Eco-Urban Design by John A. FlanneryEco-Urban Design by John A. Flannery

Eco-Urban Design

byJohn A. Flannery

Hardcover | August 18, 2011

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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.

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Title:Eco-Urban DesignFormat:HardcoverDimensions:236 pagesPublished:August 18, 2011Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9400703686

ISBN - 13:9789400703681

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Table of Contents

Introduction.- 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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From the reviews:"Eco-Urban Design is a book that can be used to exemplify proven ecological and sustainable designs for a variety of building types in multiple climates. . a reference book for students, designers, or persons wanting inspiration for ecologically sound and sustainable design ideas for their own personal building projects. The authors have been taken great care to provide building examples that demonstrate a 'valued contribution to the evolution of good design, and positive proof that it need not cost the earth' . ." (Denise Gravitt, Construction Management and Economics, Vol. 30 (07-09), July-September, 2012)