Ecological Urban Architecture
Publisher: Birkhauser 2012 Author: Thomas Schropfer ISBN: 9783034608008 Format: Hardcover, 224pp, 305x230mm
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 planning.
Starting out from a critical assessment of five prototypical eco cities of recent decades (Vauban/Germany, solarCity/Austria, Valdespartera and Sarriguren/Spain, Bo01/Sweden), the book identifies fields in which architectural and urban designers can use their creative skills and methods to achieve sustainable results on an urban scale.
Contributions by experts in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, engineering and design theory, among them Achim Menges of Stuttgart University Institute for Computational Design, Federico Parolotto of Mobility in Chain, Edoardo Rico of Groundlab London, Sheila Kennedy of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Matthias Sauerbruch of Sauerbruch Hutton, provide in-depth information on the complexity of eco-design in urban environments and emphasise the need for new sensibilities in disciplinary and trans-disciplinary thinking processes.