Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: These days, green is the name of the game. There has never been so much interest in the ecological impact of buildings as there is today. This is not a negligible fact in the struggle to control pollution and in the search for responsible sustainable methods of construction. Buildings are among the heaviest consumers of natural resources and account for a significant portion of the greenhouse gas emissions that affect climate change. At a certain time, green buildings were ugly and complicated affairs, usually multicolored as though an entire rainbow in one building might be sufficient to prove a concern for ecology. This is surely no longer the case as buildings published in this current volume demonstrate. However, it may be that green architecture is not so much about architecture as it is about survival; the aesthetics of the architecture are secondary considerations when it comes to finally stopping the war with nature that has resulted in the creation of the asphalt jungle. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: How green is your blueprint?: Architecture as sustainable technology The ecological impact of new construction, once a secondary concern, has become a crucial issue. Badly designed buildings guzzle natural resources and pollute their surroundings; in an era of rocketing energy costs and environmental degradation, the need for a sustainable, energy-efficient architecture is paramount. This book features the architects, artists and firms pioneering a new green architecture, and examines the emergent esthetics.
Featured architects and practices:
Adjaye Associates, Agence Babylone, Tadao Ando, Shigeru Ban, Barlindhaug Consult AS, Barton Willmore, Patrick Blanc, Vincent Callebaut Architecture, Cepezed, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Vladimir Djurovic, Dennis Dollens, Ecosistema Urbano, EDAW, Fearon Hay, Foster + Partners, Peter Gluck, Monika Gogl, Zaha Hadid, Herbst Architects, Anna Heringer and Eike Roswag, David Hertz, Hotson Bakker Boniface Haden, Chris Jacobs, Kempe Thill, KieranTimberlake, Rafael de La-Hoz, Michael B. Lehrer, MIII architects, Marchi Architectes, Morphosis, Alberto Mozó, Manfredi Nicoletti, Office dA, Sergio Palleroni, Renzo Piano, Polk Stanley Rowland Curzon Porter, Philippe Rahm, Rau, Michael Reynolds, Roswag & Jankowski, Rural Studio Hiroshi Sambuichi, SITE, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, Ken Smith Landscape Architect, Germán del Sol, Werner Sobek, studio tamassociati, Chris Tate, Matteo Thun, TNA, UNStudio, Michael Van Valkenburgh, Weiss/Manfredi, wHY Architecture, Ken Yeang, Zoka Zola Text in English, French, and German
About the Author: Philip Jodidio (born 1954) studied art history and economics at Harvard, and edited Connaissance des Arts for over 20 years. His books include TASCHEN’s Architecture Now! series, and monographs on Tadao Ando, Norman Foster, Richard Meier, Jean Nouvel, and Zaha Hadid. He is internationally renowned as one of the most popular writers on the subject of architecture.
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