Biophilic And Bioclimatic Architecture

Author: Amjad Almusaed
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781849965347
Size: 17.98 MB
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Biophilic and Bioclimatic Architecture is a guide to innovative architectural design for architects, engineers and other specialists who are working with biophilic and bioclimatic architectural concepts. Biophilic and Bioclimatic Architecture has three parts: • Part I focuses on the relationship between architecture and human needs and the creation process, demonstrating the meaning of architectural value in architectural hypothesis. • Part II opens the way towards a new understanding of biophilic architecture as a response to the negative actions of humans and the negative effects of using natural resources. • Part III shows the benefits of combining the effects of the climate with the notion of human comfort in bioclimatic architecture.

Nature By Design

Author: Stephen R. Kellert
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300214537
Size: 75.84 MB
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A gorgeously illustrated, accessible book that provides a holistic summary of the key elements for good biophilic design

Greening In The Red Zone

Author: Keith G. Tidball
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9048199476
Size: 27.15 MB
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Creation and access to green spaces promotes individual human health, especially in therapeutic contexts among those suffering traumatic events. But what of the role of access to green space and the act of creating and caring for such places in promoting social health and well-being? Greening in the Red Zone asserts that creation and access to green spaces confers resilience and recovery in systems disrupted by violent conflict or disaster. This edited volume provides evidence for this assertion through cases and examples. The contributors to this volume use a variety of research and policy frameworks to explore how creation and access to green spaces in extreme situations might contribute to resistance, recovery, and resilience of social-ecological systems.

Green Technology Applications For Enterprise And Academic Innovation

Author: Ariwa, Ezendu
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466651679
Size: 23.58 MB
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In the age of corporate responsibility, green technology and sustainability continue to grip the consciousness of business and academic institutions. However, development of appropriate business-driven green applications requires an awareness of best practices of the green agenda. Green Technology Applications for Enterprise and Academic Innovation addresses the importance of green technology and sustainability for technology, enterprise, and academic innovation in energy management, renewable energy, and carbon reduction strategies. This book acts as the bridge for practitioners, academia, businesses, industrialists, governmental executives, and students seeking research in this emerging area.

British Spy Fiction And The End Of Empire

Author: Sam Goodman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131767894X
Size: 69.75 MB
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The position of spy fiction is largely synonymous in popular culture with ideas of patriotism and national security, with the spy himself indicative of the defence of British interests and the preservation of British power around the globe. This book reveals a more complicated side to these assumptions than typically perceived, arguing that the representation of space and power within spy fiction is more complex than commonly assumed. Instead of the British spy tirelessly maintaining the integrity of Empire, this volume illustrates how spy fiction contains disunities and disjunctions in its representation of space, and the relationship between the individual and the state in an era of declining British power. Focusing primarily on the work of Graham Greene, Ian Fleming, Len Deighton, and John le Carre, the volume brings a fresh methodological approach to the study of spy fiction and Cold War culture. It presents close textual analysis within a framework of spatial and sovereign theory as a means of examining the cultural impact of decolonization and the shifting geopolitics of the Cold War. Adopting a thematic approach to the analysis of space in spy fiction, the text explores the reciprocal process by which contextual history intersects with literature throughout the period in question, arguing that spy fiction is responsible for reflecting, strengthening and, in some cases, precipitating cultural anxieties over decolonization and the end of Empire. This study promises to be a welcome addition to the developing field of spy fiction criticism and popular culture studies. Both engaging and original in its approach, it will be important reading for students and academics engaged in the study of Cold War culture, popular literature, and the changing state of British identity over the course of the latter twentieth century.


