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Reinterpreting Sustainable Architecture: Theories, Discourses, Practices

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By: Simon Guy and Graham Farmer

Routledge

Hardback | #162379 | ISBN-13: 9780415306829
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Paperback | #162382 | ISBN-13: 9780415306836
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About this book

Sustainability is now one of the key debates shaping cities. It has been suggested that 'sustainable architecture isn't a prescription. It's an approach, an attitude. It shouldn't really even have a label. It should just be architecture!' But what does it mean to describe a building as 'green'? How can we make sense of the bewildering array of contrasting styles of sustainable architecture?

Based on original research by a sociologist and an architect, the book draws upon a range of perspectives and theories that illuminate both the contested nature of green design and the socially constructive nature of sustainable architectural practice. Written in a straightforward style and illustrated throughout with well-known international examples of green building, this book will appeal to students, practitioners and academics alike.


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