Sustainable architecture in focus: Climate change and environmental pollution, rising energy prices and dwindling resources pose major challenges for the world of construction today. If sustainability is to become a global reality, it must also be designed and expressed with trend-setting aesthetics: the Swiss architecture publisher, Braun, shows here with a number of examples how this can be implemented in convincing ways.
The book provides an informative overview of current, very different concepts, approaches and techniques. Sustainable construction also means that ecological parameters involve not only all aspects of the construction itself, but also the construction process and the afterlife in the sense of deconstruction and reconstruction, all of which must be considered by the planner already in the design process. It is becoming increasingly important not to focus on short-term goals, but above all on long-term ones.
Examples of buildings included in the book:
Olympic House in Lausanne, Switzerland (Itten + Brechbühl SA)
Naturvillan in Brålanda, Sweden (Atri)
Arkadia in Alexandria, Australia (DKO/Breathe/Oculus)
Integrated Comprehensive School in Rinteln, Germany (Bez + Kock Architekten)
Hanging House in Sao Paulo, Brazil (Barros Assuane Arquitetura)
Raas Chhatrasagar in Nimaj, India (Studio Lotus)
Dimensions: 22.5 x 29.5 cm