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Eco Living

Eco Living

DKK 879.00

Chris van Uffelen
Braun
9783037681497
In stock: In stock

Combining sustainability with trend-setting design is one of the great challenges of contemporary architecture. Resource sparing living space is one of the most important themes. In addition to the increased consciousness of the interactions between the human being, his built environment and eco system, the desire to leave behind an intact environment worth living in for the next generation and to fashion a healthy environment for oneself are also factors gaining in economic significance. Depending on the building project and its circumstances, procedures and techniques of ecological building may be applied. Building orientation, shape, the type of materials and building services used must be weighed against each other. This publication shows the great variety of possibilities with the established technologies as well as newer experimental approaches.

Catalogue Oslo Architecture Triennale 2013 - Behind the Green Door - 
Architecture and the desire for sustainability

Catalogue Oslo Architecture Triennale 2013 - Behind the Green Door - Architecture and the desire for sustainability

DKK 87.50

OAT 2013
OAT 2013
9788299937009
In stock: In stock

Oslo Architecture Triennale (OAT) is the Nordic region''s biggest architecture festival, held every third year in Oslo. The OAT 2013 catalogue is a critical and playful investigation in the concept of sustainability and its impact and influence on architectural culture in modern times, presented through the voices of OAT 2013 curators, selected practitioners and guest writers. The covered themes range from historical studies in green building practice to issues tied to growth, overconsumption and waste, as well as deep-ecology and contemporary innovations.

A Place in the Sun: Green Living and the Solar Home

A Place in the Sun: Green Living and the Solar Home

DKK 398.00

Stephen Snyder
Rizzoli
9780847842292
In stock: In stock

Green living meets good design in this luxuriously illustrated volume. These environmentally responsible, perfectly designed solar-powered houses will inspire readers to see their homes as places that can blend sustainability and beauty. The book vividly demonstrates that living green does not have to mean sacrificing comfort and living with less. In truth, it is living with so much more-peace of mind, better health, and the elegance of sustainable design that maximizes natural lighting, natural ventilation, and natural textures and materials and puts an emphasis on craftsmanship. Incisive text offers profiles of the featured houses through interviews with the homeowners and includes practical information in sidebars covering green decorating and earth-friendly remodeling as well as healthy home tips and shopping resources. Readers are shown steps they can take and places to obtain the materials needed.

Global Design

Global Design

DKK 445.00

Peder Anker, Louise Harpman, Mitchell Joachim
Prestel
9783791353586
In stock: In stock

Global warming poses new challenges to the architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design communities. The immediate response has been a turn toward a host of energy-saving technologies. What has rarely been addressed, however, is the problem of scale. How can designers make sure that global solutions do not come at the expense of local cultures and environments? By placing human rational, emotional, technological, and social needs at the center of our environmental concerns, this book proposes a new global design initiative. The aim is to develop a language of design that can create proximity between individual responsibility and the current global environmental crisis. These featured projects showcase leading-edge design innovations at multiple scales. Global Design NYU directors Peder Anker, Louise Harpman, and Mitchell Joachim discuss various ways in which design can reformat the unfortunate separation between humans and the natural world.

BIG: HOT TO COLD: An Odyssey of Architectural Adaptation / by BIG

BIG: HOT TO COLD: An Odyssey of Architectural Adaptation / by BIG

DKK 399.00

Bjarke Ingels
TASCHEN
9783836557399
Out of stock: Out of stock

Extreme innovation: From the Arabian desert to the Finnish tundra, the immense possibilities of adaptive architecture After the global success of YES IS MORE, BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group presents HOT TO COLD, an odyssey of architectural adaptation. The book coincides with the HOT TO COLD show at the National Building Museum in Washington DC and presents 60 case studies in harsh climate conditions in order to examine where and how we live on our planet. As we travel from one end of the spectrum to its opposite we will see that the more harsh the climate gets, the more intense its impact on the architecture. The central challenge is to mitigate the climatic extremes for hospitable human life, while finding solutions that can be both economically and environmentally profitable. Architecture is the art and science of accommodating the lives we want to live. Our cities and buildings aren''t givens; they are the way they are because that is as far as we have gotten to date.

