Item description for Sustainable Architecture and Urbanism: Design, Construction, Examples by Nicolas Favet Dominique Gauzin-Müller...
Since the mid-1980s, and in particular the 1992 environmental summit in Rio de Janeiro, sustainability has become a global issue and the subject of international debate. In the context of architecture sustainability implies the use of intelligent technology, innovative construction methods, ecologically friendly materials and use of environmentally-friendly energy resources. This book begins with 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. Concluding the volume are 23 sophisticated and innovative European case studies. The author and architect Dominique Gauzin-Mller has specialised on energy and environmental issues and ecological architecture for over 15 years.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.98" Width: 8.57" Height: 0.85" Weight: 2.7 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2002
Publisher Birkhäuser Basel
ISBN 3764366591 ISBN13 9783764366599