Sustainable Architecture Products

  • Building Materials, Health and Indoor Air Quality

    No Breathing Space?

    By Tom Woolley

    The impact of building materials and construction methods on the health and wellbeing of occupants is often underestimated. This book is an essential guide to understanding and avoiding hazardous materials and poor air quality in buildings. The author covers a range of issues beginning with an…

    Paperback – 2016-10-04 
    Routledge

  • Creating Urban Agricultural Systems

    An Integrated Approach to Design

    By Gundula Proksch

    Creating Urban Agriculture Systems provides you with background, expertise and inspiration for designing with urban agriculture. It shows you how to grow food in buildings and cities, operate growing systems, and integrate them with natural cycles and existing infrastructures. It teaches you the…

    Paperback – 2016-09-30 
    Routledge

  • Introducing Architectural Tectonics

    Exploring the Intersection of Design and Construction

    By Chad Schwartz

    Introducing Architectural Tectonics is an exploration of the poetics of construction. Tectonic theory is an integrative philosophy examining the relationships formed between design, construction, and space while creating or experiencing a work of architecture. In this text, author Chad Schwartz…

    Paperback – 2016-09-14 
    Routledge

  • Architecture and Agriculture

    A Rural Design Guide

    By Dewey Thorbeck

    Architecture and Agriculture: A Rural Design Guide presents architectural guidelines for buildings designed and constructed in rural landscapes by emphasizing their connections with function, culture, climate, and place. Following on from the author’s first book Rural Design, the book discusses in…

    Paperback – 2016-09-13 
    Routledge

  • LowEx Building Design for ZeroEmission Architecture

    By Hansjuerg Leibundgut, Marcel Bruelisauer, Matthias Mast, Forrest Meggers

    Zero emission during operation - this has to be the target for buildings in the near future. This book approaches this goal with the application of the thermodynamic concept of exergy to the built environment, allowing new design and technology concepts that go beyond mere ‘energy saving’. This…

    Paperback – 2016-09-01 
    Routledge

  • FutuREstorative

    Working Towards a New Sustainability

    By Martin Brown

    This book aims to further the debate on new sustainability thinking in the built environment, by bringing together a selection of short contributions from thought leaders in the UK and the rest of the world (USA, China, India, Australia, NZ, Indonesia) with an overarching narrative from Martin…

    Paperback – 2016-09-01 
    RIBA Publishing

  • Biomimicry in Architecture

    2nd Edition

    By Michael Pawlyn

    When searching for genuinely sustainable building design and technology - designs that go beyond conventional sustainability to be truly restorative - we often find that nature got there first. Over 3.5 billion years of natural history have evolved innumerable examples of forms, systems, and…

    Hardback – 2016-09-01 
    RIBA Publishing

  • Sustainable Urban Agriculture and Food Planning

    Edited by Rob Roggema

    As urban populations rise rapidly and concerns about food security increase, interest in urban agriculture has been renewed in both developed and developing countries. This book focuses on the sustainable development of urban agriculture and its relationship to food planning in cities.  It…

    Hardback – 2016-08-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Food, Society and the Environment

  • Landscape as Infrastructure

    A Base Primer

    By Pierre Belanger

    As ecology becomes the new engineering, the projection of landscape as infrastructure—the contemporary alignment of the disciplines of landscape architecture, civil engineering, and urban planning— has become pressing. Predominant challenges facing urban regions and territories today—including…

    Paperback – 2016-08-12 
    Routledge

  • Advancing Wood Architecture

    A Computational Approach

    Edited by Achim Menges, Tobias Schwinn, Oliver David Krieg

    In light of environmental challenges architecture is facing, wood is no longer regarded as outmoded, nostalgic, and rooted in the past, but increasingly recognized as one of the most promising building materials for the future. Recent years have seen unprecedented innovation of new technologies for…

    Paperback – 2016-08-09 
    Routledge

  • Ventilation and Airflow in Buildings

    Methods for Diagnosis and Evaluation

    By Claude-Alain Roulet

    Energy efficiency in buildings requires, among other things, that ventilation be appropriately dimensioned: too much ventilation wastes energy, and insufficient ventilation leads to poor indoor air quality and low comfort. Studies have shown that ventilation systems seldom function according to…

    Paperback – 2016-07-20
    Routledge
    BEST (Buildings Energy and Solar Technology)

  • Adaptable Architecture

    Theory and practice

    By Robert Schmidt III, Simon Austin

    Adaptable Architecture provides thought-provoking and inquisitive insights into how we can prolong the useful life of buildings by designing them to be more adaptable, and hence create a more sustainable built environment. The book provides a theoretical foundation counterpointed by the experiences…

    Paperback – 2016-07-06
    Routledge

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