1. Design as politics [2011]

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xi, 301 p. ; 20 cm.
  • Introduction PART ONE: DESIGN, POLITICS, & DEFUTURING 1. Facing Finitude 2. Totally Inadequate Solutions 3. Redirection: Design & Things PART TWO: RE-FRAMING THE POLITICAL 4. The Political, Sovereignty & Design 5. The Shadow of Carl Schmitt's Politics 6. Pluralism is a Political Problem 7. Remaking Sovereignty PART 3: DESIGN FUTURING AS MAKING TIME 8. New Building for a New World 9. On Freedom by Design 10. Design Beyond the Limits Notes Selected Reading Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781847885685 20160605
Design as Politics confronts the inadequacy of contemporary politics to deal with unsustainability. Current 'solutions' to unsustainability are analysed as utterly insufficient for dealing with the problems but, further than this, the book questions the very ability of democracy to deliver a sustainable future. Design as Politics argues that finding solutions to this problem, of which climate change is only one part, demands original and radical thinking. Rather than reverting to failed political ideologies, the book proposes a post-democratic politics. In this, Design occupies a major role, not as it is but as it could be if transformed into a powerful agent of change, a force to create and extend freedom. The book does no less than position Design as a vital form of political action.
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xiii, 184 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Sustainability and social responsibility in graphic design
  • Sustainability in architecture
  • Inderdisciplinary works.
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191 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 28 cm
Sustainability is in fashion right now and designers are taking note. With an ever-growing number of environmentally conscious consumers at hand, the fashion industry is responding to demands for products that are both beautiful and resource efficient. This book showcases the work of today's designers who are doing just that. It features up-and-coming designers and established brands from all over the world, chosen for their ability to manufacture wearable, highly covetable clothing while also contributing to better working conditions, protecting the environment, and applying innovative design techniques or materials. Included in this book are companies that are rediscovering traditional handicrafts; upcycling designers who reuse textile waste; consumer-oriented approaches that make high fashion a little more cost-effective. From Vivienne Westwood to Patagonia, Umasan to Mud Jeans, this enlightening exploration features designers and brands that cover the spectrum from casual chic to haute couture, as well as interviews with fashion experts such as Bruno Pieters, Lily Cole and Michael Braungart.Filled with images of gorgeous clothing, this book looks at a revolution in the making, and points to a fashion future that benefits the people and the planet.
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287 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
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[128] p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 32 cm.
  • Destroy this book / Dmitri Siegel and Edward Morris
  • The power of green / Thomas L. Friedman
  • Why posters? isn't print dead yet? / Steven Heller
  • Green means go / Morgan Clendaniel
  • Five ways to design for a cause / Michael Bierut.
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xix, 202 p. ; 26 cm.
  • Public trust
  • The primacy of our collections
  • Relevance
  • Inclusion
  • Globalization : finding and claiming your niche
  • Creativity and experimentation
  • New alliances
  • Authentic experience
  • Generation and dissemination of knowledge
  • Communication.
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513 p. : ill ; 23 cm.
What is the cultural dimension of sustainability? This book offers a thought-provoking answer, with a theoretical synthesis on "cultures of sustainability". Describing how modernity degenerated into a culture of unsustainability, to which the arts are contributing, Sacha Kagan engages us in a fundamental rethinking of our ways of knowing and seeing the world. We must learn not to be afraid of complexity, and to re-awaken a sensibility to patterns that connect. With an overview of ecological art over the past 40 years, and a discussion of art and social change, the book assesses the potential role of art in a much needed transformation process.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783837618037 20160608
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175 pages : color illustrations, map ; 21 cm
What design represents the best hopes for our future success on earth? The book would ask 50 American and international landscape architects, architects, planners, urban designers, and other sustainable designers to answer the question in 500 words or less and 1-2 images. Both well-known and up-and-coming designers will outline how a project or design practice has created a more positive relationship between the built and natural environments and helps solve the complex social, economic and environmental challenges facing 21st century communities.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781616893002 20160618
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144 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 22 cm.