Author: Filippo Angelucci
Publisher: Gangemi Editore spa
ISBN: 8849290195
Size: 77.12 MB
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Collana STUDI E RICERCHE DI ARCHITETTURA del Dipartimento di Architettura Università degli Studi G. d’Annunzio, Chieti-Pescara, diretta da Paolo Fusero Questo libro raccoglie i risultati scientifici di un importante Protocollo di intesa firmato dal Dipartimento di Architettura dell’Università G. d’Annunzio e il Comune di Pescara inerente gli studi e le ricerche sulle aree di trasformazione strategica della città. Il primo volume contiene la “Vision”, ossia l’idea di città del futuro rappresentata attraverso l’individuazione di obiettivi strategici da perseguire nel medio-lungo termine. Sempre nel primo volume sono sintetizzati i progetti elaborati nel corso della Summer School 2015 su dieci aree strategiche della città, le grandi occasioni urbane su cui Pescara gioca le sue carte di competitività territoriale per gli anni a venire. Nel secondo volume sono raccolti una ventina di Dossier di ricerca applicata al caso di studio pescarese inerenti tematiche scientifiche multidisciplinari. Una lettura d’insieme del lavoro fa emergere un quadro interessante sullo stato di avanzamento disciplinare intorno al tema della Rigenerazione Urbana, intesa non solo come interventi edilizi a consumo di suolo zero, ma anche come insieme sistematico di azioni con valenze economiche, ma anche sociali, culturali, etiche, capaci addirittura di incidere sui comportamenti dei cittadini stimolandone nuove sensibilità. This book illustrates the scientific results of the studies and researches on strategic transformation areas in the city of Pescara. The studies were performed as part of the important Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Department of Architecture of the Università G. d’Annunzio and the Pescara Municipality. The first volume focuses on the ‘Vision’, i.e., the city of the future concept involving the establishment of strategic medium-to-long term objectives. The first volume also provides concise information about the projects for the ten strategic urban areas drafted during the Summer School 2015; these are the ten most important urban opportunities Pescara believes will make the city territorially competitive in the years to come. The second book illustrates the roughly twenty research Dossiers focusing on the multidisciplinary scientific topics applied to the Pescara case studies. A comprehensive interpretation of the studies and researches paints an interesting picture of disciplinary progress on the topic of Urban Revitalisation, considered not only as zero land consumption construction, but also as an orderly ensemble of economic, social, cultural and ethical actions capable of influencing the behaviour of the city’s inhabitants and stimulating new sensibilities. CONTRIBUTI docenti Ud’A Filippo Angelucci, Massimo Angrilli, Ottavia Aristone, Elianora Baldassarri, Antono Basti, Samuele Biondi, Stefania Camplone, Sebastiano Carbonara, Stefano D’Avino, Gianfranco De Matteis, Giuseppe Di Bucchianico, Massimo Di Nicolantonio, Michele Di Sivo, Matteo di Venosa, Susanna Ferrini, M. Cristina Forlani, Cynthia Ghelli, Adriano Ghisetti Giavarina, Raffaele Giannantonio, Daniela Ladiana, Michele Lepore, Antonio Marano, Caterina Palestini, Rosario Pavia, Lorenzo Pignatti, Domenico Potenza, Donatella Radogna, Piero Rovigatti, Vincenzo Sepe, Lucia Serafini, Enrico Spacone, Alberto Ulisse, Paolo Urbani, Ivo Vanzi, Claudio Varagnoli, Clara Verazzo

Biophilic Design

Author: Stephen R. Kellert
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118174240
Size: 65.81 MB
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"When nature inspires our architecture-not just how it looks but how buildings and communities actually function-we will have made great strides as a society. Biophilic Design provides us with tremendous insight into the 'why,' then builds us a road map for what is sure to be the next great design journey of our times." -Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO and Founding Chairman, U.S. Green Building Council "Having seen firsthand in my company the power of biomimicry to stimulate a wellspring of profitable innovation, I can say unequivocably that biophilic design is the real deal. Kellert, Heerwagen, and Mador have compiled the wisdom of world-renowned experts to produce this exquisite book; it is must reading for scientists, philosophers, engineers, architects and designers, and-most especially-businesspeople. Anyone looking for the key to a new type of prosperity that respects the earth should start here." -Ray C. Anderson, founder and Chair, Interface, Inc. The groundbreaking guide to the emerging practice of biophilic design This book offers a paradigm shift in how we design and build our buildings and our communities, one that recognizes that the positive experience of natural systems and processes in our buildings and constructed landscapes is critical to human health, performance, and well-being. Biophilic design is about humanity's place in nature and the natural world's place in human society, where mutuality, respect, and enriching relationships can and should exist at all levels and should emerge as the norm rather than the exception. Written for architects, landscape architects, planners,developers, environmental designers, as well as building owners, Biophilic Design: The Theory, Science, and Practice of Bringing Buildings to Life is a guide to the theory, science, and practice of biophilic design. Twenty-three original and timely essays by world-renowned scientists, designers, and practitioners, including Edward O. Wilson, Howard Frumkin, David Orr, Grant Hildebrand, Stephen Kieran, Tim Beatley, Jonathan Rose, Janine Benyus, Roger Ulrich, Bert Gregory, Robert Berkebile, William Browning, and Vivian Loftness, among others, address: * The basic concepts of biophilia, its expression in the built environment, and how biophilic design connects to human biology, evolution, and development. * The science and benefits of biophilic design on human health, childhood development, healthcare, and more. * The practice of biophilic design-how to implement biophilic design strategies to create buildings that connect people with nature and provide comfortable and productive places for people, in which they can live, work, and study. Biophilic design at any scale-from buildings to cities-begins with a few simple questions: How does the built environment affect the natural environment? How will nature affect human experience and aspiration? Most of all, how can we achieve sustained and reciprocal benefits between the two? This prescient, groundbreaking book provides the answers.

