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207 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), plans (chiefly col.).
Book
1 online resource ([89] p.) : col. ill.
Book
viii, 164 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Preface. List of Illustrations. 1. Introduction. 2. Nature, Architecture and Environmental Inquiry. 3. Context: the Regional Dimension. 4. Comfort and Climate in the Selective Environment. 5. Typology in Environmental Design. 6. Generic Models for Selective Design. 7. Case Studies for Selective Design. Case Study One: Apicorp Building, Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia, Architect DEGW. Case Study Two: The Berrill Building, Open University, Milton Keynes, UK, Architect Feilden Clegg. Case Study Three: Local History Museum and Tourist Office, Kempsey, NSW, Australia, Architect: Glenn Murcutt. Case Study Four: Strawberry Vale School, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Architect: Patkau Architects. Case Study Five: Yapi Kredi Operations Centre, Gebze, Turkey, Architect: John McAslan. Case Study Six: Tjibaou Cultural Centre, Noumea, New Caledonia, Architect Renzo Piano. Case Study Seven: Eastgate Office Building, Harare, Zimbabwe, Architect: Pearce Partnership. Case Study Eight: Winery, Napanook Vineyard, Yountville, California, USA, Architect: Herzog and de Meuron. Case Study Nine: Torrent Pharmaceutical Laboratory, Ahmedabad, India, Architect: Abhikram Architects and Brian Ford & Associates. 8. An Environmental Design Check List. 9. A Selective Bibliography. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780419235309 20160527
The complex art of architecture embraces all of the concerns of the world's cultures. It meets the fundamental needs for shelter from the elements, but, almost from its origins, has acquired other purposes and meanings. The Selective Environment is an approach to environmentally responsive architectural design that seeks to make connections between the technical preoccupations of architectural science, and the necessity, never more urgent than today, to sustain cultural identity at a time of rapid global, technological change. The underlying proposition is that environmental design strategy should rest upon the function of the building as a selective filter between the extremes of ambient climate and the conditions that determine human comfort. In developing this idea, the discussion ranges across themes of nature and architecture, architectural regionalism, the interpretation of comfort and climate and typology in environmental design. A range of case study buildings, including designs by Glenn Murcutt, Patkau Architects, Renzo Piano and Herzog and de Meuron, serve to relate theory to practice.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780419235309 20160527
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
132 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Video
1 videodisc (ca. 180 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Episode 1. A garden in Cairo
  • Episode 2. The village architect
  • Episode 3. Melbourne reborn
  • Episode 4. The art & science of Renzo Piano
  • Episode 5. New Orleans: the water line
  • Episode 6. Super use.
Six 30-minute chapters featuring the designers and drivers of change in the world of sustainable architecture. Each episode explores the potential of the built environment to help reverse our global climate crisis.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
143 p. : col. ill. ; 19 x 28 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
144 p. : ill., maps, plans ; 28 cm.
  • 5 Editorial Helen Castle 6 About the Guest Editors Jon Goodbun with Jeremy Till and Deljana Iossifova 8 Introduction Themes of Scarcity Jon Goodbun, Jeremy Till and Deljana Iossifova 16 Scarcity and Abundance: Urban Agriculture in Cuba and the US Andre Viljoen and Katrin Bohn 22 Cities, Natures and the Political Imaginary Maria Kaika and Erik Swyngedouw 28 Architecture and Relational Resources: Towards a New Materialist Practice Jon Goodbun and Karin Jaschke 34 Visualising Ecological Literacy Jody Boehnert 38 Invisible Agency Jeremy Till and Tatjana Schneider 44 Systemic Diagramming: An Approach to Decoding Urban Ecologies Ulysses Sengupta and Deljana Iossifova 52 Flexibility and Ecological Planning: Gregory Bateson on Urbanism Jon Goodbun 56 Error-Friendliness: How to Deal with the Future Scarcest Resource: The Environmental, Social, Economic Security. That is, How to Design Resilient Socio-Technical Systems Ezio Manzini 62 Can an Urban Community Independently Run Its Own Waste Services? Clare Brass, Flora Bowden and Kate McGeevor 66 Anthropocene Nights Benedict Singleton 72 Peak Oil and Transition Towns Rob Hopkins 78 Everything We Need: Scarcity, Scale, Hyperobjects Timothy Morton 82 Investing in the Ground: Reflections on Scarcity, Remediation and Obdurate Form Douglas Spencer 88 Almost All Right: Vienna's Social Housing Provision Andreas Rumpfhuber, Michael Klein and Georg Kolmayr 94 Icelandic Initiatives Arna Mathiesen 100 Beyond the Scarcities of Affluence: An 'Alternative Hedonist' Approach Kate Soper 102 New York City (Steady) State Michael Sorkin 110 No Frills and Bare Life: Cheapness and Democracy Alejandro Zaera-Polo 114 Austeria: City of Minimum Consumption Daliana Suryawinata and Winy Maas 118 Mapping in Hackney Wick and Fish Island: Observation is Proposition Liza Fior 122 Norway Was Never So Poor! Edward Robbins, Christian Hermansen Cordua and Barbara E Ascher 130 The Collision of Scarcity and Expendability in Architectural Culture of the 1960s and 1970s Steve Parnell 136 counterpoint Is Sustainability Just Another 'Ism'? Hattie Hartman 141 Contributors.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119973621 20160609
Leading analysts of all the major resource domains - water, food, material, energy and finance - are all telling us that our global industrial growth models are taking the planet to the brink of chronic scarcity. In architecture, concerns about depleting material and energy sources have largely been centered on the more emollient category of 'sustainability.' This book brings together leading thinkers for the first time in a single volume, including Ezio Manzini, Erik Swyngedouw, John Thackara and Jeremy Till. In addition, featured architects and designers include Jody Boehnert, Katrin Bohn and Andre Viljoen.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119973621 20160609
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
272 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps, plans ; 29 cm.