Written for students and practitioners in the fields of architecture and interior design, our new Architecture Brief Sustainable Design provides a concise overview of all the techniques available for reducing the energy footprint of structures and spaces. With clear, simple language and a practical "can do" approach, author David Bergman covers everything from the profession's ethical responsibility, to design structures and spaces that sustain our natural resources, to specific considerations such as rainwater harvesting, graywater recycling, passive heating techniques, solar orientation, green roofs, wind energy, daylighting, indoor air quality, material evaluation and specification, and how to work with green building certification programs.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781568989419 20160608
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xx, 340 pages : ill. ; 20 cm
  • Part 1 From Theory to Practice of Sustainability 1 The Theory and Science of Sustainability 2 Legislation and Regulations in Europe Essay Natural Capital the New Economics? Part 2 Measuring Sustainability 3 Measuring Success at the Building Scale Part C Resources For Construction 4 Energy 5 Water 6 Materials and Waste Part 3 Design For Sustainability 7 Design for a Changing Climate 8 Sustainable Buildings are Healthy Buildings 9 Sustainable Design in Practice Innovation, Tools and Methods 10 Design Options for Sustainability 11 Sustainability and Urban Design Communities and Cities 12. Epilogue - Sustainability at the Cutting Edge.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781859465073 20160613
This latest edition of 'Rough Guide to Sustainability' remains a simple, no-nonsense reference source for all students and practitioners of sustainability in the built environment. It sets out the broad environmental, professional and governmental context underlying sustainability principles, and outlines the science, measures and design solutions that must be adopted to meet current definitions of responsible architecture. The fourth edition covers the latest developments in a rapidly expanding sector. It offers a wider international scope than ever before, and includes new information on the role of BIM in sustainable design, assessment tools and techniques, and the RIBA Plan of Work 2013. Brand new material also discusses the impact of the latest legislative, social and technological developments. Now in full colour and extensively illustrated throughout, this guide is essential reading for design and built environment students and professionals - and anyone keen to cut through to the facts about sustainability.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781859465073 20160613
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416 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 26 cm.
Sustainability gone chic. Building a better future for our planet. Green architecture used to be on the fringes, but it has gone mainstream and this new volume shows, how, why, and where. This is not a technical handbook, but rather a guided tour from one end of the globe to another where sustainability has not only gone chic, but has become indispensible. Solar panels and double glazing to the rescue - the energy bill is going down! As always in the "Architecture Now" books, you can discover the latest realizations of "stars" like Peter Zumthor and Bernard Tschumi, but also catch up on the rising new generation of architects, from Korea to Vietnam, from Los Angeles to Berlin. "Green Architecture Now! 2" is the only place where a tunnel of flower pots by Olafur Eliasson and a Waste to Energy plant with a ski slope on top by BIG come together with a bang. This is no ordinary architecture book - it is an up-to-the-minute, irreverent survey of something we all care about: how to save the planet and build a greener future. Forget about categories and certainties, find out how sustainability can be fun!.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783836535892 20160615
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xii, 689 p. : ill. (some col.), maps, plans ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction 1. Healthy Buildings 2. Conservation and Efficiency 3. Ecocycles 4. Place Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844078332 20160528
"The Whole Building Handbook" is a compendium of all the issues and strategies that architects need to understand to design and construct sustainable buildings for a sustainable society. The authors move beyond the current definition of sustainability in architecture, which tends to focus on energy-efficiency, to include guidance for architecture that promotes social cohesion, personal health, renewable energy sources, water and waste recycling systems, permaculture, energy conservation - and crucially, buildings in relation to their place. The authors offer a holistic approach to sustainable architecture and authoritative technical advice, on: how to design and construct healthy buildings, through choosing suitable materials, healthy service systems, and designing a healthy and comfortable indoor climate, including solutions for avoiding problems with moisture, radon and noise as well as how to facilitate cleaning and maintenance; how to design and construct buildings that use resources efficiently, where heating and cooling needs and electricity use is minimized and water-saving technologies and garbage recycling technologies are used; and, how to 'close' organic waste, sewage, heat and energy cycles. For example, how to design a sewage system that recycles nutrients. This book includes a section on adaptation of buildings to local conditions, looking at how a site must be studied with respect to nature, climate and community structure as well as human activities. The result is a comprehensive, thoroughly illustrated and carefully structured textbook and reference.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844078332 20160528
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160 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 23 cm.
