Understanding sustainable architecture / / Terry Williamson, Antony Radford, and Helen Bennetts
New York : , : Spon Press, , 2002
1 online resource (173 p.)
Altri autori (Persone)
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Nota di bibliografia
Includes bibliographical references (p. -154) and index.
Nota di contenuto
Book Cover; Title; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; Sustainability; Images; Ethics; Objectives; Systems; Green houses; Cohesion; Appendix: A partial checklist for sustainable architecture; Bibliography; Index
Understanding Sustainable Architecture is a review of the assumptions, beliefs, goals and bodies of knowledge that underlie the endeavour to design (more) sustainable buildings and other built developments. Much of the available advice and rhetoric about sustainable architecture begins from positions where important ethical, cultural and conceptual issues are simply assumed. If sustainable architecture is to be a truly meaningful pursuit then it must be grounded in a coherent theoretical framework. This book sets out to provide that framework. Through a series of self-reflective