Eco-architecture IV: Harmonisation Between Architecture and Nature

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WIT Press, Sep 1, 2012 - Architecture - 444 pages
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Unlike the mechanistic buildings it replaces, eco-architecture is in harmony with nature, including its immediate environs. It makes every effort to minimize the use of energy at each stage in the building's life cycle. This collection of papers reflects the interdisciplinary nature of eco-architecture.
 

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Contents

Ecological and cultural sensitivity
83
Energy efficiency
149
Bioclimatic design
195
Vertical greenery systems
227
Ecological impact of materials
261
Building technologies
287
Education and training
347
Case studies
373
Author index
443
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