Strategic Green Infrastructure Planning: A Multi-Scale Approach

Strategic Green Infrastructure Planning: A Multi-Scale Approach

DKK 399.00

Karen Firehock
Island Press
9781610916929
In stock: In stock

A comprehensive yet flexible guide to conceiving, refining, and implementing successful green infrastructure projects.

New Eco Homes: New Ideas for Sustainable Living

New Eco Homes: New Ideas for Sustainable Living

DKK 399.00

Manel Gutierrez
Harper Design
9780062395184
Out of stock: Out of stock

TodayÆs architects, designers, building craftsman, and homeowners are becoming more environmentally conscious, choosing eco-friendly living spaces with small carbon footprints that are built with sustainable materials. New Eco Homes explores various aspects of modern eco design, from its environmental and economical benefits, to factors considered when choosing materials: how much energy went into manufacturing the product, whether it is long lasting, and whether it can be recycled or safely disposed of as it eventually breaks down. It also examines important details involved in building, such as climate regulation, drainage systems, and regional planning. Each of the thirty-five projects contain photographs, floor plans, and detailed drawings that illustrate certain sustainable features, revealing how much the parameters of ecological design have expanded in just a few short years.

Eco Living Japan: Sustainable Ideas for Living Green

Eco Living Japan: Sustainable Ideas for Living Green

DKK 239.00

Deanna MacDonald
Tuttle
9784805312834
In stock: In stock

Japan is equally as well known for its ecologically-sensitive traditional homes as it is for cutting-edge, green technology. Eco Living Japan presents 19 contemporary Japanese houses which exemplify the most recent trends in sustainable design in Japan. This is wabi-sabi for the 21st century! With over 250 photos, drawings, plans and lively, informative text, this sustainable architecture book offers a picture of green living in contemporary Japan and provides inspiration and practical ideas for those creating homes in North America and other 4 season climates. Each project presents different aspects of Japan''s current movement toward a more sustainable living environment as well as its focus on fine craftsmanship and cutting-edge technology. The book''s content is informative and enjoyable for both professional architects and forward-thinking homeowners. Anyone with an interest in Japanese design and trends in sustainable living will find fresh ideas for their own home projects. These homes work in best!

Innovative Student Residences - New Directions in Sustainable Design

Innovative Student Residences - New Directions in Sustainable Design

DKK 599.00

Avi Friedman
Images Publishing
9781864705799
Out of stock: Out of stock

Current design modes of student residences are facing challenges of both philosophy and form. Past approaches no longer sustain new demands and require innovative thinking. The need for a new outlook is propelled by fundamental changes that touch upon environmental, economic, and social factors. Thinking innovatively about university accommodation led to the idea to write Innovative Student Residences. The author offers a fascinating insight into contemporary design concepts and illustrates them with outstanding examples, showcased by full-colour photography and detailed plans.

Constructed Ecosystems: Ideas and Subsystems in the Work of Ken Yeang

Constructed Ecosystems: Ideas and Subsystems in the Work of Ken Yeang

DKK 299.00

Ken Yeang, Shireen Jahnkassim
Applied Research & Design Publishing
9781940743158
Out of stock: Out of stock

Presented here are some of the devices used by Ken Yeang in his endeavors to take his theoretical work on ecoarchitecture into the real world of building. The fundamental underlying premise is that ecoarchitecture, if it is to fully embrace the natural world, must be designed to be æliving constructed ecosystemsÆ and not inert denatured structures. Yeang holds that green design today is still very much in its adolescence, requiring significant developmental work, particularly in architectural biointegration and aesthetic development. Shown and explained here are the various invented devices that Yeang has adopted to technically advance his ideas from the abstract theoretical level, through concept architectural design to the level of microdevices and building sub-systems to achieve a better biointegration of our human built environment with nature.

