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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 126 new and published books in the subject of Sustainable Architecture — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Post-Petroleum Design

    By George Elvin

    Despite the growing demand for design strategies to reduce our petroleum use, no one has yet brought together the lessons of the world’s leading post-petroleum designers into a single resource. Post-Petroleum Design brings them together for the first time. Readers will be introduced to the most...

    Published May 21st 2015 by Routledge

  2. Bamboo Gridshells

    By David Rockwood

    This highly illustrated text brings together two areas which have both grown in popularity in recent years: gridshells and bamboo. Bamboo is a fast-growing, naturally available, renewable resource which is quite strong and lends itself to structural applications. In this unique text, David...

    Published May 8th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Designing Spaces for Natural Ventilation

    An Architect's Guide

    By Ulrike Passe, Francine Battaglia

    Buildings can breathe naturally, without the use of mechanical systems, if you design the spaces properly. This accessible and thorough guide shows you how in more than 260 color diagrams and photographs illustrating case studies and CFD simulations. You can achieve truly natural ventilation,...

    Published April 30th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Altruism by Design

    How To Effect Social Change as an Architect

    By Adam R. Wilmes

    Altruism by Design: How to Effect Social Change as an Architect is meant to prepare the individual designer – whether a student or practicing professional – for a career dedicated to serving communities in need through design and construction. It will help you understand the complexities,...

    Published April 24th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Theory and Practice in Heritage and Sustainability

    Between past and future

    Edited by Elizabeth Auclair, Graham Fairclough

    Series: Routledge Studies in Culture and Sustainable Development

    This book explores cultural sustainability and its relationships to heritage from a wide interdisciplinary perspective. By examining the interactions between people and communities in the places where they live it exemplifies the diverse ways in which a people-centred heritage builds identities and...

    Published April 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  6. Solid Wood

    Case Studies in Mass Timber Architecture, Technology and Design

    By Joseph Mayo

    Over the past 10-15 years a renaissance in wood architecture has occurred with the development of new wood building systems and design strategies, elevating wood from a predominantly single-family residential idiom to a rival of concrete and steel construction for a variety of building types,...

    Published April 16th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Niche Tactics

    Generative Relationships Between Architecture and Site

    By Caroline O'Donnell

    Niche Tactics aligns architecture's relationship with site with its ecological analogue: the relationship between an organism and its environment.Bracketed between texts on giraffe morphology, ecological perception, ugliness, and hopeful monsters, architectural case studies investigate historical...

    Published April 15th 2015 by Routledge

  8. The British Papers

    Current Thinking on Sustainable City Design

    Edited by Angela Brady

    The British Papers is a collection of invited essays and opinions from architectural and urban –design leaders, as a snapshot of current thinking and approaches to sustainable city-making.This series of essays, compiled and edited by Angela Brady, brings together the thoughts of leading figures in...

    Published April 15th 2015 by RIBA Publishing

  9. Living Roofs in Integrated Urban Water Systems

    By Daniel Roehr, Elizabeth Fassman-Beck

    With the infrastructure to manage storm water threats in cities becoming increasingly expensive to build or repair, the design community needs to look at alternative approaches. Living roofs present an opportunity to compliment ground-level storm water control measures, contributing to a holistic,...

    Published February 26th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Green Solar Cities

    By Peder Vejsig Pedersen, Jakob Klint, Karin Kappel, Katrine Vejsig Pedersen

    The Green Solar Cities, EU-Concerto project focuses on the practical large scale implementation of solar energy technologies in combination with new build and retrofit low energy building in the cities of Copenhagen, with its city part Valby, in Denmark and Salzburg in Austria. This book aims to...

    Published January 29th 2015 by Routledge