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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781847885685 20160605
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
xiii, 184 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Sustainability and social responsibility in graphic design
  • Sustainability in architecture
  • Inderdisciplinary works.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
125 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 32 cm.
Featuring designs by some of the most prominent graphic designers and artists at work in the world today, "Green Patriot Posters" has grown out of the successful website, which invites designers and artists to submit posters dealing with environmental issues. Containing 50 detachable, ready-to-hang posters, the book has been printed in the most sustainable way possible: the trim size has been designed to minimize waste, and it has been printed using 100 percent recycled paper and 100 percent wind power.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780500289266 20160606
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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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.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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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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66 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
  • Aufgabenstellung und Zieldefinition
  • Ausgangspunkt
  • Zielsetzung
  • Gedanken zum gesellschaftlichen Kontext
  • Begriffsdefinition
  • Nachhaltigkeit
  • Geschichtliche Entwicklung des Begriffes Nachhaltigkeit
  • Indikatoren sozialer Nachhaltigkeit
  • Nachhaltiges Bauen
  • Kommentar
  • Smart Studies : Leitfaden
  • Einleitung
  • Eingliederung in den Projektablauf
  • Leistungsspektrum
  • Leitfaden
  • Projekterfassung
  • Erheblichkeitsprüfung
  • Untersuchungsrahmen
  • Analyse
  • Status quo und Trend
  • Zieldefinition
  • Vorgaben
  • Variantenbildung
  • Maßnahmen
  • Erfolgsnachweis
  • Smart Studies : Tools
  • Tool Erheblichkeitsprüfung
  • Tool Stakeholder
  • Tool Soziale Indikatoren
  • Resümee
  • Leitfaden
  • Referenzprojekte
  • Literaturverzeichnis.
Green Library
Book
207 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), plans (chiefly col.).
Book
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
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
1 online resource (226 pages) : illustrations, photographs
Following the huge success of Material Revolution, this second volume addresses the rapid development of material research and presents materials new to the market since 2010. The new volume contains a similar system of classification but covers a completely different range of materials.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783038210023 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
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
145 p.
Book
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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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
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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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
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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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)
Book
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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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
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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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
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)

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