A Green Vitruvius: Principles and Practice of Sustainable Architectural Design

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A Green Vitruvius: Principles and Practice of Sustainable Architectural Design

Vivienne Brophy

ISBN10: 1849711917

ISBN13: 978-1849711913

A Green Vitruvius: Principles and Practice of Sustainable Architectural Design

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Two thousand years ago the Roman architect Marcus Vitruvius Pollio wrote the ten books on architecture establishing the concept of the pattern book offering design principles and solutions that is still referred to in every architect's education. A Green Vitruvius is intended as a green pattern book for today. Now fully updated, this well established textbook provides advice suitable for undergraduate and post graduate students on the integration of sustainable practice into the design and construction process, the issues to be considered, the strategies to be adopted, the elements of green design and design evaluation within the process. Classic design elegance is found in the holistic clear solution.

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title A Green Vitruvius
subtitle Principles and Practice of Sustainable Architectural Design
authors Vivienne Brophy
publisher Routledge
publishedDate 2011
description 2000 years ago the Roman architect Marcus Vitruvius Pollio wrote the ten books on architecture still referred to in every architect’s education. The concept of an architectural pattern book offering design principles as well as solutions is universally familiar and this is the green pattern book for today.Now fully updated to provide an introduction to sustainable architectural design suitable for both undergraduate and postgraduate courses, this well established textbook emphasises the importance of location specific architecture that responds to local climate conditions and uses local materials, as well as offering better architectural quality with more natural and fewer artificial inputs.Not only is less more, less is also beautiful.
pageCount 146
printType BOOK
categories Architecture
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language en
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