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              Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates: Reconstructing Urban Landscapes

              Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates: Reconstructing Urban Landscapes (Hardback)

              Edited by Berrizbeitia, Anita; Introduction by Goldberger, Paul; Contributions by Amidon, Jane; Blum, Andrew; Carr, Ethan

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              Explores a wide range of Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates (MVVA) projects, focusing on the firm's trend toward sites requiring complex technological solutions. This title also explores the process through which the firm researches such issues and how solutions are embedded in t...he final aesthetics and spatial structure of the sites.
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              ISBN 9780300135855
              Released NZ 15 Jun 2009
              Publisher Yale University Press
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Design Ecologies: Sustainable Potentials in Architecture

              Design Ecologies: Sustainable Potentials in Architecture (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Tilder, Lisa; Blostein, Beth; Contributions by Amidon, Jane; Andraos, Visiting Professor of Architecture Amale (Princeton University)

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              Contemporary architects are under increasing pressure to offer a sustainable future. But with all the focus on green building, there has been little investigation into the meaningful connections between architectural design, ecological systems, and sustainability. A new generatio...n of architects and engineers aims to recast the green movement for the twenty-first century and transform design into a positive agent by balancing the societal needs of humans with environmental considerations. Design in this sense is a larger concept having as much to do with politics and ethics as with buildings and technology. Design Ecologies is a groundbreaking collection of never-before-published essays and case studies by today's most innovative 'green' designers. Their design strategies social, material, technological, and biological run the gamut from the intuitive to the highly technological. One essay likens window-unit air conditioners in New York City to weeds in order to spearhead the development of potential design solutions. Latz + Partner's Landscape Park integrates vegetation and industry in an urban park built amongst the monumental ruins of a former steelworks in Duisburg Nord, Germany. The engineering firm Arup presents its thirty-three-square-mile masterplan for Dongtan Eco City, an energy-independent city that China hopes will house half a million people by 2050. An introduction by designer Bruce Mau leads off a stellar list of emerging designers, including Jane Amidon, Blaine Brownell, David Gissen, Gross.Max, Peter Hasdell, Stephen Kieran and James Timberlake, R&Sie(n), Studio 804, and Work Architecture Company.
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              ISBN 9781568987835
              Released NZ 23 Jan 2010
              Publisher Princeton Architectural Press
              Interest Age General Audience
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