Forms of Sustainable Architecture
Publisher: White Star Publishers
Published: October 2010
Hardcover with Jacket
all in color
10 1/4 X 14 1/6
Carton Quantity: 5
The rapid depletion of resources and the continuous demand for new buildings are key issues facing city planners, architects, and policy makers today. This portfolio of cutting-edge eco structures from the world's leading architecture firms offers ideas on how to reinvent underdeveloped spaces and also supplies the know-how to plan new buildings that have reduced energy needs and low environmental impact. Thanks to innovations in engineering, buildings made of local and recycled materials can benefit our budgets and our planet. With detailed photographs of contemporary projects-including biometric structures and ones that blend into the natural surroundings-this volume provides an in-depth look at the latest in sustainable architecture.
About the Editor
Gianpaola Spirito is a professor of Theories in Contemporary Architectural Research and the author of New Urban Giants (White Star).
About the Authors
Sabrina Leone and Leone Spita are members of the faculty of architecture at La Sapienza, University of Rome, contributors to leading journals, and authors of books on modern architecture.