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Environmentally-friendly architecture & design books

See below for a selection of the latest books from Environmentally-friendly architecture & design category. Presented with a red border are the Environmentally-friendly architecture & design books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading.

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Recently Published

Provisional Cities Cautionary Tales for the Anthropocene by Renata Tyszczuk Provisional Cities Cautionary Tales for the Anthropocene

This book considers the provisional nature of cities in relation to the Anthropocene - the proposed geological epoch of human-induced changes to the Earth system. It charts an environmental history of curfews, admonitions and alarms about dwelling on Earth. `Provisional...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/11/2017

Sustainable Architecture by The Plan Sustainable Architecture

This book includes project which take into account the relationship between contemporary architecture and the environment including the social and economic impact of architecture.
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/11/2017

New Orleans Garden City Extraordinaire by Geoffrey H. Baker New Orleans Garden City Extraordinaire

An illustrated guide that endeavours to highlight how New Orleans, despite its precarious location, has become one of the great metropolises of the world. The challenges posed and opportunities presented by the city's location are examined along with the resilience...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/10/2017

Small House Living Australia by Catherine Foster Small House Living Australia


Format: Paperback - Released: 30/10/2017

Building on Tradition Contemporary Qatari Architecture by Ruth Slavid Building on Tradition Contemporary Qatari Architecture

The architectural vision behind the new urban centre of Doha's capital - a celebration of tradition and contemporary design
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/10/2017

Computing the Environment by Terri Peters, Brady Peters Computing the Environment
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Computing the Environment presents practical workflows and guidance for designers to get feedback on their design using digital design tools on environmental performance.
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/10/2017

China's Urban Revolution Understanding Chinese Eco-Cities by Austin (Honorary Research Fellow in Architecture, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China) Williams China's Urban Revolution Understanding Chinese Eco-Cities
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By 2025, China will have built fifteen new `supercities' each with 25 million inhabitants. It will have created 250 `Eco-cities' as well: clean, green, car-free, people-friendly, high-tech urban centres. From the edge of an impending eco-catastrophe, we are arguably witnessing...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/10/2017

China's Urban Revolution Understanding Chinese Eco-Cities by Austin (Honorary Research Fellow in Architecture, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China) Williams China's Urban Revolution Understanding Chinese Eco-Cities
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By 2025, China will have built fifteen new `supercities' each with 25 million inhabitants. It will have created 250 `Eco-cities' as well: clean, green, car-free, people-friendly, high-tech urban centres. From the edge of an impending eco-catastrophe, we are arguably witnessing...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/10/2017

Coming Soon

Building Green Environmental Architects and the Struggle for Sustainability in Mumbai by Anne Rademacher Building Green Environmental Architects and the Struggle for Sustainability in Mumbai

At publication date, a free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Press's Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. Building Green explores the experience of environmental architects in Mumbai, one of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/11/2017

A Handbook of Sustainable Building Design and Engineering An Integrated Approach to Energy, Health and Operational Performance by Dejan Mumovic A Handbook of Sustainable Building Design and Engineering An Integrated Approach to Energy, Health and Operational Performance

The second edition of this authoritative textbook equips students with the tools they will need to tackle the challenges of sustainable building design and engineering. The book looks at how to design, engineer and monitor energy efficient buildings, how to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/2018

Design, Ecology, Politics Towards the Ecocene by Joanna (Director EcoLabs, UK and Visiting Research Fellow, CIRES at University of Colorado, EcoLabs, USA) Boehnert Design, Ecology, Politics Towards the Ecocene
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Design, Ecology, Politics links social and ecological theory to design theory and practice, critiquing the ways in which the design industry perpetuates unsustainable development. Boehnert argues that when design does engage with issues of sustainability, this engagement remains shallow, due...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/01/2018

Design, Ecology, Politics Towards the Ecocene by Joanna (Director EcoLabs, UK and Visiting Research Fellow, CIRES at University of Colorado, EcoLabs, USA) Boehnert Design, Ecology, Politics Towards the Ecocene
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Design, Ecology, Politics links social and ecological theory to design theory and practice, critiquing the ways in which the design industry perpetuates unsustainable development. Boehnert argues that when design does engage with issues of sustainability, this engagement remains shallow, due...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/01/2018

The Environmental Imagination Technics and Poetics of the Architectural Environment by Dean, PH D (Cardiff University) Hawkes The Environmental Imagination Technics and Poetics of the Architectural Environment
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/01/2018

The Environmental Imagination Technics and Poetics of the Architectural Environment by Dean, PH D (Cardiff University) Hawkes The Environmental Imagination Technics and Poetics of the Architectural Environment
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Format: Hardback - Released: 15/01/2018

