The Green Braid: Towards an Architecture of Ecology, Economy and Equity by Kim TanzerThe Green Braid: Towards an Architecture of Ecology, Economy and Equity by Kim Tanzer

The Green Braid: Towards an Architecture of Ecology, Economy and Equity

EditorKim Tanzer, Rafael Longoria

Paperback | April 17, 2007

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This volume presents the discipline¿s best thinking on sustainability in written, drawn, and built form, drawing on over fifteen years of peer-reviewed essays and national design awards published by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA).

Providing a primer on sustainability, useful to teachers and students alike, the selected essays address a broad range of issues. Combined with design projects that highlight issues holistically, they promote an understanding of the principles of sustainability and further the integration of sustainable methods into architectural projects.

Using essays that alternately revise and clarify twentieth century architectural thinking,The Green Braidplaces sustainability at the centre of excellent architectural design. No other volume addresses sustainability within the context of architectural history, theory, pedagogy and design, making this book an ideal source for architects in framing their practices, and therefore their architectural production, in a sustainable manner.

Kim Tanzeris Professor of Architecture at the University of Florida and also maintains an architectural practice in Gainsville.Rafael Longoriais Professor of Architecture at the University of Houston and a principal of Longoria/Peters, a Houston-based architecture and urban design firm.
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Title:The Green Braid: Towards an Architecture of Ecology, Economy and EquityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9.69 × 6.85 × 0.9 inPublished:April 17, 2007Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415415004

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Table of Contents

Foreword  Acknowledgments Part1: The Green Braid: Networked Ways of Knowing1. The Green Braid: Networked Ways of Knowing  Kim Tanzer and Rafael Longoria 2. Architecture, Ecology Design and Human EcologyDavid Orr 3. A New Social Contract: Equity and Sustainable DevelopmentThomas Fisher 4. Economic Sustainability in the Post-Industrial LandscapeEllen Dunham-Jones 5. Models, Lists and the Evolution of Sustainable Architecture Steven A. Moore Part 2: Meta-Discourses in Pedagogy and Practice  6. Introduction 7. Cyborg Theories and Situated Knowledges: Some Speculations on a Cultural Approach to TechnologyBarbara Allen 8. We Are No[w here]: A Social Critique of Contemporary TheoryAnthony W. Schuman 9. The Hidden Influence of Historical Scholarship on DesignNorman Crowe 10. Culture and the Recalibration of First Ring SuburbsWilliam F. Conway and Marcy Schulte 11. Portable Construction Training CenterJennifer Siegal and Lawrence Scarpa 12. One Week, Eight Hours Felecia Davis Part 3: Phenomena and Technology  13. Introduction  14. From l¿Air Exact to l¿A¿teur: Ventilation and its Evolution in the Architectural Work of Le CorbusierHarris Sobin 15. Unhealthy Energy Conservation PracticesPhillip G. Mead 16. Good-bye Willis CarrierD. Michelle Addington 17. The Compass HouseThomas Hartman 18. Scupper Houses or the Dogtrot House and the Shotgun House ReconsideredBrian D. Andrews & W. Jude LeBlanc 19. An Affordable, Sustainable HouseWilliam Sherman 20. Phenomenal Surface: Fog HouseLisa Iwamoto and Craig Scott Part 4: Building Practices  21. Introduction  22. Poetic Engineering and Invention: Arthur Troutner, Architect, and the Development of Engineered LumberJonathan Reich 23. Terunobu Fujimori: Working with Japan¿s Small Production FacilitiesDana Buntrock 24. Making Smartwrap: From Parts to PixelsKarl Wallick  25. Quilting with Glass, Cedar and Fir: A Workshop and Studio in Rossland, BC and Navy Demonstration ProjectRobert Barnstone 26. Modernism Redux: a Study in Light, Surface, and VolumeGrace La and James Dallman 27. Solar Sails: An InstallationMahesh Senagala  Part 5: Settlement Patterns  28. Introduction  29. Economy Ecology: A Scenario for Chicago¿s Lake CalumetEllen Grimes 30. Sarajevo: Ecological Reconstruction after the ¿Urbicide¿ Srdja Hrisafovic 31. The Suburban Critique at Mid-Century: A Case StudyAnthony Denzer 32. I-10 The Gulf Coast States/Mall HousingBrian D. Andrews and W. Jude LeBlanc 33. Community Redevelopment for a Small Town in Florida and Drifting UrbanismStephen Luoni 34. The Role of Infrastructure in the Production of Public Spaces for the City of MiamiM¿nica Ponce De Le¿n and Nader Tehrani Part 6: The Shared Realm  35. Introduction  36. Architectural Intervention and the Post-Colonial Era: The Tjibaou Cultural Center in New Caledonia by the Renzo Piano Building WorkshopLisa Findley 37. History, Tradition, and Modernity: Urbanism and Cultural Change in Chanderi, India Jyoti Hosagrahar 38. Global Constructions, Or Why Guadalajara wants a Home Depot while Los Angeles Wants Construction WorkersCarlos Mart¿nbsp;39. A Raptor Enclosure for the Zuni PuebloClaude E. Armstrong & Donna L. Cohen 40. Garden of Time; Landscape of Change: Women Suffrage Memorial St. Paul, MinnesotaRaveevarn Choksombatchai and Ralph Nelson 41. Unmasking Urban TracesJeanine Centouri, with Craig Barton, Mildred Howard, James Rojas, Dean Sakamoto

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'With a broad definition of sustainability in mind, the book delves into how architectural designs can be situated at the crossroads of ecology, economy and equity ... The book is rich with examples and case studies that are informative and intriguing.' ¿ Cities