  • Preface (Lord Norman Foster). Introduction (John Frazer). EcoArchitecture (Sara Hart). Bioclimatic Design. Roof-Roof House. Menara Boustead. IBM Plaza. Menara Mesiniaga. EcoMasterplanning. Soma Masterplan. Huanan New City. Plaza of Nations. Transitional Projects. National Library Building. Mewah Oils Headquarters. MAAG Tower. Vertical Urbanism. BATC Tower. Nagoya Expo 2005 Tower. Tokya-Nara Tower. Technical Innovation. Standard Chartered Bank Kiosk. UMNO Tower. West Kowloon Waterfront. Vertical EcoInfrastructure. EDITT Tower. Solaris. Spire Edge. L Tower. DiGi Technical Operations Centre. Zorlu Ecocity. Gyeong-Gi Complex. Essay (Ken Yeang). End Statement. Books and Publications by Ken Yeang. Acknowledgements. Climate and Vegetation Maps. Picture Credits.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470721407 20160607
Ken Yeang's ideas and architecture have been prolifically published worldwide. This book, however, marks the first definitive overview of Yeang's work. As well as an extensive introduction by author Sara Hart, it includes a preface by Lord Foster and a further article by influential architect and academic John Frazer and commentary by Leon van Schaik. The book is organized thematically by project. It features over 30 projects by Ken Yeang drawn from over three decades of practice.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470721407 20160607
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
272 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
Ecological Architecture charts the ascendancy of an ecological approach to building over the past century, assessing as it does so the situation as it stands today, and identifying where we might go next. As a decisive step in the rewriting of the history of modern architecture, this book will be essential reading for practitioners and students of architecture: as an urgent wake-up call concerning the state of our built environment, it will be of interest to everyone with a stake in the future of our planet.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780500342107 20160528
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
1 online resource (192 p.) : chiefly ill.
Book
144 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), plans ; 29 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
255 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm + "List of abbreviations".
This volume provides an overview of the various approaches and developments in sustainable architecture, followed by an in-depth section on urbanism looking at several European towns. In the third section, the technologies, materials and methods of ecological architecture are examined. The volume concludes with 23 examples from Europe, which include works of Metron, Behnisch & Partner, Sonia Cortesse, Ian Ritchie and Kauffmann Thelig & Partner, amongst others. The author is an architect and has specialized in energy and environmental issues and ecological architecture for over 15 years. She is the author of a monograph on the firm Behnisch & Partner.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783764366599 20160528
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
240 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), plans (some col.) ; 31 cm.
