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Environmental Design of Urban Buildings

Environmental Design of Urban Buildings Book
Author : Mat Santamouris
Publisher : Earthscan
Release : 2013
ISBN : 1849771162
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The importance of an integrated approach in urban design is becoming increasingly apparent. This book explains how to overcome related challenges in environmental design of urban buildings and offers guidance on the use of new materials and techniques and the integration of new philosophies. Supported by the EC's SAVE 13 programme, Environmental Design of Urban Buildings includes contributions from experts at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, the Hellenic Open University, Greece, Cambridge Architectural Research, UK and REHVA/University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.A free CD-ROM containing multi-media software tools and climatic data accompanies the book.CONTENTSEnvironmental Urban Design * Architectural Design, Passive Environmental and Building Engineering Systems * Environmental Issues of Building Design * Sustainable Design, Construction and Operation * Intelligent Controls and Advanced Building Management Systems * Urban Building Climatology * Heat and Mass Transfer Phenomena in Urban Buildings * Applied Lighting Technologies for Urban Buildings * Case Studies * Guidelines to Integrate Energy Conservation * Indoor Air Quality * Applied Energy and Resources Management in the Urban Environment * Economic Methodologies * Integrated Building Design * Bibliography, IndexPublished with SAVE

Urban Sustainability Through Environmental Design

Urban Sustainability Through Environmental Design Book
Author : Kevin Thwaites,Sergio Porta,Ombretta Romice,Mark Greaves
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2007-12-06
ISBN : 1134157673
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What can architects, landscape architects and urban designers do to make urban open spaces, streets and squares, more responsive, lively and safe? Urban Sustainability through Environmental Design answers this question by providing the analytical tools and practical methodologies that can be employed for sustainable solutions to the design and management of urban environments. The book calls into question the capability of ‘quick-fix’ development solutions to provide the establishment of fixed communities and suggests a more time-conscious and evolutionary approach. This is the first significant book to draw together a pan-European view on sustainable urban design with a specific focus on social sustainability. It presents an innovative approach that focuses on the tools of urban analysis rather than the interventions themselves. With its practical approach and wide-ranging discussion, this book will appeal to all those involved in producing communities and spaces for sustainable living, from students to academics through to decision makers and professional leaders.

The Environments of Architecture

The Environments of Architecture Book
Author : Randall Thomas,Trevor Garnham
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2007
ISBN : 0415360889
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This well-illustrated 'think piece' provides a much needed and topical philosophical introduction to the place of environmental design in architecture. The Environments of Architecture sets out a range of considerations necessary to produce appropriate internal environments in the context of a wider discussion on the effect of building decisions on the broader environment. The authors, from architecture and engineering, academia and practice, provide a rounded and well-balanced introduction to this important topic. Starting from a belief that the built environment can contribute more positively to the planet and the pleasure of places as well as answering the practical demands of comfort, they cover site planning, form, materials, construction and operation as well as looking at design on a city level. Presenting a thoughtful and stimulating approach to the built environment, this book forms an excellent guide for practitioners, students and academics concerned with our built environment.

Designing Better Buildings

Designing Better Buildings Book
Author : Sebastian Macmillan
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2004
ISBN : 0415315255
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Design is widely recognised as the key to improving the quality of the built environment. This well-illustrated book comprises 15 chapters written by leading practitioners, clients, academics and other experts, and presents the latest thinking on what design quality is and how to achieve it. For design practitioners and their clients alike, the book provides evidence to justify greater focus on, and investment in, design. It summarises the benefits that arise from good design - such as, civic pride in the urban environment, the stimulation of urban regeneration, corporate identity, occupant productivity and health in offices, improved learning outcomes in schools, better patient recovery rates in hospitals, as well as reduced environmental impact. And it illustrates these benefits through case study examples. Eight chapters focus on case studies of exemplary buildings in particular sectors - offices, schools, housing, and hospitals - and explain why and how they came to be designed, and the design qualities they exhibit.

