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xiii, 184 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Sustainability and social responsibility in graphic design
  • Sustainability in architecture
  • Inderdisciplinary works.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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1 online resource (1 v.) : ill.
The environmental impact of interior architecture and design practice is immense. This book highlights the need for designers to adapt the way they work and relearn lessons that have been lost. Contrary to many preconceptions, sustainable design can be sophisticated and stylish. And by its nature, a sustainable approach means considering the whole life cycle of a project and therefore improving the functionality, quality, human enjoyment and, in the long term, bringing real social and economic benefits. This book has examples, techniques, and historical and contemporary case studies, all supported by useful resources and links. A comprehensive reference book for anyone wanting to work in this area, Sian Moxon aims to introduce these ideas to design students while they are formulating their understanding of the industry, encouraging and inspiring them with positive, creative and practical alternatives.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781856698146 20160711
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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
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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102 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Guest Editorial: Design Management for Sustainability The Impact of a Fragmented Regulatory Environment on Sustainable Urban Development Design Management Public Procurement Incentives for Sustainable Design Services: Swedish Experiences Corporate Social Responsibility of Architectural Design Firms Towards a Sustainable Built Environment in South Africa Promotion of Materials and Products with Sustainable Credentials Mobilising the Courage to Implement Sustainable Design Solutions: Danish Experiences A Design Process Evaluation Method for Sustainable Buildings The Construction Design Manager's Role in Delivering Sustainable Buildings The Practice of Sustainable Facilities Management: Design Sentiments and the Knowledge Chasm.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844078950 20160528
Building on the special edition "Aspects of Design Management" (Volume 3:1, 2007), this publication brings together the rapidly developing field of design management with that of environmental sustainability. Eight articles drawn from around the world help to provide some critical insights into the relationship between ecological sustainability and the application of design management in a number of different contexts. Contributions range from early policy decisions and public procurement options; to corporate social responsibility of architects and the promotion of materials and products to specifiers; to encouraging change and a design process evaluation method; and, to investigations into the role and contribution of construction design managers and facilities managers to a sustainable built environment. Collectively the articles provide a unique, multi-disciplinary, contribution to the theoretical development of the design management field as well as guidance on the practical application of methods and tools.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844078950 20160528
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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v, 218 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
"The Rough Guide to Sustainability" is a no-nonsense student primer which equips the contemporary architect to deal with the profession's most important challenge, designing buildings for sustainability. Brian Edwards' book pulls together all the disparate, complex strands of sustainability into one simple reference source. It sets out the environmental, professional and governmental context underlying sustainable principles, as well as outlining the science, measures and design solutions that designers must adopt to meet twenty-first century definitions of responsible architecture. This comprehensively and expanded second edition includes completely new material on vernacular buildings, offices, schools and housing, a useful history of green architecture education and a guide to the international conventions and agreements, including those from the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg. Stunningly redesigned and extensively illustrated throughout, "Rough Guide to Sustainability" will appeal to design and built environment students and professionals, and anyone keen to cut through to the real facts about sustainability.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781859461747 20160527
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350 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm.
  • Foreword Paul Zofnass Introduction: Sustainability: A Broad Perspective Spiro Pollalis and Dan Schodek Part 1: Dimensions of Sustainability 1. Climate Change and Infrastructure Richard John 2. Resource Allocation Gregory Norris 3. Infrastructure and Nature: Reciprocal Effects and Patterns for our Future Richard T.T. Forman 4. Quality of Life Anthony Kane 5. Sustainable Wellness: The Convergence of Social and Ecological Wellbeing Alexios Monopolis Part 2: Sustainable Practices in Infrastructure Systems 6. Water Infrastructure and Sustainability Systems Tom A. Pedersen 7. The Evolution of Urban Water and Energy Infrastructure Systems John Norton Jr. 8. Sustainability Aspects of Large-Scale Wind Power Development George C. Kendrick 9. Sustainable Solid Waste Infrastructure Mike W. McLaughlin 10. Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure Susannah Kerr Adler et al. 11. Transportation: Aviation/Airports James S. Grant et al. 12. Sustainability in Ports, Freights and Logistics Erin Hyland and Joe Bryan 13. Ecological Infrastructure Christopher Benosky and Shaun O'Rourke Part 3: Assessing Urban Infrastructures 14. Issues in Assessing Urban Infrastructures The Zofnass Program Team 15. Current Environmental Evaluation Approaches The Zofnass Program Team 16. The Zofnass Rating System for Infrastructure Sustainability and Decision-Making Andreas Georgoulias and Jill Allen 17. Economic Assessments of the Value of Sustainability John Williams et al. Part 4: Design and Planning for Infrastructure Sustainability 18. Sustainable Cities: Oxymoron or the Shape of the Future? Amy Edmondson et al. 19. Intelligent Infrastructures Dimitris Papanikolaou 20. Landscape Infrastructure: Urbanism Beyond Engineering Pierre Belanger 21. Shaping the Built Environment and Infrastructure to Improve our Quality of Life Bill Valentine 22. Why Ecological Urbanism? Why Now? Mohsen Mostafavi.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415893169 20160608
You're overseeing a large-scale project, but you're not an engineering or construction specialist, and so you need an overview of the related sustainability concerns and processes. To introduce you to the main issues, experts from the fields of engineering, planning, public health, environmental design, architecture, and landscape architecture review current sustainable large-scale projects, the roles team members hold, and design approaches, including alternative development and financing structures. They also discuss the challenges and opportunities of sustainability within infrastructural systems, such as those for energy, water, and waste, so that you know what's possible. And best of all, they present here for the first time the Zofnass Environmental Evaluation Methodology guidelines, which will help you and your team improve infrastructure design, engineering, and construction.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415893169 20160608
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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1 online resource (1 v.) : ill.
