viernes, 27 de agosto de 2010

book | Rough guide to sustainability : a design primer

Rough guide to sustainability : a design primer / by Brian Edwards.
London : RIBA, 2010.
3rd ed.
XVI, 294 p.
ISBN 9781859463321*

Arquitectura - Aspecto del medio ambiente.
Desarrollo sostenible.
Biblioteca A-72:504 ROU

This is a comprehensively updated, restructured and expanded new edition of this non-nonsense student and practice primer equips the contemporary architect to deal with the profession's most important challenge: designing buildings for sustainability.

Written by Brian Edwards, Professor of Sustainable Architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, this book sets out the environmental, professional and governmental context underlying sustainable principles, as well as outlining the science, measures and design solutions that designers need to adopt to meet twenty-first century definitions of responsible architecture. The third edition includes updated design advice on building types, a useful history of green architecture education and new material prepared in anticipation of fresh international agreements at the Copenhagen Conference on Global Warming in 2009.

Stunningly redesigned and extensively illustrated throughout, this guide will appeal to design and built environment students and professionals, and anyone keen to cut through to the facts about sustainability.

“Rough Guide to Sustainability” is published in association with Earthscan.

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