Sustainable Design for the Built Environment

Sustainable Design for the Built Environment Book
Author : Rob Fleming,Saglinda H Roberts
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2019-01-18
ISBN : 1351659162
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sustainable Design for the Built Environment marks the transition of sustainable design from a specialty service to the mainstream approach for creating a healthy and resilient built environment. This groundbreaking and transformative approach introduces sustainable design in a clear, concise, easy-to-read format. This book takes the reader deep into the foundations of sustainable design, and creates a holistic and integrative approach addressing the social, cultural, ecological, and aesthetic aspects in addition to the typical performance-driven goals. The first section of the book is themed around the origins, principles, and frameworks of sustainable design aimed at inspiring a deeper, broader, and more inclusive view of sustainability. The second section examines strategies such as biophilia and biomimicry, adaptation and resilience, health and well-being. The third section examines the application of sustainability principles from the global, urban, district, building, and human scale, illustrating how a systems thinking approach allows sustainable design to span the context of time, space, and varied perspectives. This textbook is intended to inspire a new vision for the future that unites human activity with natural processes to form a regenerative, coevolutionary model for sustainable design. By allowing the reader an insightful look into the history, motivations, and values of sustainable design, they begin to see sustainable design, not only as a way to deliver green buildings, but as a comprehensive and transformative meta-framework that is so needed in every sector of society. Supported by extensive online resources including videos and PowerPoints for each chapter, this book will be essential reading for students of sustainability and sustainable design.

Places of the Soul

Places of the Soul Book
Author : Christopher Day
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2007-07-11
ISBN : 1136373713
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Revised to incorporate the changes in opinions and attitudes since its first publication, the second edition of 'Places of the Soul' has brought Christopher Day's classic text into the 21st century. This new edition of the seminal text reminds us that true sustainable design does not simply mean energy efficient building. Sustainable buildings must provide for the 'soul'. For Christopher Day architecture is not just about a building's appearance, but how the building is experienced. 'Places of the Soul' presents buildings as environment, intrinsic to their surroundings, and offers design principles that will open the eyes of the architecture student and professional alike, presenting ideas quite different to the orthodoxy of modern architectural education. Christopher Day's experience as an architect, self-builder, professor and sculptor have all added to the development of his ideas that encompass issues of economic and social sustainability, commercial pressures and consensus design. This book presents these ideas and outlines universal principles that will be of interest and value to architects, builders, planners and developers alike.

Bioclimatic Approaches in Urban and Building Design

Bioclimatic Approaches in Urban and Building Design Book
Author : Giacomo Chiesa
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2021-01-04
ISBN : 3030593282
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book explores the bioclimatic approach to building design. Constant innovations in the field are evident, including the need to face climate changes and increase the local resilience at different scales (regional, urban, architectural). Differently from other contributions, this book provides a definition of the bioclimatic design approach following a technological and performance-driven vision. It includes one of the largest collection of research voices on the topic, becoming also a critical reference work for bioclimatic theory. It is intended for architects, engineers, researchers, and technicians who have professional and research interests in bioclimatic and in sustainable and technological design issues.

Sustainable Built Environment Volume II

Sustainable Built Environment   Volume II Book
Author : Fariborz Haghighat,Jong-Jin Kim
Publisher : EOLSS Publications
Release : 2009-11-10
ISBN : 184826061X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sustainable Built Environment is a component of Encyclopedia of Technology, Information, and Systems Management Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. Environmental conservation and technological innovation are two principal forces that drive the building industry toward the future. Technological innovation offers many opportunities to make buildings more dynamic and comfortable, and occupants more comfortable and productive. The necessity of environmental conservation, on the other hand, compels all types of developments and human activities to be environmentally responsive. The content of the Theme on Sustainable Built Environment is organized with state-of-the-art presentations covering several topics: Urban Design ; Emerging Issues in Building Design; Environment, Energy and Health in Housing Design; Culture, Management Strategies, and Policy Issues in the Sustainable Built Environment; Using Technology to Improve the Quality of City Life; Urban and Regional Transportation, which are then expanded into multiple subtopics, each as a chapter. These two volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.

Sustainability in Architecture and Urban Design

Sustainability in Architecture and Urban Design Book
Author : Carl Bovill
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-11-20
ISBN : 1317932269
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sustainability in Architecture and Urban Design will help you understand the nature of the sustainability problem and show you how to implement your design for a sustainable future. Organized in six parts, the problem, the environment, the residential scale, the commercial scale, the urban scale, and energy sources, the book presents essential information in context, so that you get the full picture. Hundreds of drawings, sketches, charts, and diagrams illustrate points author Carl Bovill makes in his clear and direct style, which communicates the basics in a concise way. You'll learn: -About environmental economics -How sustainable architectural design relates to ecology -How fractal geometry can lead to a new understanding of the structure of the world around us -How to design energy efficient houses and commercial buildings -How to design and live in our cities to lower energy use per person -About LEED points at all scales A glossary and reading lists encourage you to explore the topics further.

