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Building for a changing culture and climate : world atlas of sustainable architecture

Author: Ulrich Pfammatter
Publisher: Berlin, Germany : DOM Publishers, [2014] ©2014
Series: Construction and Design Manual
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Revised and expanded editionView all editions and formats
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This book will explore in genuine depth the sustainable strategies that could be applied, along with the practical work of key figures in the built environment, setting these against historical experiences and traditional cultures. It also aimes to revive the discourse around these subjects. Achieving this will require the involvement of architects and structural, energy and environmental engineers, construction  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ulrich Pfammatter
ISBN: 9783869222820 3869222824
OCLC Number: 892468534
Description: 583 pages : some color illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: 1. Genius Loci: unique places in a state of change : On the place-ment of building: new identities : The context and the design of the unique place ; Processes of transformation: generating new identities ; Virtual references and meaning systems --
Contextual building typologies in a changing culture and climate : Atria of the future ; Arcades and urban networks ; City malls: new building types for a community society --
Regional identity and cultural techniques in space, construction, material and form : Building in alpine and mountainous zones ; The place and the role of material "as found" ; "Plus/minus 40 degrees latitude" --
2. Building in extreme situations : Adaptation scenarios : Flood resistance and mobility ; Living with, and resisting, desertification --
"Avoidance strategies": prevention and adaptation : The resistance of structures to environmental forces, natural disasters and other events : Buildings as a part of the environmental dynamic ; Earthquakes, storms, catastrophes ; Bulwarks against natural hazards --
3. Space, structure and the climate challenge : Frameworks: separation of systems: resource conservation : Constants and variables ; Structuralism: cultural and environmental influences on "patterns of life" ; Strategies for enduring spatial concepts, adaptable to future uses --
Spatial typology: adaptation strategies : Environmental factors as "drivers of innovation" ; Building typology as a mirror of cultural and climatic dynamics ; Spatial and use concepts for the future --
Spatial climate control : The building as an integrated system ; Spatial climate zoning ; Building envelopes under "climatic stress" --
4. The nature of materials: and the future of materials technology : Building materials and technology in transition : The modelling of natural building materials ; Building materials for nature ; Composite technologies --
Cultural techniques: resource effectiveness + resource efficiency : Construction typology ; Materiality: sensitivity to material ; Production, manufacturing and assembly techniques --
Learning from nature: biomimicry: inspiration and challenge for a forthcoming building culture : Biomimetic strategies and construction methods: imitation, reproduction, "translation" inspiration ; Building with nature: construction and organizational examples imitating nature ; Synthesis: expanding the boundaries: macro and micro worlds --
5. Architectural memory: industrial culture and transformation strategies : Industrial heritage and sustainable industrial archaeology : Criteria for evaluating industrial heritage ; Transformation models: growth, reintroducing nature, densification ; The reinterpretation and re-evaluation of architectural memory --
Revitalization and life cycle strategies : The regeneration of historical traces: the tension between history and the future ; The visual representation of urban processes ; Prolongation of lifespan through transformation --
Rebuilding in the context of urban culture and environmental conditions : Overlaying and the "collage city": transparency: spatial simultaneity ; : Creative disturbances" and the spatio-temporal dialog between old and new ; Space, time, memory.
Series Title: Construction and Design Manual
Other Titles: Bauen im Kultur- und Klimawandel.
World atlas of sustainable architecture
Responsibility: Ulrich Pfammatter.

Abstract:

This book will explore in genuine depth the sustainable strategies that could be applied, along with the practical work of key figures in the built environment, setting these against historical experiences and traditional cultures. It also aimes to revive the discourse around these subjects. Achieving this will require the involvement of architects and structural, energy and environmental engineers, construction businesses and specialists, research institutes and universities. The five chapters and 333 show-cased projects reflect important stages in the architectural and engineering-based design process, stages which need to be addressed when dealing with sustainable strategies in the built environment.
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