Aesthetics Of Sustainable Architecture

Author: Sang Lee
Publisher: Nai Uitgevers Pub
ISBN: 9789064507526
Size: 60.80 MB
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The purpose of this book is to reveal, explore and further the debate on the aesthetic potentials of sustainable architecture and its practice. This book opens a new area of scholarship and discourse in the design and production of sustainable architecture, one that is based in aesthetics. The chapters in this book have been compiled from architects and scholars working in diverse research and practice areas in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. While they approach the subject matter from different angles, the chapters of the book help clarify the key principles behind environmental concerns and sustainability in architecture. At its very core, Aesthetics of Sustainable Architecture underlines the connection that exists between our approach to the environment and sustainability on one hand, and our approach to certain aesthetic propositions and practices on the other. With contributions by Nezar AlSayyad, Gabriel Arboleda, Vinayak Bharne, Keith Bothwell, John Brennan, David Briggs, Luca Finocciaro, Kenneth Frampton, Marie Antoinette Glaser, Anne Grete Hestnes, Glen Hill, Stefanie Holzheu, Louisa Hutton, Daniel Jauslin, Ralph L. Knowles, Kengo Kuma, Sang Lee, Giancarlo Mangone, Elisanetta Pero, Matthias Sauerbruch, Patrick Teuffel, Harad N. Røstvik, Matthew Skjonsberg and Minna Sunikka-Blank.


Author: Paul F. Downton
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 140208496X
Size: 20.89 MB
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From 2008, for the first time in human history, half of the world’s population now live in cities. Yet despite a wealth of literature on green architecture and planning, there is to date no single book which draws together theory from the full range of disciplines - from architecture, planning and ecology - which we must come to grips with if we are to design future cities which are genuinely sustainable. Paul Downton’s Ecopolis takes a major step along this path. It highlights the urgent need to understand the role of cities as both agents of change and means of survival, at a time when climate change has finally grabbed world attention, and it provides a framework for designing cities that integrates knowledge - both academic and practical - from a range of relevant disciplines. Identifying key theorists, practitioners, places and philosophies, the book provides a solid theoretical context which introduces the concept of urban fractals, and goes on to present a series of design and planning tools for achieving Sustainable Human Ecological Development (SHED). Combining knowledge from diverse fields to present a synthesis of urban ecology, the book will provide a valuable resource for students, researchers and practitioners in architecture, construction, planning, geography and the traditional life sciences.

Proceedings Of 3rd International Sustainable Buildings Symposium Isbs 2017

Author: Seyhan Fırat
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319637096
Size: 77.18 MB
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This book describes the latest advances, innovations, and applications in the field of building design, environmental engineering and sustainability as presented by leading international researchers, engineers, architects and urban planners at the 3rd International Sustainable Buildings Symposium (ISBS), held in Dubai, UAE from 15 to 17 March 2017. It covers highly diverse topics, including smart cities, sustainable building and construction design, sustainable urban planning, infrastructure development, structural resilience under natural hazards, water and waste management, energy efficiency, climate change impacts, life cycle assessment, environmental policies, and strengthening and rehabilitation of structures. The contributions amply demonstrate that sustainable building design is key to protecting and preserving natural resources, economic growth, cultural heritage and public health. The contributions were selected by means of a rigorous peer-review process and highlight many exciting ideas that will spur novel research directions and foster multidisciplinary collaboration among different specialists.