Sustainaspeak A Guide to Sustainable Design Terms by Elizabeth Lewis Sustainaspeak A Guide to Sustainable Design Terms

Architecture 2030; BUG; Biophilic Design; BIPV; Circular Economy; LEED; Passive Design; Solar Chimney; Systems Thinking; WELL; Xeriscaping What does it all mean? The complex and evolving language used in the sustainable design community can be very challenging; particularly to those...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/01/2018

Sustainaspeak A Guide to Sustainable Design Terms by Elizabeth Lewis Sustainaspeak A Guide to Sustainable Design Terms


Format: Paperback - Released: 30/01/2018

Other books in this genre

Regenerative and Positive Impact Architecture Learning from Case Studies by Shady Attia Regenerative and Positive Impact Architecture Learning from Case Studies

The book provides a solid grounding in the areas of energy-efficient building and building materials life-cycle assessment, discussing carbon efficiency within a wider context that includes its technical, socio-cultural and environmental dimensions and covers the key areas for green buildings...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/10/2017

The Sustainable Tall Building A Design Primer by Philip (University of Nottingham, UK) Oldfield The Sustainable Tall Building A Design Primer
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What factors can inform and inspire the design of a tall building? What are the design options and implications in terms of architectural organisation of form and core? How can a tall building design respond to the cultural and social...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/10/2017

The Sustainable Tall Building A Design Primer by Philip (University of Nottingham, UK) Oldfield The Sustainable Tall Building A Design Primer
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What factors can inform and inspire the design of a tall building? What are the design options and implications in terms of architectural organisation of form and core? How can a tall building design respond to the cultural and social...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/10/2017

Sustainable Retrofits Post War Residential Towers in Britain by Asterios Agkathidis Sustainable Retrofits Post War Residential Towers in Britain

Presenting the state-of-the-art in sustainable retrofits in post war residential towers, this book captures and re-informs the current intense refurbishing process that is taking place in Britain, which is part of a global phenomenon happening all over the world, as...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/10/2017

Sustainable Retrofits Post War Residential Towers in Britain by Asterios Agkathidis Sustainable Retrofits Post War Residential Towers in Britain

Presenting the state-of-the-art in sustainable retrofits in post war residential towers, this book captures and re-informs the current intense refurbishing process that is taking place in Britain, which is part of a global phenomenon happening all over the world, as...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/10/2017

Building from Tradition Low-tech Strategies and Local Materials in Contemporary Architecture by Elizabeth Golden Building from Tradition Low-tech Strategies and Local Materials in Contemporary Architecture

Building from Tradition examines the recent resurgence of interest in the handmade building and the use of local and renewable materials in contemporary construction. In the past, raw materials were shaped to provide shelter and to accommodate the cultural, social,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/10/2017

Building from Tradition Low-tech Strategies and Local Materials in Contemporary Architecture by Elizabeth Golden Building from Tradition Low-tech Strategies and Local Materials in Contemporary Architecture

Building from Tradition examines the recent resurgence of interest in the handmade building and the use of local and renewable materials in contemporary construction. In the past, raw materials were shaped to provide shelter and to accommodate the cultural, social,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/10/2017

Design for Good A New Era of Architecture for Everyone by John Cary Design for Good A New Era of Architecture for Everyone

That's what we do really: we do miracles, said Anne-Marie Nyiranshimiyimana, who learned masonry in helping to build the Butaro Hospital, a project designed for and with the people of Rwanda using local materials. This, and other projects designed with...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/10/2017

Habitat Vernacular Architecture for a Changing Planet by Sandra Piesik Habitat Vernacular Architecture for a Changing Planet

Gathering together the world's leading experts on vernacular architecture, this once-in-ageneration publication examines how local buildings have stood the test of time and offer vital lessons for the future. The core of the book is arranged by climate zone, from...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Sustainable Construction by Sandy Halliday Sustainable Construction

It has taken a very long time for sustainable development to be recognised as a justified restraint on inappropriate development and a primary driver of improving quality of life for all.For designers, clients and project managers this means we have...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Garden City Supergreen Buildings, Urban Skyscapes and the New Planted Space by Anna Yudina Garden City Supergreen Buildings, Urban Skyscapes and the New Planted Space

A spectacular global survey of some of the world's most inventive buildings--increasingly relevant in the face of climate change--which bring architecture and horticulture into a sustainable whole
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/09/2017

Design for Good A New Era of Architecture for Everyone by John Cary Design for Good A New Era of Architecture for Everyone

Draws on stories from around the world to show the ways that design can elevate and empower.
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/09/2017

It's Not Easy Being Green by Ken Yeang It's Not Easy Being Green

Demonstrating a set of strategies to make Green Architecture feasible and practical, as well as suggesting ways architecture can be designed in favour of a benign living.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2017

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