This unique volume offers insights from renowned experts in energy efficient building from the world over, providing a multi-faceted overview of the state-of-the-art in energy efficient architecture. It opens by defining what constitutes a sustainable building, suggesting bases for sorely needed benchmarks, then explains the most important techniques and tools available to engineers and architects exploring green building technologies. It covers such pivotal issues as daylighting, LED lighting, integrating renewables such as solar thermal and cooling, retrofitting, LEED and similar certification efforts, passive houses, net-zero and close-zero structures, water recycling, and much more. Highlighting best practices for commercial buildings and private homes, in widely varied climates and within vastly different socio-economic contexts, this illustrated reference will guide architects and engineers in making sustainable choices in building materials and methods. It explains the best methods and materials to support energy efficient building. It features case studies by experts from a dozen countries, demonstrating how sustainable architecture can be achieved in varied climates and economies. It covers both new constructions and retrofitting of existing structures.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780123972699 20160614
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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
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xvi, 294 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
The comprehensively updated and expanded new edition of this no-nonsense student and practice primer equips the contemporary architect to deal with the profession's most important challenge: designing buildings for sustainability. Brian Edwards' book pulls together many of the disparate, complex strands of sustainability into one simple reference source. It sets out the environmental, professional and governmental context underlying sustainable principles, as well as outlining the science, measures and design solutions that designers need to adopt. The third edition includes updated design advice on offices, schools, housing and urban design, provides a useful history of green architecture education and presents a guide to the international conventions and agreements from the Rio Summit to Kyoto and the more recent UN Climate Change conference held in Poznan in 2008. It also includes new material prepared in anticipation of fresh international agreements at the Copenhagen Conference on Global Warming held in 2009. Stunningly redesigned and extensively illustrated throughout, "Rough Guide to Sustainability" will appeal to design and built environment students and professionals, and anyone keen to cut through to the avalanche of facts and myths about sustainability.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781859463321 20160527
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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1 online resource (551 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color)
This unique volume offers insights from renowned experts in energy efficient building from the world over, providing a multi-faceted overview of the state-of-the-art in energy efficient architecture. It opens by defining what constitutes a sustainable building, suggesting bases for sorely needed benchmarks, then explains the most important techniques and tools available to engineers and architects exploring green building technologies. It covers such pivotal issues as daylighting, LED lighting, integrating renewables such as solar thermal and cooling, retrofitting, LEED and similar certification efforts, passive houses, net-zero and close-zero structures, water recycling, and much more. Highlighting best practices for commercial buildings and private homes, in widely varied climates and within vastly different socio-economic contexts, this illustrated reference will guide architects and engineers in making sustainable choices in building materials and methods. It explains the best methods and materials to support energy efficient building. It features case studies by experts from a dozen countries, demonstrating how sustainable architecture can be achieved in varied climates and economies. It covers both new constructions and retrofitting of existing structures.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780123972699 20160614
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xxii, 373 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Contents: Prologue-- Foreword-- Introduction: lost link between Heaven and Earth-- Part I Cultural Sustainability: Four pillars of sustainable development: courtyard housing and cultural sustainability-- Four key themes inn Chinese philosophy on city planning and courtyard house design. Part II Classical Courtyard Houses of China: Form and environmental quality, space and construction quality of classical courtyard houses-- matters of social cohesion, time and cultural activities in classical courtyard houses. Part III New Courtyard Housing: Historic preservation and modernization of classical courtyard houses-- Harmony with Heaven: form and environmental quality of the new courtyard housing-- Harmony with Earth: space and construction quality of the new courtyard housing-- Harmony with humans: matters of social cohesion in the new courtyard housing-- Harmony with self: time and cultural activities in the new courtyard housing. Part IV Culturally Sustainable Architecture: Four cornerstones of culturally sustainable architecture. Part V Future New Courtyard Garden Houses: Conclusion-- in search of paradise-- Epilogue-- Appendix-- references-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781409405030 20160612
