Urbano Gutiérrez, Rosa.

Elements of Sustainable Architecture [electronic resource]. - Milton : Routledge, 2019. - 1 online resource (227 p.)

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Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Territorial and urban elements; Introduction to territorial and urban elements; Designing with climate and terrain; Positioning in the territory: climate and topography; City limits; Landscape: protection, design; Designing with constructed elements; Building height; Typologies and buildable depths; Use distribution; Designing with voids; Urban green spaces; Urban green spaces design; Street design; Designing with the human factor; Population: density and heterogeneity; Transport; Noise; Designing with networks Water supplyEnergy supply; Designing through urban management; Urban planning agents; New urban development; Renovation of an urban area; Natural elements; Introduction to natural elements; Designing with earth; Earth sheltering; Earth architecture; Ground and water source heat pumps; Designing with living elements; Energy-efficient landscape design; Green roofs; Green walls; Photobioreactors and aquaponics; Designing with air; Passive ventilation design; Air quality; Wind turbines; Designing with sunlight; Daylighting design; Passive solar heating; Solar control: daylighting technologies Building integrated photovoltaicsDesigning with water; Trombe water walls and roof ponds; Rainwater harvesting; Fog harvesting; Water reusing/recycling; Passive and active evaporative cooling; Material elements; Introduction to material elements; Designing with natural fibres; Wood; Bamboo; Hemp; Designing with products derived from wood; Cork; Paper; Designing with metals; Steel; Aluminium; Designing with stone materials; Stone; Concrete; Ceramics; Designing with translucent materials; Glass; ETFE; Designing with textile materials; Textile fabrics; Smart textiles; Case studies Case Study 01 City Council House 2Case Study 02 METI Handmade School; Case Study 03 Tara House; Case Study 04 Umwelt Arena; Case Study 05 Nest We Grow; Case Study 06 Malmö Ecocity; Case Study 07 Recovery and transformation of Valdemingómez's landfill into Valdemingómez's Forest Park and Waste Management Centre; Appendix; Further readings and resources by section; Figure credits; Index

For sustainable architecture to become a reality, the way we design buildings needs to change. Many architects are concerned that sustainable technologies may interfere with a building's aesthetic appearance, and so these are often added on' once the design process is complete. Elements of Sustainable Architecture solves this dilemma by helping students to develop the design skills they need to create sustainable buildings - ensuring that ecological considerations are applied throughout the design process. Restoring the primacy of aesthetics and creativity to sustainable design, the book focuses on strategies that have the greatest impact on building design. It also shows the influence ofsustainability considerations on choices about aspects such as composition, form, space, tectonics, materials, colour, textures, proportion and position. Specifically designed to offer a new way of understanding architecture, the book: introduces students to the basic principles and methods of sustainable design; features current examples and inspiring case studies to support learning step by step; presents information in a visually appealing, intuitive, easy-to-understand way; includes over 500 high-quality colour diagrams, drawings, sketches and photographs. A clear, visual introduction to creating aesthetically beautiful and sustainable buildings, this is essential reading for students in sustainable architecture courses.

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Sustainable architecture--Designs and plans.
ARCHITECTURE / Design & Drafting
ARCHITECTURE / Study & Teaching


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