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1st Edition

The New Eco-Architecture: Alternatives from the Modern Movement

ISBN 9780415256254
Published February 7, 2002 by Taylor & Francis
224 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Foreword. Preface. Introduction. Part One: The Multi-Layer Phenomenon. Chapter 1. 1927 - A Chronological Milestone. Chapter 2. Protagonists - Aesthetic and Tectonic Attitude. Chapter 3. Condensation Factor. Chapter 4. 1960s Threshold. Part Two: The Glass is Greener. Chapter 5. What is Green? Chapter 6. Liberating Transparency. Chapter 7. Eco-Footprint. Part Three: Adventitious Propagation. Chapter 8. Green Trail to Now - Ecology vs Economy. Chapter 9. Fuller Life - Hippies, Junk and Self-Build. Chapter 10. Oil and Water. Chapter 11. Spirit of the Age. Postscript.

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Colin Porteous is Senior Lecturer in Architectural Science at the Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art, Scotland, and has had a long involvement with passive solar design and research.


'New Eco-Architecture is an intriguing book' - Architectural Review

'Thought provoking. Recommended for architects and builders.' - Permaculture Magazine