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Author Schröpfer, Thomas, author.
Title Ecological urban architecture : qualitative approaches to sustainability / Thomas Schröpfer ; with contributions by Limin Hee, John Hong, Mitchell Joachim, Sheila Kennedy, Nico Kienzi, Benjamin Shepherd, Shanta Tucker (Atelier ten), Achim Menges, Federico Parolotto, Eduardo Rico, Matthias Sauerbruch, Sven Stremke, Adravko Trivic, Christian Werthmann.
Imprint Basel : Birkhauser Architecture, [2012]

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Author Schröpfer, Thomas, author.
Subject Sustainable architecture -- Designs and plans.
Urban ecology (Sociology)
Ecological houses -- Designs and plans.
Building materials -- Environmental aspects.
City planning -- Environmental aspects.
Architecture, Modern -- 21st century.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Designs and plans.
Electronic books.
Description 1 online resource (207 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), plans (chiefly color)
Summary The goal of advancing eco cities often remains confined to political or technological issues. This book establishes a focus on architectural and infrastructural design approaches to sustainable urban development. Taking as a basis the critical assessment of the five prototypical eco cities of Vauban/Freiburg, solarCity/Linz, Valdespartera, Sarriguren/Pamplona und Bo01/Malmø., the book identifies fields in which architectural and urban designers can use their creative skills and methods to achieve sustainable results on the urban scale. The themes of Materialize, Mobilize, Simulate and Transfor.
Contents Introduction: ecological urban architecture -- Case studies: planning and implementing ecological urban architecture -- Materialize -- Mobilize -- Simulate -- Transform -- New perspectives: taking stock of green.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9783034611756 (electronic bk.)
3034611757 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 851970511
Additional Format Print version: 9783034608008 (DLC) 2012449889 (OCoLC)769429665