"New Palladians" showcases how, at the outset of the 21st century, classical and vernacular traditions are flourishing as a modern phenomena, practiced by a wide spectrum of architectural firms, scholars, students, universities and institutions. The 'New Palladians' are dedicated to the highest standards of craftsmanship and design, and to the very best ecological building and sustainable urbanism. The reference to Palladio is to engage him as a model of professional integrity and building expertise that encompasses the dimensions and dialectics of cities, the countryside and nature. The efficient didactic nature of Palladio's work and its contextual adaptability, has favoured the flourishing of Palladian architecture throughout the world. This book features the latest architectural and urban projects from forty-eight of the most important classical architects in the world today.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781902889122 20160604
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
339 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), plans (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Everyday, millions of tons of garbage are dumped into landfills and consigned to perpetual disuse. But when creativity meets resourcefulness, waste can become the material for building. Never before in history has the impact of man on this planet been so important. The construction industry is one of the most polluting in the world, so contemporary architects can play a fundamental role by using waste, and what s more, ingenuity to convert it into structures that are useful, imaginative, and beautiful. In our society, garbage is considered filthy, and we want only to hide it from sight. Rematerial features projects that rescue discarded materials from paper cups to cargo containers and transform them into imaginative, attractive, efficient buildings and projects that are sustainable, innovative, even daring from a conventional perspective. Rematerial brings to light a movement of diverse professionals from around the world who address this fundamental theme: the reuse of materials with architectonic purpose. Though the results are as varied as the designers, all their proposals stem from the intention of giving new life to what had been thrown out. Complementing the built work shown here, the book presents a series of initiatives aimed at promoting the use of waste in architecture, and articles that illustrate a wide panorama of the contemporary recycling culture.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780393733143 20160604
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
299 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
The most forward-looking spaces designed for rustic living in the twenty-first century. Across the globe, architects are creating innovative houses for country living, reimagining the way we escape into the natural world. Some combine industrial materials like metal and concrete with traditional wood. Others create sophisticated essays in off-grid living, employing the most technologically ambitious green-living strategies. Still others place discreet structures on remote, almost-unbuildable locations. This unique volume profiles new and recent projects that illustrate the inexhaustible potential of the modern house to enter into a dialogue with nature in sustainable yet stylish ways. The collection spans the globe, from the Pacific Northwest to the forests of Japan. Today s architectural vanguard is represented, as well as established architects working at the forefront of twenty-first-century design, including Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Rick Joy, Olson Kundig, and Marcio Kogan.These rustic retreats with comfortable and appealing modern interiors will resonate with readers of shelter magazines, while the cutting-edge reputations of their architects will interest professionals and students.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780847845996 20160619
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Video
1 videodisc (180 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Episode 1. The Druk White Lotus School - Ladakh
  • Episode 2. Greening the federal government
  • Episode 3. Bogotá: building a sustainable city
  • Episode 4. Affordable green housing
  • Epsisode 5. Adaptive reuse in the Netherlands
  • Episode 6. Architecture 2030.
A six-part film featuring the designers and drivers of change in the world of sustainable architecture. Each episode explores the potential of the built environment to help reverse our global climate crisis.
Media & Microtext Center
Book
216 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), plans ; 28 cm.
The new alpine 'hut' on Monte Rosa, at an altitude of 2883 meters (9458 feet) near Zermatt was opened in September 2009. This innovative building emerged from a collaborative effort between the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, the Swiss Alpine Club (SAC), and many experts and specialist manufacturers. It is also the result of pioneering technologies in design, calculation and building construction. In the form of discussions, essays on special topics, photographs and plans, this volume documents the building's genesis and planning and the construction of what is a milestone in high alpine architecture.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783856762742 20160607
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Video
1 streaming media file : sd., col. and b&w.
Looks at innovative, futuristic, utopian and sometimes bizarre architectural projects of the 20th century. Shows how contemporary problems like housing shortages, urban decay and pollution motivate architects to create changes in the way people live. Considers plans that have actually been constructed and animates some unrealized visions to see how they might have looked. Features works by Rudolf Steiner, Le Corbusier, Moshe Safdie, Oscar Niemeyer, Jacque Fresco, Peter Cook, Colin Fournier, Levitt & Sons, Antti Lovag, Peter Vetsch, and Paolo Soler.
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156 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 27 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Video
1 videodisc (52, 53 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Great expectations (52 min.) : Looks at innovative, futuristic, utopian and sometimes bizarre architectural projects of the 20th century. Shows how contemporary problems like housing shortages, urban decay and pollution motivate architects to create changes in the way people live. Considers plans that have actually been constructed and animates some unrealized visions to see how they might have looked. Features works by Rudolf Steiner, Le Corbusier, Moshe Safdie, Oscar Niemeyer, Jacque Fresco, Peter Cook, Colin Fournier, Levitt & Sons, Antti Lovag, Peter Vetsch, and Paolo Soler.
Kochuu (53 min.) : Documentary about modern Japanese architecture, and its impact on the Nordic building tradition. "Kochuu" which translates as "in the jar, " refers to the Japanese tradition of constructing small, enclosed physical spaces, which create the impression of a separate universe. Features interviews with some of Japan's leading architects as well as Scandinavian contemporaries including Pritzker Prize winners Tadao Ando and Sverre Fehn, Toyo Ito, Kazuo Shinohara, Kristian Gullichsen and Juhani Pallasmaa.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)

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