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Innovative Houses - Concepts for Sustainable Living

Laurence King

By Avi Friedman

9 1/2 x 6 3/4 in; 256 pp;
300 color illustrations
Paperback
October 2013
ISBN 9781780672939
ISBN10 1780672934

SKU# 9781780672939

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Housing is rapidly having to adapt to the global
changes of the twenty first century. These include the
transformation of the family and the rise of the nontraditional
household, increases in construction costs,
and concerns over climate change and the depletion of
natural resources. Designing residential environments
that address these issues is an urgent priority.
Innovative Houses - Concepts for Sustainable Living


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Innovative Houses - Concepts for Sustainable Living

Housing is rapidly having to adapt to the global changes of the twenty first century. These include the transformation of the family and the rise of the nontraditional household, increases in construction costs, and concerns over climate change and the depletion of natural resources. Designing residential environments that address these issues is an urgent priority. This book examines the latest residential design trends that have arisen in response to these challenges. Divided into four broad areas, tightly focused thematic chapters look at twenty discrete topics, such as live/ work; adaptable housing; prefabrication; water efficiency; green roofs; innovative landscaping. Each chapter includes an essay that lays out principles, methods, and practices. Using text, drawings, and photos from a variety of contemporary international practices, the book demonstrates how these ideas can be applied by architects. It offers a comprehensive collection of strategies and examples that will inspire a much needed housing revolution.

• Covers all the latest trends and research on sustainable housing design
• Filled with clear diagrams and drawings as well as photographs
• 20 chapters explain key points of sustainable design, while over 35 recent housing projects illustrate these being put into practice

 

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9 1/2 x 6 3/4 in; 256 pp;
300 color illustrations
Paperback
October 2013
ISBN 9781780672939
ISBN10 1780672934

Avi Friedman began his architectural studies at the Politecnico di Milano in Italy, receiving his doctorate from the University of Montreal, Canada. He is a professor at the McGill School of Architecture, Quebec, and has published extensively about architecture in both academic and trade publications.