Eco-Architecture V: Harmonisation between Architecture and Nature

Sampul Depan
C.A. Brebbia, R. Pulselli
WIT Press, 24 Sep 2014 - 648 halaman

This book contains the proceedings of the fifth International Conference on Harmonisation between Architecture and Nature (Eco-Architecture 2014).

Eco-Architecture implies a new approach to the design process intended to harmonise its products with nature. This involves ideas such as minimum use of energy at each stage of the building process, taking into account the amount required during the extraction and transportation of materials, their fabrication, assembly, building erection, maintenance and eventual future recycling. Another important issue is the adaptation of the architectural design to the natural environment, learning from nature and long time honoured samples of traditional constructions.

The papers in this book deal with topics such as building technologies, design by passive systems, design with nature, cultural sensitivity, life cycle assessment, resources and rehabilitation and many others. áAlso included are case studies from many different places around the world.á

Eco-Architecture by definition is a highly multi-disciplinary subject. áEco-Architecture V: Harmonisation between Architecture and Nature will therefore be of interest to, in addition to architects, many other professionals, including engineers, planners, physical scientists, sociologists and economists.

Topics covered include: Design with nature; Energy efficiency; Building technologies; Ecological impacts of materials; Bioclimatic design; Water quality; Green facades; Ecological and cultural sensitivity; Education and training; Case studies; Design by passive systems; Adapted reuse; Life cycle assessment and durability; Transformative design; Sustainability indices in architecture.



Design with nature
Design by passive systems
Ecological and cultural sensitivity
Ecological impacts of materials
Energy efficiency
Heat and mass transfer problems
Building technologies
Adapted reuse
Life cycle assessment and durability
Sustainability indices in architecture
Case studies
Education and training
Author index
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