Architecture: Sustainable Architecture

  • Designed for Habitat: Collaborations with Habitat for Humanity book cover

    Designed for Habitat

    Collaborations with Habitat for Humanity, 1st Edition

    By David Hinson, Justin Miller

    If you're looking for ways to give back to your community, then this book, the first to profile thirteen projects designed and built by architects and Habitat for Humanity, will help. Detailed plans, sections, and photographs show you how these projects came about, the strategies used by each team…

    Paperback – 2012-07-23
    Routledge

  • Architecture & Design versus Consumerism: How Design Activism Confronts Growth book cover

    Architecture & Design versus Consumerism

    How Design Activism Confronts Growth, 1st Edition

    By Ann Thorpe

    The mentality that consumerism and economic growth are cure-alls is one of the biggest obstacles to real sustainability, but any change seems impossible, unthinkable. Our contemporary paradox finds us relying for our well being on consumer-driven economic growth that we actually can’t afford — not…

    Paperback – 2012-07-03
    Routledge

  • Adaptive Thermal Comfort: Principles and Practice book cover

    Adaptive Thermal Comfort: Principles and Practice

    1st Edition

    By Fergus Nicol, Michael Humphreys, Susan Roaf

    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…

    Paperback – 2012-03-16
    Routledge

  • Architecture for Rapid Change and Scarce Resources book cover

    Architecture for Rapid Change and Scarce Resources

    1st Edition

    By Sumita Sinha

    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…

    Paperback – 2012-02-15
    Routledge

  • Zero-carbon Homes: A Road Map book cover

    Zero-carbon Homes

    A Road Map, 1st Edition

    By Joanna Williams

    Housing is a major contributor to CO2 emissions in Europe and America today and the construction of new homes offers an opportunity to address this issue. Providing homes that achieve "zero carbon", "carbon neutral", "zero-net energy" or "energy-plus" standard is becoming the goal of more…

    Paperback – 2011-12-16
    Routledge

  • A Green Vitruvius: Principles and Practice of Sustainable Architectural Design book cover

    A Green Vitruvius

    Principles and Practice of Sustainable Architectural Design, 2nd Edition

    By Vivienne Brophy, J. Owen Lewis

    Two thousand years ago the Roman architect Marcus Vitruvius Pollio wrote the ten books on architecture establishing the concept of the pattern book offering design principles and solutions that is still referred to in every architect's education. A Green Vitruvius is intended as a green pattern…

    Paperback – 2011-06-17
    Routledge

  • Spatial Agency: Other Ways of Doing Architecture book cover

    Spatial Agency: Other Ways of Doing Architecture

    1st Edition

    By Nishat Awan, Tatjana Schneider, Jeremy Till

    This book offers the first comprehensive overview of alternative approaches to architectural practice. At a time when many commentators are noting that alternative and richer approaches to architectural practice are required if the profession is to flourish, this book provides multiple…

    Paperback – 2011-06-07
    Routledge

  • Integral Sustainable Design: Transformative Perspectives book cover

    Integral Sustainable Design

    Transformative Perspectives, 1st Edition

    By Mark DeKay

    This book offers practical and theoretical tools for more effective sustainable design solutions and for communicating sustainable design ideas to today's diverse stakeholders. It uses integral theory to make sense of the many competing ideas in this area and offers a powerful conceptual framework…

    Paperback – 2011-04-07
    Routledge

  • The EcoEdge: Urgent Design Challenges in Building Sustainable Cities book cover

    The EcoEdge

    Urgent Design Challenges in Building Sustainable Cities, 1st Edition

    Edited by Esther Charlesworth, Rob Adams

    Presenting diverse case studies of contemporary sustainable urban practice from Europe, Africa, India, South America, the USA and Australia, this book offers the reader a fantastic wealth of practical material from a range of internationally renowned authors. Each practical case study has…

    Paperback – 2011-02-17
    Routledge

  • Sustainability and the Design of Transport Interchanges book cover

    Sustainability and the Design of Transport Interchanges

    1st Edition

    By Brian Edwards

    The interchange is a new form of transport building which integrates into a single whole various modes of public transport, putting the passenger first (rather than the infrastructure). This book presents design principles for transport interchanges and offers analysis of best practice in the UK…

    Hardback – 2011-01-14
    Routledge

  • Traditional Construction for a Sustainable Future book cover

    Traditional Construction for a Sustainable Future

    1st Edition

    By Carole Ryan

    Since the spread of classical design and construction amongst the upper echolons of British society in the late seventeenth century, traditional construction methods have largely fallen by the wayside. Centuries later, as the construction industry faces up to its environmental responsibilities…

    Paperback – 2011-01-07
    Routledge

  • New Directions in Sustainable Design book cover

    New Directions in Sustainable Design

    1st Edition

    Edited by Adrian Parr, Michael Zaretsky

    Recently there has been a plethora of work published on the topic of sustainability, much of which is purely theoretical or technical in its approach. More often than not these books fail to introduce readers to the larger challenge of what thinking sustainably might entail. Combining a series of…

    Paperback – 2010-10-05
    Routledge

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