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Record Nr.

UNINA9910539330703321

Autore

Williamson T. J (Terry J.)

Titolo

Understanding sustainable architecture / / Terry Williamson, Antony Radford, and Helen Bennetts

Pubbl/distr/stampa

New York : , : Spon Press, , 2002

ISBN

1-134-45559-3

1-134-45560-7

0-203-29426-2

1-280-05673-8

0-203-21729-2

Descrizione fisica

1 online resource (173 p.)

Altri autori (Persone)

RadfordAntony

BennettsHelen <1955->

Disciplina

720.47

720/.47

Soggetti

Sustainable architecture

Architecture

Electronic books.

Lingua di pubblicazione

Inglese

Formato

Materiale a stampa

Livello bibliografico

Monografia

Note generali

Description based upon print version of record.

Nota di bibliografia

Includes bibliographical references (p. [145]-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

Sommario/riassunto

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