Sustainable Design – Towards a New Ethic in Architecture and Town Planning (Birkhäuser, 2009) showcases the prizewinners of the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture in 2007 and 2008. In 2007. the awardees were Stefan Behnisch from Germany; Balkrishna Doshi from India; Françoise-Hélène Jourda from France; Hermann Kaufmann from Austria; and Wang Shu from China. In 2008, the awardees were Fabrizio Carola from Italy and Mali; Philippe Samyn from Belgium; Carin Smuts from South Africa; Andrew Freear and his Rural Studio from USA; and Alejandro Aravena from Chile. The Global Award for Sustainable Architecture works towards a sustainable architectural ethic and fosters research, experimentation and transmission in the fields of sustainable architecture, urban renewal and academic social responsibility.
Sustainable Design presents the key aspects of the awardees’ design thinking and their principle projects. The illustration consists of photographs and diagrammatic architectural dragons. The texts are in English. The book has been compiled by Marie-Hélène Contal and Jana Revedin; the foreword has been written by Thomas Herzog.
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