Sustainable Architecture and Urbanism: Concepts, Technologies, Examples

Springer Science & Business Media, 1 jul. 2002 - 255 páginas
Since the mid-1980s, and in particular the 1992 environmental summit in Rio de Janeiro, sustainability has become a global issue and the subject of international debate. In the context of architecture sustainability implies the use of intelligent technology, innovative construction methods, ecologically friendly materials and use of environmentally-friendly energy resources. This book begins with an overview of the various approaches and developments in sustainable architecture, followed by an in-depth section on urbanism looking at several European towns. In the third section the technologies, materials and methods of ecological architecture are examined. Concluding the volume are 23 sophisticated and innovative European case studies. The author and architect Dominique Gauzin-Müller has specialised on energy and environmental issues and ecological architecture for over 15 years.

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Renewable energy
The political and economic context
Green spaces
the DCBA method
Experimental programmes
Sustainability in European cities
Pollution and noise abatement
Thermal regulations
Controlling the water cycle
Optimising construction
Towards sustainability as a way of life 120
House in the Perche France 1998
House in Stuttgart Germany 1997
Spa pool in Bad Elster

Controlling waste
Stuttgart Germany
Amsterdam Netherlands GWL district
Cultural and visitor centre
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Sobre el autor (2002)

The architect and publicist Dominique Gauzin-MA1/4ller has already treated the subject of sustainability in numerous publications.

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