A shift in the architecture industry’s focus in the last 20 years toward
ecological concerns, long-term value, and user comfort has coincided with
significant new developments in digital controls, actuators, shading
typologies, building physics simulation capability, and material performance.
This collision has afforded architects an expanded set of opportunities to create
architecture that can respond directly to environmental conditions, resulting
in innovative façade designs that quickly become landmarks for their cities.
Authors Russell Fortmeyer and Charles Linn trace the historical
development of active façades in modern architecture, and reveal how
contemporary architects and consultants design and test these systems.
This technical guide offers an extensive overview of the use of vertical vegetation in high-rise buildings, an indepth analysis of green walls, definitions and typology, including standards, policies and incentives. It features comprehensive case studies, along with architectural theories of the public and private benefits of green walls. The book delves into architect-design considerations and limitations, the effects of green walls on energy efficiencies and includes recommendations and future research.
Thinking innovatively about university accommodation led to the idea to write Innovative Student Residences. The author offer a fascinating insight into contemporary design concepts and illustrates them with outstanding examples, showcased by full-color photography and detailed plans.
A dedicated jury of architects from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Design for Aging Knowledge Community and LeadingAge, providers of senior housing services, selected the diverse range of projects featured in this volume for the successful Design for Aging series.
Each project is presented with photographs, detailed plans, and statistics, illuminating the high level of research, planning and community involvement that goes into these advancements in living environments for seniors.
This comprehensive review of architectural design trends in aged-care facilities will appeal to aged-care providers, developers, users, and advocates; architects; and interior, landscape, and other design professionals.
into two sections, this book will guide you through the process of designing
the perfect kitchen. The first section takes you through a step-by-step
approach to kitchen design and renovation, complete with questions to ask
contractors, layout suggestions and checklists. This is followed by over 50
inspiring kitchens, highlighting different options and styles to help you
create your ideal space.