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Author Wines, James, 1932-

Title Green architecture / James Wines ; edited by Philip Jodidio.

Published Köln : Taschen, [2008]
©2008

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Archit High Use  720.47 WINE  SEVEN DAY LOAN  AVAILABLE
Edition [Special ed.]
Physical description 240 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), plans ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "TASCHEN's 25th anniversary - Special edition!""An interesting exploration into how we might live and how we ought to live in harmony with nature." - Wisconsin State Journal, United StatesWhen is a house ecological? Does the use of natural materials and solar cells on the roof make a building an example of "green" architecture? Perhaps even Antoni Gaudí and Frank Lloyd Wright designed "greener" buildings than most contemporary architects, whose low-energy houses scarcely differ outwardly from traditional ones. James Wines puts up the various - and often irreconcilable - concepts of environmentally-friendly architecture for discussion, making a case for an architecture that not only focuses on technological solutions, but also tries to reconcile man and nature in its formal idiom. Among the examples of contemporary ecological architecture presented are works by Emilio Ambasz, Gustav Peichl, Arthur Quarmby, Jean Nouvel, Sim Van der Ryn, Jourda and Perraudin, Log ID, James Cutler, Stanley Saitowitz, François Roche, Nigel Coates and Michael Sorkin."--Publisher's website.
Other author Jodidio, Philip.
Subject Architecture -- Environmental aspects.
Organic architecture.
Architecture and energy conservation.
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century.
ISBN 9783836503211 (hbk.)