Innovative Student Residences: New Directions in Sustainable Design

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Current design modes of student residences are facing challenges of both philosophy and form. Past approaches no longer sustain new demands and require innovative thinking. The need for a new outlook is propelled by fundamental changes that touch upon environmental, economic, and social factors.

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. 

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Avi Friedman is professor of architecture at McGill University, Montreal. His previous title with IMAGES is Inspired Homes: Architecture for Changing Times ISBN 9781864704921.
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Images Publishing
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Published on
Mar 29, 2016
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Pages
208
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ISBN
9781864705799
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English
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Architecture / Individual Architects & Firms / General
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