Table of Contents ; Foreword ; Dense + Green Agendas ; The Dense and Green Paradigm ; Dense and Green Technologies ; Blue-Green Infrastructures for Buildings and Liveable Cities ; Biological Functionalities of Green ; Green Urbanism. Models of a Dense and Green Urban Context.
Dense and Green Building Typologies Dense + Green Case Studies ; Institutional ; Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Picardie ; Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center ; Khoo Teck Puat Hospital ; School of the Arts ; Nanyang Technological University Learning Hub ; Office.
Ministry for Urban Development and the Environment Phare Tower Project ; Federal Environment Agency ; Solaris ; National University Health System Tower Block ; Residential ; Mountain Dwellings ; Vertical Garden House ; Via Verde ; Newton Suites ; The Interlace ; Infrastructure.
The Amager Bakke Columbia Boulevard Wastewater Treatment Plant 196 Support Facility ; Transbay Transit Center ; Changi Airport Terminal 3 ; Mixed Use ; Urban Mountain ; Maquinnext ; One Central Park ; Oasia Downtown ; South Beach Road ; Dense + Green Practice Reports.
Foster + Partners Practice Report. Environmental Performance Optimization on the Urban and Building Scale MVRDV Practice Report. New Nature ; WOHA Practice Report. High Density, High Liveability ; T.R. Hamzah & Yeang Practice Report. Systemic Environmental Integration.
The integration of nature in architecture is a key concern of sustainability. However, all too often sustainable design is reduced to improving the energetic performance of buildings and the ornamental application of natural green. Dense + Green explores new architectural typologies that emerge from the integration of green components such as sky terraces, vertical parks and green facades, in high-density buildings. The book describes green strategies in a comparison across different design tasks and climate conditions. In-depth case studies on the most relevant building types, consistently presented with analytical drawings made exclusively for this book, are complemented by expert essays that demonstrate the current paradigm shift in the sustainable urban environment. From the Contents: *Dense + Green Building Types, by Thomas Schroepfer, architect, Singapore University of Technology and Design *Dense + Green Building Technology, by Atelier Ten, environmental design consultants and building services engineers, New York, NY *Dense + Green Landscape Design, by Herbert Dreiseitl, landscape architect, Atelier Dreiseitl/Ramboll Liveable Cities Lab, UEberlingen/Singapore/Portland, OR *Dense + Green Botanical Design, by Jean Yong, plant eco-physiologist, Singapore University of Technology and Design *Dense + Green Urbanism, by Kees Christiaanse, urban planner, ETH Zurich *25 in-depth case studies from Europe, Asia and the USA *Practice Reports by Foster + Partners, WOHA, Ken Yeang, MVRDV and others. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Case studies: planning and implementing ecological urban architecture
New perspectives: taking stock of green.
The goal of advancing eco cities often remains confined to political or technological issues. This book establishes a focus on architectural and infrastructural design approaches to sustainable urban development. Taking as a basis the critical assessment of the five prototypical eco cities of Vauban/Freiburg, solarCity/Linz, Valdespartera, Sarriguren/Pamplona und Bo01/Malmo., the book identifies fields in which architectural and urban designers can use their creative skills and methods to achieve sustainable results on the urban scale. The themes of Materialize, Mobilize, Simulate and Transform highlight the shift from the manipulation of quantitative variables to interactive relationships effecting qualitative outcomes in design. For example, Materialize explores the potential of eco-design beyond the traditional palette of materials to show how spatial boundaries can be re-imagined as gradients of conditioned versus unconditioned space, working with climatic conditions rather than material boundaries to help generate new forms of urban architecture. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
1st edition. 2011. - Berlin ; Boston : DE GRUYTER, 2011.
Book — 1 online resource
Table of Contents The Alternative Approach: Observation, Speculation, Experimentation Difficult Synthesis Aggregation Joints and Junctions Weaving Modulation Responsive Materials Ephemeral Phenomena Encoding The Future of Material Design.
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The approach of "Informing Architecture by Materiality" opens the way to an innovative use of materials in the design professions. Taking material qualities and properties such as texture, elasticity, transparency and fluidity as a point of departure, the concept described and employed here transcends the conventional definitions of building materials. Instead, the focus is on a multitude of material operations, like folding and bending, carving and cutting, weaving and knitting, mirroring and screening. The featured design strategies and methods address established and "new" materials alike. They are applied both to the scale of the detail and the entire building. The examples comprise prototype structures as well as large building projects. Eightchapters deal with surfaces and layers, joints and juctions, weaving and texturing, nanoscale transformations, responsiveness, the integration of ephemeral factors like wind and light as well as material collections providing professional resources. Written by reknowned experts in this field, the book features many examples from international contemporary architecture. The introductory part provides the conceptual background, while a final chapter describes consequences for pressing issues of today, like sustainability or life cycle assessment. (source: Nielsen Book Data)