Environmental Diversity in Architecture

Environmental Diversity in Architecture Book
Author : Koen Steemers,Mary Ann Steane
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2004
ISBN : 9780415314787
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book takes the position that the dynamic of the architectural environment is a key aspect of good design, yet one which is not well anticipated or understood. Environmental variety is a design characteristic closely related to our experience of architecture - an architecture of the senses. Each chapter demonstrates how an understanding of a particular context or environmental characteristic in dynamic terms informs design. The book is an antidote to the misconceptions of 'optimum' environmental performance or fixed criteria, instead embracing the richness of environmental variety.

Sustainable Urbanism

Sustainable Urbanism Book
Author : Douglas Farr
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2012-01-09
ISBN : 1118174518
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Written by the chair of the LEED-Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) initiative, Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design with Nature is both an urgent call to action and a comprehensive introduction to "sustainable urbanism"--the emerging and growing design reform movement that combines the creation and enhancement of walkable and diverse places with the need to build high-performance infrastructure and buildings. Providing a historic perspective on the standards and regulations that got us to where we are today in terms of urban lifestyle and attempts at reform, Douglas Farr makes a powerful case for sustainable urbanism, showing where we went wrong, and where we need to go. He then explains how to implement sustainable urbanism through leadership and communication in cities, communities, and neighborhoods. Essays written by Farr and others delve into such issues as: Increasing sustainability through density. Integrating transportation and land use. Creating sustainable neighborhoods, including housing, car-free areas, locally-owned stores, walkable neighborhoods, and universal accessibility. The health and environmental benefits of linking humans to nature, including walk-to open spaces, neighborhood stormwater systems and waste treatment, and food production. High performance buildings and district energy systems. Enriching the argument are in-depth case studies in sustainable urbanism, from BedZED in London, England and Newington in Sydney, Australia, to New Railroad Square in Santa Rosa, California and Dongtan, Shanghai, China. An epilogue looks to the future of sustainable urbanism over the next 200 years. At once solidly researched and passionately argued, Sustainable Urbanism is the ideal guidebook for urban designers, planners, and architects who are eager to make a positive impact on our--and our descendants'--buildings, cities, and lives.

An Urban Approach To Climate Sensitive Design

An Urban Approach To Climate Sensitive Design Book
Author : Rohinton Emmanuel
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2012-08-06
ISBN : 1134314892
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The need to respond to the rapidly changing city climate is particularly urgent in the tropics where the urban transition is currently at its peak. While the need is clearly felt by the tropical urban dwellers, texts that provide an overview of the problem and indicate possible design solutions are rare. This comprehensive reference will be welcomed by student and practising architects as well as other built envronment professionals engaged with the environmental effects of building in worldwide warm and humid climates.

Current Debates in Sustainable Architecture Urban Design Environmental Studies

Current Debates in Sustainable Architecture  Urban Design   Environmental Studies Book
Author : Aslı Doğan,Günay Gönüllü
Publisher : IJOPEC
Release : 2021-04-21
ISBN : 1912503336
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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As the outcome of the seventh international congress, the papers in this volume cover a wide range of topics related to the main theme of the conference, titled “Current Debates in Social Sciences”, and basically focuses Sustainability in Architecture, Urban Design and Environmental Studies. In this context, the articles in the book draw attention to the different aspects and scales about design and planning processes including architecture, urban design and environment studies. We believe that these studies would contribute to the development of debates in social sciences and encourage interdisciplinary approaches.

Urban Design Green Dimensions

Urban Design  Green Dimensions Book
Author : Peter Shirley,J. C. Moughtin
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2006-08-11
ISBN : 1136350543
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In Green Dimensions, Cliff Moughtin relates sustainable development and green design to the realm of urban design and development. Examining regional and local frameworks for design and planning, this book shows how sustainable urban design can be implemented on every scale. Working from a strong theoretical base, the author uses case studies and discusses policy developments, in order to challenge the conventional wisdom on sustainable design. The book provides a rounded discussion of the application and suitability of current practice, and predicts future design needs. Updating the reader on topics such as energy efficiency, sustainable city forms and the culture of new urbanism, this completely revised and restructured second edition also includes brand new chapters on the Urban Park and Bio-diversity.

Advanced Building Materials and Sustainable Architecture

Advanced Building Materials and Sustainable Architecture Book
Author : Yong Bo Shao,Shu Guang Hao,Yu Ping Luo,Ji Bo Xing,Zhi Yong Liu
Publisher : Trans Tech Publications Ltd
Release : 2012-05-14
ISBN : 3038138371
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The present volumes comprise papers which will provide comprehensive information on the topics of Traditional Building Materials; Advanced Building Materials; Architectural Design, Architectural Art and its Theory; Building Technology and Science; Urban Planning and Design; Landscape Planning and Design; Construction Project Management; Architectural Environment and Equipment Engineering; Ecological Architecture; Engineering Management and Engineering Education; Monitoring and Control of Quality Engineering; Sustainable City and Regional Development. The work’s up-to-date and state-of-the art coverage of the worldwide state of these fields make it an invaluable resource.

