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Green Architecture Now!
Flexicover with flaps, 19.6 x 24.9 cm (7.7 x 9.8 in.),
An overview of the architects, designers and practices forging todays sustainable and environmentally sound architecture, from Tadao Ando and Thom Mayne to up-and-coming talents
How Green Is Your Blueprint?
Architecture as sustainable technology
The ecological impact of new construction, once a secondary concern, has become a crucial issue. Badly designed buildings guzzle natural resources and pollute their surroundings; in an era of rocketing energy costs and environmental degradation, the need for a sustainable, energy-efficient architecture is paramount. This book features the architects, artists and firms pioneering a new green architecture, and examines the emergent esthetics.
Featured architects/firms/artists include:
Adjaye Associates, Tadao Ando, Shigeru Ban, Barlindhaug Consult AS, Patrick Blanc, Vincent Callebaut Architecte, Cepezed, Diller Scofidio Renfro, Vladimir Djurovic, Ecosistema Urbano, EDAW, Fearon Hay, Foster Partners, Peter Gluck, Herbst Architects, Anna Heringer and Eike Roswag, David Hertz, Kempe Thill, Morphosis, Alberto Mozo, Manfredi Nicoletti, Office dA, Sergio Palleroni, Philippe Rahm, Rau, Roswag and Jankowski, Rural Studio, SITE, Adrian Smith Gordon Gill, German del Sol, Werner Sobek, studio tamassociati, TNA, UNStudio, Michael Van Valkenburgh, Weiss/Manfredi, wHY Architecture, Ken Yeang, Zoka Zola, and many more
About the author:
Philip Jodidio studied art history and economics at Harvard, and edited Connaissance des Arts for over 20 years. His books include TASCHENs Architecture Now! series, Building a New Millennium, and monographs on Tadao Ando, Norman Foster, Richard Meier, Jean Nouvel, and Alvaro Siza. He is internationally renowned as one of the most popular writers on the subject of architecture.
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