Cultural sustainability is a very important aspect of the overall sustainability framework and is regarded as the 'fourth pillar' alongside the other three: environmental, economic, and social sustainability. However, the concept is neither fully explored, nor widely accepted or recognized. This book elicits the interplay of 'nature-culture-architecture' and theorizes the concept of 'cultural sustainability' and 'culturally sustainable architecture.' It identifies four key themes in Chinese philosophy: Harmony with Heaven, Harmony with Earth, Harmony with Humans, and Harmony with Self , along with Greek philosopher Aristotle's physics: form, space, matter, and time, it sets them as criteria to evaluate the renewed and new courtyard housing projects constructed in China since the 1990s.Using an innovative architectural and social science approach, this book examines the political, economic, social, and spatial factors that affect cultural sustainability. Supported by a multiplicity of data including: field surveys, interviews with residents, architects, and planners, time diaries, drawings, photos, planning documents, observation notes, and real estate brochures, the book proposes new courtyard garden house design strategies that promote healthy communities and human care for one another, a concept that is universally applicable. The volume is a first opportunity to take a holistic view, to encompass eastern and western, tangible and intangible, cultures in the theorization of 'cultural sustainability' and 'culturally sustainable architecture.' It is a comprehensive contribution to architectural theory.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781409405030 20160612
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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
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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ix, 262 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction. Acknowledgements. Definitions: Conservation and Sustainability. 1 Conservation: Background. 2 Urban Planning Context. 3 Sustainability: Background. 4 Conservation: International Initiatives and Directions. 5 Conservation: United Kingdom Position and Directions. 6 Sustainable Cities and Urban Initiatives. 7 Managing World Heritage Cities: United Kingdom. 8 Managing Historic Cities: The Bottom-Up Approach. 9 The Coincidence Between Conservation and Sustainability. 10 The Challenge and the Opportunity. Sources. Bibliography. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781405126564 20160614
Conservation and Sustainability in Historic Cities examines how the two key issues of urban conservation and sustainability relate to each other in the context of historic cities, and how they can be brought together in a common philosophy and practice that is mutually supportive. It sets out the theoretical and practical background to architectural conservation and how its perceived relevance and level of attainment can be extended when harnessed to wider agendas of sustainability and cultural identity. It tests the achievement of urban conservation through case studies from across Europe and elsewhere, assessing them against the sustainability agenda.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781405126564 20160614
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ix, 262 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction. Acknowledgements. Definitions: Conservation and Sustainability. 1 Conservation: Background. 2 Urban Planning Context. 3 Sustainability: Background. 4 Conservation: International Initiatives and Directions. 5 Conservation: United Kingdom Position and Directions. 6 Sustainable Cities and Urban Initiatives. 7 Managing World Heritage Cities: United Kingdom. 8 Managing Historic Cities: The Bottom-Up Approach. 9 The Coincidence Between Conservation and Sustainability. 10 The Challenge and the Opportunity. Sources. Bibliography. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781405126564 20160614
Conservation and Sustainability in Historic Cities examines how the two key issues of urban conservation and sustainability relate to each other in the context of historic cities, and how they can be brought together in a common philosophy and practice that is mutually supportive. It sets out the theoretical and practical background to architectural conservation and how its perceived relevance and level of attainment can be extended when harnessed to wider agendas of sustainability and cultural identity. It tests the achievement of urban conservation through case studies from across Europe and elsewhere, assessing them against the sustainability agenda.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781405126564 20160614
dx.doi.org Wiley Online Library
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xix, 163 pages : illustrations, maps, plans ; 25 cm.
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Projects Contemporary Slovenian Timber Architecture 2003-2013
  • Public objects
  • Conclusions.
The book presents Slovenia?s contemporary timber architecture. Thanks to its abundant forests, Slovenia has preserved the tradition of wood construction. As much as 60% of its surface is covered by forests. Slovenia is also the third most forested country in Europe. The high share of forest-covered surface allows for a sustainable production of high-quality wood. In the past, wood was used primarily in the construction of farm buildings, but now timber architecture is used for everything from residences and office buildings to public buildings such as community centres and schools. Timber construction is becoming increasingly popular. Apart from larger companies taking this approach, a great number of wooden houses have sprung up, built either on personal initiative or with the support of carpenter workshops. Slovenian timber architecture has taken a new approach to environmental and energy-efficiency problems and received great international recognition. The book discusses over fifty projects built over a ten-year period, and includes descriptions, photographs, and plans. The projects include residential areas, administration, and office, as well as tourist, educational, and industrial buildings. Timber architecture is presented as an integral part of the Slovenian landscape. The monograph will be useful to designers and future experts in their planning of optimal timber buildings and will highlight the main benefits of using timber construction.