There has been a perception in some quarters that 'green' buildings are worthy but dull. This is a misconception - a good number of such buildings have won design awards and illustrate that a design approach focused on resource efficiency and minimum environmental impact is not incompatible with visual delight. Sustainable architecture can indeed 'lift the spirit' as well as save the planet.The book brings together an inspiring series of case studies of recent buildings (completed after 2000) that demonstrate a range of different sustainable construction techniques and, importantly, combine this with architectural excellence. Broken down into five sections - Work Spaces, Educational Buildings, Housing, Refurbishment Projects and Public Buildings - the case studies within each highlight a wide variety of approaches to design and technical issues. Many of the projects featured are considered 'cutting edge', going well beyond the requirements of the Building Regulations and adopting innovative technologies such as solar energy collection, biomass heating and grey water recycling.Although principally aimed at those involved in procuring buildings - clients, developers, agents, architects, engineers, quantity surveyors and contractors - the book will also appeal to academics, students and those who have a general interest in sustainable design and the environment.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781859462577 20160528
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xix, 303 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Continuous Architecture provides a broad architectural perspective for continuous delivery, and describes a new architectural approach that supports and enables it. As the pace of innovation and software releases increases, IT departments are tasked to deliver value quickly and inexpensively to their business partners. With a focus on getting software into end-users hands faster, the ultimate goal of daily software updates is in sight to allow teams to ensure that they can release every change to the system simply and efficiently. This book presents an architectural approach to support modern application delivery methods and provide a broader architectural perspective, taking architectural concerns into account when deploying agile or continuous delivery approaches. The authors explain how to solve the challenges of implementing continuous delivery at the project and enterprise level, and the impact on IT processes including application testing, software deployment and software architecture. * Covering the application of enterprise and software architecture concepts to the Agile and Continuous Delivery models * Explains how to create an architecture that can evolve with applications* Incorporates techniques including refactoring, architectural analysis, testing, and feedback-driven development* Provides insight into incorporating modern software development when structuring teams and organizations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128032848 20160619
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320 pages : ill. ; 25 cm
The Sustainable Design Book updates the reader on the latest products and developments in the field of "green" design. Around 300 of the most exciting new products are featured. Q&As with leading designers give insight into trends and key techniques used within the industry, while handy icons highlight each product's sustainability credentials at a glance. Beginning with a chapter on sustainable materials, the book goes on to cover furniture, lighting, home accessories, and personal accessories, giving readers a broad and current understanding of sustainable design from raw elements through to finished products. Web addresses of designers and retailers make each product easy to source. This combination of products, profiles and information will make The Sustainable Design Book an unbeatable resource for those aspiring to best practice within the field of sustainable design, as well as students of contemporary product design. Consumers looking for beautiful but environmentally conscious products and accessories will also find this an essential guide.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781780674735 20160618
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176 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 17 cm
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xxvi, 550 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • CONTENTS LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS AND TABLES LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS FOREWORD General Introduction: Design for Sustainability Stuart Walker and Jacques Giard PART I: HISTORICAL AND THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES Editorial Introduction Jacques Giard and Stuart Walker 1 The Roots of Unsustainability John R. Ehrenfeld 2 Post-Materialism Freya Mathews 3 Making Sustainability Up: Design Beyond Possibility Aidan Davison 4 Developing Theories for Sustainable Design Dennis Doordan 5 The Emergence of Design for Sustainability: And Onward and Upward... Janis Birkeland 6 I Miss the Hungry Years: Coping with Abundance Albert Borgmann PART II: METHODS AND APPROACHES Editorial Introduction Stuart Walker and Jacques Giard 7 Sustainability - Methods and Practices Tracy Bhamra, Ricardo Hernandez and Richard Mawle 8 Integrating Sustainability in Design Education Jacques Giard and Deborah Schneiderman 9 Sustainability, Consumption and the Throwaway Culture Tim Cooper 10 Why Sustainable Consumers Don't Care Much about Green