Sustainable Architecture and Urbanism – Concepts, Technologies, Examples by Dominique Gauzin-Müller (Birkhäuser 2002) gives a comprehensive introduction to the principles of environmentally conscious architecture and urban design.
The book consists of three parts. Part One gives an overview of the basic concepts and various approaches towards environmental architecture and intelligent technologies in Europe. The discussion deals with legislation, economic context, trends, European practice, materials, sources of energy and experimental programmes. Part Two examines global sustainable development, sustainability in European cities and city planning. Part Three presents 23 exceptional European and typologically different buildings in detail. Architects include Jean-Yves Barrier, Baumschlager & Eberle, Behnisch, Behnisch & Partner, Kauffmann Theilig, Hermann Kaufmann, Metron, Ian Ritchie and many others. The Finnish projects featured are the master plan for the Viikki area in Helsinki and a housing project in Viikki by Arrak Architects.
Sustainable Architecture and Urbanism is richly illustrated with photographs, diagrams, technical figures, info tables and architectural drawings.
The copy in stock is in good condition. There are some minor signs of shelf wear and use on the covers. The binding is fine, and the pages are clean and tidy.