Environmentally-friendly architecture & design

    ZEDlife: How to build a low-carbon society today

    By Bill Dunster

    Paperback £27.96

    The argument for low-cost, zero-energy, zero-waste architecture has never been timelier, while the mainstream has largely abandoned or neglected this agenda: in the UK the recent mandatory zero-carbon performance targets for new homes have been postponed or forgotten at a time when thousands of new homes will be built, and...

    PHPP Illustrated: A designer\'s companion to the Passivhaus Planning Package

    By Sarah Lewis

    Paperback £38.16

    Passive House is a leading low energy building standard. An important tool for designing Passive House buildings is the Passive House Planning Package PHPP. This fully revised edition, supported by the International Passivhaus Institute, is a very visual, easy-to-use manual for the PHPP, and sets out clear steps to inputting...

    LabStudio

    By Jenny E. Sabin

    Paperback £38.37

    LabStudio: Design Research between Architecture and Biology introduces the concept of the research design laboratory in which funded research and trans-disciplinary participants achieve radical advances in science, design, and applied architectural practice. The book demonstrates to natural scientists and architects alike new approaches to more traditional design studio and hypothesis-led...

    New Financial Strategies for Sustainable Buildings

    By Stephen Finnegan

    Paperback £33.88

    Built environment professionals considering whether to embark on the design and construction or retrofit of a fully `sustainable' or `green' build need to know the financial implications of their decisions. What are their financial options? What are the risks? This book offers practical guidance on how sustainable building projects are...

    Integrating Building Performance with Design

    By Elizabeth J. Grant

    Paperback Save £0.60 = £29.39

    Integrating Building Performance with Design shows you the importance of designing for building performance early in your architectural design process. The book offers you simple tools and exercises, along with examples of built professional work and successful student projects illustrated by more than 100 full color images to help you...

    Growing Compact

    Paperback Save £1.62 = £38.37

    Growing Compact: Urban Form, Density and Sustainability explores and unravels the phenomena, links and benefits between density, compactness and the sustainability of cities. It looks at the socio-climatic implications of density and takes a more holistic approach to sustainable urbanism by understanding the correlations between the social, economic and environmental...

    Int Ar Interventions and Adaptive Reuse: Water as Catalyst

    Paperback Save £2.53 = £17.42

    Water has always served as an inspiration, a material, a catalyst for architecture and design - from Scarpa''s poetic use of water, through the reuse of urban waterfront infrastructure, to technically innovative foundations of buildings designed for rising sea levels.

    Designing Zero Carbon Buildings Using Dynamic Simulation Met

    By Ljubomir Jankovic

    Paperback £38.37

    In addition to the application of fundamental principles that lead to a structured method for zero carbon design of buildings, this considerably expanded second edition includes new advanced topics on multi-objective optimisation; reverse modelling; reduction of the simulation performance gap; predictive control; nature-inspired emergent simulation leading to sketches that become...

    Inhabitable Infrastructures

    By Cj Lim

    Paperback Save £2.07 = £27.92

    Inhabitable Infrastructures: Science fiction or urban future?, the follow up to Food City and Smartcities and Eco-Warriors, from one of the world's leading urban design and architectural thinkers, explores the potential of climate change-related multi-use infrastructures that address the fundamental human requirements to protect, to provide and to participate. The...

    Bike Boom

    By Carlton Reid

    Paperback Save £2.71 = £20.28

    An optimistic book about the history and future of cycling in Europe and the US.

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