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Eco-urban Design

By: John A Flannery and Karen M Smith

232 pages, 170 colour & b/w illustrations, 34 tables


Hardback | Aug 2011 | #195596 | ISBN-13: 9789400703681
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Eco-Urban Design focuses on the unprecedented challenges currently faced by architects and designers. In a world where climate change, diminishing natural resources and an increasing global population have become indisputable facts of life there is now a rising demand for evolved buildings that no longer endanger the Earth's fragile ecological systems. This book endeavours to tell the positive side of the story by featuring considered design solutions provided by the world's most innovative architects and engineers. By only including realised projects which have been subjected to post construction monitoring this publication provides evidence-based information that measured reductions in carbon emissions, water and energy usage can actually be achieved in the field and not just on the drawing board. These completed projects demonstrate best practice and will inspire a new hybrid generation of designers who will combine architecture and engineering skills to resolve a key environmental challenge. Furthermore, these creative construction projects from a variety of genres including, commercial property, public buildings, social housing and private homes give testimony to the fact that investment in green archineering also provides a commercial advantage to forward thinking developers and investors.



Commercial Property - Projects:
- 40 Albert Road, Melbourne, Australia
- 111 South Wacker, Chicago, USA
- Horizon Serono, Geneva, Switzerland
- Norddeutschelandesbank

Public Buildings - Projects:
- California Academy of Sciences, San Fransisco, USA
- Environmental Protection Agency, Denver, USA
- Bay Educational Center, Rhode Island, USA

Social Housing - Projects:
- Near North Apartments, Chicago, USA
- Thin Flats, Philadelphia, USA
- Urban Canyon, Seattle, USA

Private Homes - Projects:
- Judkins Park House, Seattle, USA
- Maragarido House, Oakland, USA

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