Products Anne Marchand 11 Design, Sustainability and Marketing Dorothy Mackenzie 12 The Role of Design-Led Knowledge Exchange in Supporting Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises to be Eco-Innovators in the United Kingdom Anne Chick PART III: SUSTAINABILITY IN PRACTICE Editorial Introduction Jacques Giard and Stuart Walker 13 Architecture: Building for Sustainability or Spirit Nurture? Christopher Day 14 Principles of Sustainable Dwellings and Community Design Avi Friedman 15 Design for Territorial Ecology and a New Relationship between City and Countryside: The Experience of the Feeding Milano Project Ezio Manzini and Anna Meroni 16 Sustainable Urban Futures Rachel Cooper and Chris Boyko 17 Educational Experience in Design for Sustainability: Enhancing a Critical Perspective among Undergraduate Students Maria Cecilia Loschiavo dos Santos 18 Sustainable Fashion Kate Fletcher 19 A New Design Ethic for a New Reality JohnPaul Kusz PART IV: EMERGING DIRECTIONS AND SUSTAINABLE FUTURES Editorial Introduction Stuart Walker and Jacques Giard 20 Sustainability and the Condition of Being Human Alexander Manu 21 Sustainability: Context and Design Shashank Mehta 22 Sh J - Change for Sustainable Futures Lou Yongqi 23 Emotionally Sustaining Design Jonathan Chapman 24 I am a User, Not a Consumer Gijs Bakker and Louise Schouwenberg 25 Design Sleepwalking: Critical Inquiry in Design Craig Badke and Stuart Walker 26 Critical Agendas: Designing for Sustainability from Products to Systems Chris Ryan 27 Metadesigning Paradigm Change: An Ecomimetic, Language-Centred Approach John Wood 28 Imagination's Promise: Practice-Based Design Research for Sustainability Stuart Walker 29 Design Activism: Challenging the Paradigm by Dissensus, Consensus and Transitional Practices Alastair Fuad-Luke 30 Design for Cyber-Sustainability: Toward a Sustainable Digital Future Bran Knowles, Stuart Walker and Lynne Blair 31 Emerging Directions Tony Fry 32 Literature and the Environment John Ralston Saul INDEX.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780857858528 20160612
Sustainability has emerged as a central issue for contemporary societies and for the world community as a whole. Furthermore, many of the social and environmental concerns that are embodied in the term 'sustainability' are directly or indirectly related to design. Designers help to define our human made environment - how it is produced, how it is used, and how long it endures. Despite some forty years of development and increased awareness of the critical relationships that exist between design decisions and modes of production, energy use, environmental impacts, the nature of work and human exploitation, design for sustainability is still not widely understood or followed. The Handbook of Design for Sustainability presents a comprehensive, state-of-the-art overview of this crucial subject - its development, its methods, its practices and its potential futures. Bringing together leading international scholars and new researchers to provide a substantive insight into the latest thinking and research within the field, The Handbook covers a breadth of historical and theoretical understandings and includes a series of original essays that explore methods and approaches for designers and design educators. The Handbook presents the first systematic overview of the subject that, in addition to methods and examples, includes historical perspectives, philosophical approaches, business analyses, educational insights and emerging thinking. It is an invaluable resource for design researchers and students as well as design practitioners and private and public sector organizations wishing to develop more sustainable directions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780857858528 20160612
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vi, 412 p. : ill., maps ; 19 cm.
The Environmental Design Pocketbook places the information you need for sustainable, low-energy building design at your fingertips. Packed with diagrams, tools, and tips, it cuts through the complex mass of technical data and legislation that faces the designer, and distils all the key guidance into a single reference that is quick and easy to use. Pointing to the facts, figures, and performance data that are most important, it includes: * Succinct guidance on all core sustainability topics * Concise explanations and reference to the latest legislation and codes * Invaluable checklists * Handy tools that allow you to quickly estimate the values relevant to your design * Design guidance, technology, building science, and best practice. Twelve sections guide the designer from the fundamentals through to the building details themselves. From future-proofing for a changing climate to rainwater harvesting, retrofit, and zero-carbon technologies - the Pocketbook has got it covered. Written for architects, as well as engineers, planners, clients and developers, this handy new pocketbook will help the professional designer to meet and exceed sustainable standards.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781859463741 20160608
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xviii, 154 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Foreword - John Thackara * Introduction - Jonathan Chapman and Nick Gant * Re-defining the Purpose of [Sustainable] Design - Alastair Fuad-Luke * Design Redux - Stuart Walker * The Scenario of a Multi-Local Society: Creative Communities, Active Networks and Enabling Solutions - Ezio Manzini * Relative Abundance: Fuller's Discovery That the Glass Is Always Half Full - John Wood * Clothes that Connect - Kate Fletcher * (in)conclusion - Jonathan Chapman and Nick Gant.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844074136 20160528