Building a Circular Future

Building a Circular Future

DKK 299.00

Kasper Guldager Jensen, John Sommer
GXN Innovation
9788799867011
Out of stock: Out of stock

About the way we use and reuse the resources in the building industry and ultimately eliminate the concept of waste. The book seeks to provide inspiration for building a circular future by providing a set of principles and bringing forward the best practices from in and outside the building industry. This book presents findings, case studies, background and context for the project ''Building a Circular Future'', and consist of three main chapters: Design for Disassembly, Material Passport and Circular Economy. All content comes from extensive research and through workshops with partners across industries. The book furthermore provides 15 principles for ''Building a Circular Future'' and a thoroughly calculated business case, which documents that a demolition, that today would cost 16 million dkk, can be turned into a 35 million dkk business upside in a future circular building industry.

Building from Waste: 
Recovered Materials in Architecture and Construction

Building from Waste: Recovered Materials in Architecture and Construction

DKK 599.00

Dirk E. Hebel, Felix Heisel, Marta H. Wisniewska
Birkhauser
9783038215844
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''Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Recover'' is the sustainable guideline that has replaced the öTake, Make, Wasteô attitude of the industrial age. Based on their background at the ETH Zurich and the Future Cities Laboratory in Singapore, the authors provide both a conceptual and practical look into materials and products which use waste as a renewable resource. This book introduces an inventory of current projects and building elements, ranging from marketed products, among them façade panels made of straw and self-healing concrete, to advanced research and development like newspaper, wood or jeans denim used as isolating fibres. Going beyond the mere recycling aspect of reused materials, it looks into innovative concepts of how materials usually regarded as waste can be processed into new construction elements. The products are organized along the manufacturing processes: densified, reconfigured, transformed, designed and cultivated materials. A product directory presents all materials and finishing products.

Ecotopia 2121: A Vision for Our Future Green Utopia—in 100 Cities

Ecotopia 2121: A Vision for Our Future Green Utopia—in 100 Cities

DKK 299.00

Alan Marshall
Arcade Publishing
9781628726008
In stock: In stock

Five hundred years ago a powerful new word was unleashed upon the world when Thomas More published his book Utopia, about an island paradise far away from his troubled land. It was an instant hit, and the literati across Europe couldn''t get enough of its blend of social fantasy with a deep desire for a better world. Five hundred years later, Ecotopia 2121 once again harnesses the power of the utopian imagination to confront our current problems, among them climate change, and offer a radical, alternative vision for the future of our troubled planet. Depicting one hundred cities around the globe - from New York to San Francisco, London, Tokyo, Sydney, Rio de Janeiro, Mexico City, Beijing, Vienna, Singapore, Cape Town, Abu Dhabi, and Mumbai - Alan Marshall imagines how each may survive and prosper.

Positive Development : From Vicious Circles to Virtuous Cycles Through Built Environment Design

Positive Development : From Vicious Circles to Virtuous Cycles Through Built Environment Design

DKK 499.00

Janis Birkeland
Routledge
9781844075799
In stock: In stock

Janis Birkeland presents the innovative new paradigm of ''Positive Development'' in which the built environment provides greater life quality, health, amenity and safety for all without sacrificing resources or money. With a different form of design, development itself can become a ''sustainability solution''. A cornerstone of this new paradigm is the eco-retrofitting of the vast urban fabric we already inhabit. The author presents a revolutionary new tool called SmartMode to achieve this end. This book challenges everyone working in or studying the areas of sustainable development, planning, architecture or the built environment to rethink their current ideas and practices.

Building Revolutions: Applying the Circular Economy to the Built Environment

Building Revolutions: Applying the Circular Economy to the Built Environment

DKK 499.00

Dave Cheshire
RIBA Publishing
9781859466452
Out of stock: Out of stock

The construction industry operates within a linear economy of make, use, dispose. Buildings are stripped out and torn down with astonishing regularity while new buildings are constructed from hard-won virgin materials. But raw materials are becoming scarce, and the demands for them are exploiting fragile ecosystems, even as the global demand for resources continues to rise. Drawing on illustrative methods and examples, Building Revolutions explains how the principles of a circular economy can be applied to the built environment where resources are kept in use and their value retained. The book describes how buildings and materials can be reused or salvaged to extend their life and proposes ways new business models can be applied to reduce capital and lifecycle costs, providing a positive architectural legacy for future generations.

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