Design for Health

Design for Health Book
Author : Terri Peters
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2017-05-01
ISBN : 1119162130
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Design for Health: Sustainable Approaches to Therapeutic Architecture Guest-Edited by Terri Peters This issue of AD seeks out innovative and varied sustainable architectural responses to designing for health, such as: integrating sensory gardens and landscapes into the care environment; specifying local materials and passive technologies; and reinvigorating aging postwar facilities. Contributors include: Anne-Marie Adams, Sean Ahlquist, Giuseppe Boscherini, Robin Guenther, Charles Jencks, Richard Mazuch, Stephen Verderber, Featured architects: 100% Interior, Arup, C.F. Møller, Lyons, MASS Design Group, Mongomery Sisam Architects, Penoyre & Prasad

101 Rules of Thumb for Sustainable Buildings and Cities

101 Rules of Thumb for Sustainable Buildings and Cities Book
Author : Huw Heywood
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2019-07-25
ISBN : 1000708055
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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People across the world are becoming more aware of the need for the buildings and cities they live and work in to be sustainable, but the issue of how to be sustainable can seem a confusing and complex one. These rules of thumb provide universal guidelines for the sustainable design of both buildings and the urban realm. It’s a global primer and textbook for anyone interested in understanding sustainability in the built environment, an ideal starting point for students as well as an aide memoir for more experienced readers and practitioners interested in this field.

Sustainable Architecture

Sustainable Architecture Book
Author : Brian Edwards
Publisher : Architectual Press
Release : 1999
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Brian Edwards and a team of expert contributors set out the important sustainable principles in the practice of architecture. The second edition outlines the full impact of environmental laws for architects, especially those which derive from Europe. This second edition has six new chapters, including Photovoltaics and new sections on 'Water conservation' and 'Sustainable construction'. It has been updated in line with the changes in European environmental law; there are also many more built examples which are fully illustrated. A wider range of case studies, targeted to the chapter themes, is also included. Brian Edwards is Professor of Architecture at the University of Huddersfield. He is also a member of the RIBA's Environment and Energy Committee and Advisor to Kirklees Council on Agenda 21. An expert team of contributors provide an authoritative guide to sustainable design and the law Comprehensive range of case studies illustrate all aspects of the architect's responsibilities

The Future of the City

The Future of the City Book
Author : Kheir Al-Kodmany,Mir M. Ali
Publisher : WIT Press
Release : 2013-01-01
ISBN : 1845644107
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Drawing on the experience of several cities from different parts of the world, this text provides a global perspective on the urbanization phenomenon and tall building development, and examines their underlying logic, design drivers, contextual relationships and pitfalls.

The Vertical City

The Vertical City Book
Author : K. Al-Kodmany
Publisher : WIT Press
Release : 2018-06-25
ISBN : 1784662577
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Each century has its own unique approach toward addressing the problem of high density and the 21st century is no exception. As cities try to cope with rapid population growth - adding 2.5 billion dwellers by 2050 - and grapple with destructive sprawl, politicians, planners and architects have become increasingly interested in the vertical city paradigm. Unfortunately, cities all over the world are grossly unprepared for integrating tall buildings, as these buildings may aggravate multidimensional sustainability challenges resulting in a “vertical sprawl” that could have worse consequences than “horizontal” sprawl. By using extensive data and numerous illustrations this book provides a comprehensive guide to the successful and sustainable integration of tall buildings into cities. A new crop of skyscrapers that employ passive design strategies, green technologies, energy-saving systems and innovative renewable energy offers significant architectural improvements. At the urban scale, the book argues that planners must integrate tall buildings with efficient mass transit, walkable neighbourhoods, cycling networks, vibrant mixed-use activities, iconic transit stations, attractive plazas, well-landscaped streets, spacious parks and engaging public art. Particularly, it proposes the Tall Building and Transit Oriented Development (TB-TOD) model as one of the sustainable options for large cities going forward. Building on the work of leaders in the fields of ecological and sustainable design, this book will open readers’ eyes to a wider range of possibilities for utilizing green, resilient, smart, and sustainable features in architecture and urban planning projects. The 20 chapters offer comprehensive reading for all those interested in the planning, design, and construction of sustainable cities.