"Designers, Visionaries and Other Stories" unpacks the complex and crucial debates surrounding sustainable design to deliver a compelling manifesto for change, at a time of looming ecological crisis, mounting environmental legislation and limited progress. This is a book about sustainable design, by the leading sustainable design thinkers, for creative practitioners, professionals, students and academics. This challenging work provides the reader with a rich resource of future visions, critical propositions, creative ideas and design strategies for working towards a sustainable tomorrow, today. The authors boldly present alternative understandings of sustainable design, to curate a challenging, sometimes uncomfortable and always provocative, collection of essays by some of the world's leading sustainable design thinkers. The result is an impacting and polemical anthology that reinvigorates the culture of critique that, in previous years, has empowered design with the qualities of social, environmental and economic revolution.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844074136 20160528
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x, 160 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Chapter 1 Sustainability: ESD: a global framework-- a cultural/philosophical framework-- the manageable (but fragile) Earth. Chapter 2 Images: fields of significance-- world citizens and pluralism-- the international culture of architecture-- architectural expression-- the natural image-- the cultural image-- the technical image overlapping images. Chapter 3 Ethics: questions about value-- the moral class-- rights and duties-- the consequentialist approach-- intergenerational equity-- environmental ethics-- discourse ethics-- beautiful acts. Chapter 4 Objectives: stakeholders-- knowledge-- design advice-- the globaliazation of standards and regulations-- local context. Chapter 5 Systems: a systems view-- buildings as systems-- the environment-- social and cultural relevance-- the occupants-- economic performance-- the building-- the life-cycle of a building-- life-cycle sustainability assessment-- environmental assessment-- economic assessment-- the environmental assessment of building-- iterative multiple criteria decision-making--.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415283519 20160527
  • Chapter 1: Sustainability. ESD. A Global Framework. A Cultural/Philosophical Framework. The Manageable (But Fragile) Earth. Towards a Basis for Reaction. Chapter 2: Images. Fields of Significance. World Citizens and Pluralism. The International Culture of Architecture. Architectural Expression. The Natural Image. The Cultural Image. The Technical Image. Overlapping Images. Chapter 3: Ethics. Questions About Value. The Moral Class. Rights and Duties. The Consequentialist Approach. Intergenerational Equity. Environmental Ethics. Discourse Ethics. Beautiful Acts. Chapter 4: Objectives. Stakeholders. Knowledge. Design Advice. The Globaliazation of Standards and Regulations. Local Context. Chapter 5: Systems. A Systems View. Buildings As Systems. The Environment. Social and Cultural Relevance. The Occupants. Economic Performance. The Building. The Life-Cycle of a Building. Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment. Environmental Assessment. Economic Assessment. The Environmental Assessment of Building. Iterative Multiple Criteria Decision-Making. Recognising Assumptions. Chapter 6: Green Houses. Climate and Architecture. The Science of Global Warming. The International Politics. Global Warming and Building Design. Building Design and Climate Change. The Appropriate Objectives. Chapter 7: Cohesion. Responsive Cohesion. Place, People and Stuff. Reflective Practice and Reasoned Argument. Credibility , Transferability, Dependability and Confirmability. Public Policy and the Status Quo. The Future.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415283526 20160528
Understanding Sustainable Architecture is a review of the assumptions, beliefs, goals and bodies of knowledge that underlie the endeavour to design (more) sustainable buildings and other built developments. Much of the available advice and rhetoric about sustainable architecture begins from positions where important ethical, cultural and conceptual issues are simply assumed. If sustainable architecture is to be a truly meaningful pursuit then it must be grounded in a coherent theoretical framework. This book sets out to provide that framework. Through a series of self-reflective questions for designers, the authors argue the ultimate importance of reasoned argument in ecological, social and built contexts, including clarity in the problem framing and linking this framing to demonstrably effective actions. Sustainable architecture, then, is seen as a revised conceptualisation of architecture in response to a myriad of contemporary concerns about the effects of human activity. The aim of this book is to be transformative by promoting understanding and discussion of commonly ignored assumptions behind the search for a more environmentally sustainable approach to developmen It is argued that design decisions must be based on both an ethical position and a coherent understanding of the objectives and systems involved. The actions of individual designers and appropriate broader policy settings both follow from this understanding.
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