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Green Architecture

3.95  ·  Rating Details  ·  238 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
When is a house ecological? Does the use of natural materials and solar cells on the roof make a building an example of ""green"" architecture? Perhaps even Antoni Gaud and Frank Lloyd Wright designed ""greener"" buildings than most contemporary architects, whose low-energy houses scarcely differ outwardly from traditional ones. James Wines puts up the various - and often ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published May 1st 2000 by Taschen
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Katerina
Aug 18, 2010 Katerina rated it it was amazing
Again, I've no idea why such a good album is rated so little.

Unlike most albums, offering 300 neatly printed pages of peeps into an artificial, staged and formalist "life", this one is a beautiful collection of not so known and catchy examples, revising the meaning of "green architecture" (fuck me, this means more than solar panels).
Besides, there is pretty much text (sometimes more than the pictures, sorry) and this text offers a very good, educated analysis and vision.

So full throttle 5 here;
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francesca
Oct 30, 2007 francesca rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: green architects/designers
The pictures should be bigger. I really mean that. Nevertheless, this is a gorgeous book of sustainable architecture all over the world, from airy earth-plastered hobbit houses to the most technologically advanced eco-homes. A real treat for eco-structure geeks.
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Most of the approaches are from a historical point of view of the green architecture, but the conclusions are still valid in the contemporary architectural design, even though the book is almost 15 years "old".
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Recommends it for: people with a green tinge
good overview of the history of green architecture, the architects pivotal in developing technology, and where it's going to go.
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