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A film about the pioneering community-building project of the architect Frei Otto in Berlin, called the Ökohaus--an experimental, ecological, customized housing project in the city center. Includes interviews with Frei Otto, Christine Kanstinger-Otto, Hermann Kendel, Yona Friedman, Anne Lacaton & Jean-Philipe Vassal, and other architects, planners, and inhabitants.
183 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), plans ; 26 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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Cities are responsible for three-quarters of the world s energy consumption. If we are to reduce our demands on the planet s resources how can we make our urban areas more energy efficient? One way is to refit existing buildings with more thermally efficient building materials. But such retrofitting involves significant issues of social acceptance and public participation. Retrofitting the City provides an important corrective to the assumptions that have been made concerning the ability of people and places to cope with such residential transformation. Drawing upon case studies from a number of European cities that have undergone far-reaching change in their built environments, the author shows that supposedly inadaptable people and places show a strong, if often hidden, degree of flexibility in responding to economic change and building transformation.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781784531508 20170502
208 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps, col. plans ; 31 cm.
  • Part A. The Motivation behind the Green Building Idea.- Part B. Green Building Requirements.- B1 Sustainable Design.- B2 Conscientious Handling of Resources.- Part C. Design, Construction, Commissioning and Monitoring for Green Buildings.- C1 Buildings.- C2 Building Services Engineering.- C3 Commissioning.- C4 Monitoring and Energy Management.- Part D. A closer Look -- Green Buildings in Detail.- D1 Dockland Building in Hamburg.- D2 SOKA Building in Wiesbaden.- D3 KSK Tuebingen.- D4 LBBW Stuttgart.- D5 The Art Museum Stuttgart.- D6 New Building: European Investment Bank (EIB) in Luxemburg.- D7 Nycomed, Constance.- D8 DR Byen, Copenhagen.- D9 D&S Advanced Building Technologies Building, Stuttgart.- Appendix.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783642006340 20160528
An important consideration for energy-efficient buildings is their primary energy requirements over the entire life cycle. How to determine this? What integrative factors influence the performance of a healthy and sustainable building? This, while it may be important for clients and architects to know, is frequently not very transparent. This book has been written to assist with clarifying target criteria and expanding horizons when it comes to ecological buildings. It is meant as a handbook and source of reference for clients, architects, planners and building operators, to provide them with pertinent information about their design, construction and operation: how to do this in the most energy-efficient and economical manner? Also, there is feedback and documentation about prominent buildings like the Hamburg Dockland or the 'Landesbank Baden-Wuerttemberg' in Stuttgart. They provide excellent architectural examples for detailed construction and design solutions. Further, there are insightful interviews with architects and clients about many important buildings, which help turn this book into an integrated source of reference for sustainable architecture.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783642006340 20160528
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Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
206 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), plans ; 31 cm.
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