. A. Brebbia
ISBN : 9781845646141
Genre : Architecture
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Containing the proceedings of the latest in a series of conferences on the emerging topic of eco-architecture, this book presents the newest research in the field. Eco-architecture requires that buildings be in harmony with nature, including their immediate environs. Locations, siting and orientation, as well as the materials used, should be chosen based on ecological appropriateness. Practitioners make every effort to minimize the use of energy at each stage of a building's life cycle, including that embodied in the extraction and/or fabrication as well as the transportation of the materials used and their assembly into the building. There is even consideration given to the ease and value of changing use of a building and component recycling when the building's life is over. Designers may also carefully control the energy required for building maintenance, not to mention lighting, heating and cooling, especially when the energy consumed is related to greenhouse gas emissions. Passive energy systems such as natural ventilation, summer shading and winter solar heat gain also play a role, as do alternative sources of energy for heat and electricity, e.g. solar and wind power.Papers presented cover topics such as: Ecological and cultural sensitivity; Design by passive systems ; Life cycle assessment; Quantifying sustainability in architecture; Resource and rehabilitation; Building technologies; Ecological impact of materials; Durability of materials; Adapted reuse ; Carbon neutral design ; Education and training; Case studies; New architecture frontiers; Art and kraft; Quality in architecture; Temporary architecture; Selection.
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Eco Architecture

Author : Christopher W. Hartswick
ISBN : OCLC:1150135258
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