How Green Is Your Blueprint?
Architecture as sustainable technology
The ecological impact of new construction, once a secondary concern, has become a crucial issue. Badly designed buildings guzzle natural resources and pollute their surroundings; in an era of rocketing energy costs and environmental degradation, the need for a sustainable, energy-efficient architecture is paramount. This book features the architects, artists and firms pioneering a new green architecture, and examines the emergent esthetics.
Featured architects and practices include:
Adjaye Associates, Tadao Ando, Shigeru Ban, Barlindhaug Consult AS, Patrick Blanc, Vincent Callebaut Architecte, Cepezed, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Vladimir Djurovic, Ecosistema Urbano, EDAW, Fearon Hay, Foster+Partners, Peter Gluck, Herbst Architects, Anna Heringer and Eike Roswag, David Hertz, Kempe Thill, Morphosis, Alberto Mozó, Manfredi Nicoletti, Office dA, Sergio Palleroni, Philippe Rahm, Rau, Roswag & Jankowski, Rural Studio, SITE, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill, Germán del Sol, Werner Sobek, studio tamassociati, TNA, UNStudio, Michael Van Valkenburgh, Weiss/Manfredi, wHY Architecture, Ken Yeang, Zoka Zola, and many more
Philip Jodidio studied art history and economics at Harvard, and edited Connaissance des Arts for over 20 years. His books include TASCHEN’s Architecture Now! series, and monographs on Tadao Ando, Norman Foster, Richard Meier, Jean Nouvel, and Zaha Hadid. He is internationally renowned as one of the most popular writers on the subject of architecture.