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xi, 244 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), 1 map ; 25 cm.
  • Part A: The background: sustainability in context Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Drivers for change Part B: Planning and designing for sustainability Chapter 3: Strategic environmental planning issues Chapter 4: Designing the built environment Chapter 5: Assessment methodologies Part C: Exploiting the potential Chapter 6: Profiting from sustainable design and development Chapter 7: Case studies (includes: Leicester, Newark and Bedzed, UK-- Austin, Chatanooga and Portland, US-- Malmo, Sweden-- Melbourne and Sydney, Australia-- Hong Kong) Chapter 8: The way forward Bibliography and websites.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780750654647 20160528
This practical guide demonstrates the benefits of sustainable design by emphasising its development as an economically viable and profitable option. This title identifies the current problems which demand that a new holistic approach to sustainability be taken on. It details the issues, and provides a range of potential solutions and techniques that can be applied by the architect and urban designer at both the building, and urban scale. It goes on to provide examples of good practice and guidelines for future development - essential information that shows how sustainability has been developed to provide tangible benefits, not only to the environment, but also to users and designers. Learn to profit from sustainable design with this practical guide. Discover how to apply the theory to all projects, from urban to building scale. International case studies from Europe, North America, Australia and Hong Kong make the topic universally relevant.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780750654647 20160528
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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84 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm.
Green Library

18. 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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781847885685 20160605
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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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
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xiii, 218 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps, plans ; 25 cm.
  • Preface.Introduction.CHAPTER ONE: CURRENT BACKGROUND Dialectical Process - Vehicle of Change - Local Agenda 21 - Energy and Environment as a Driver for Change - Conclusion.CHAPTER TWO: PROBLEMS AND RESOLUTIONS Kyoto Climate Treaty and Bonn Agreement - Initiatives Toward Energy Efficiency - The Ecological Tax Reform (E.T.R) - Unequal Distribution of Wealth and Social Inequality - Environmental Assessment - Globalisation - Biodiversity - Urban Megalopolis - The City - Conclusion.CHAPTER THREE: FOUR PREMISES Interconnectedness - Limits to Growth - Energy-Interaction of Architecture and the Environment - An Environmental Aesthetic - Conclusion.CHAPTER FOUR: A FRAMEWORK OF ASSESSMENT. Master Plan - Indicators - Interconnectedness - Methodology - The Assessment and its Use - The Application of the Assessment - The Case Studies.CHAPTER FIVE: CASE STUDY: SAN GIMIGNANO, ITALY. Introduction - Stage 1 Observational Studies - Stage 2 Indicator Assesments - Stage 3 Capability Assessment - Stage 4 Determining.CHAPTER SIX: CASE STUDY: LUDLOW, UK. Introduction - Stage--1 Observational Studies - Stage 2 Indicator Assessments - Stage 3 Capability Assessment - Stage 4 Determining.CHAPTER SEVEN: IN SEARCE OF AN AESTHETIC. Twentieth Century Background to Architecture - Twentieth Century Background to Landscape - Environmental Traditions - Leon Battista Alberti - Jay Appleton - Steven Bourassa and Roger Scruton.CHAPTER EIGHT: COMING THROUGH. Millennium Consortium, Redevelopment of the Fort Area of Colombo, Sri Lanka - Master Plan, Canon's Marsh, Bristol Harbourside, UK. Edward Cullinan Achitects - Coffee Creek Center, Chesterton, Indiana, USA. William McDonough and Partners. Conclusion.References.Acknowledgements.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470847404 20160528
This landmark publication examines the need for establishing a universal framework for assessing the sustainability of a place that can be used for any place, in any part of the world. Using two case studies of two towns (San Gimignano, Italy and Ludlow, England) as a backdrop, the book examines their distinctive features and develops a framework for assessing their energy and environmental capabilities in light of their social, economic, political and cultural prerequisites. Discussion includes such key aspects of sustainability as geological formation, climate, external dependencies, communication and infrastructure, historical heritage, community and permanence of population. * Includes the author's own annotated drawings that complement the text. * Examines the background and current state of sustainability and provides practical examples of assessments of specific localities * Based on the author's own research.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470847404 20160528
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