The Contemporary Design Details series takes a highly visual look at architectural design details that are more often dealt with in a technical textbook format. The books take readers on a tour of the best details designed by great architects around the world. The series provides a powerful presentation of the most challenging and evolving architectural and design categories.
Sustainable Environments focuses on the type of architectural details in distinctive, sustainable residential spaces. It includes sections on components such as cooling or shading devices, building techniques that create minimal impact on the land, active systems, and the use of new sustainable materials as well as those that are salvaged or recyclable. The book presents recent work by architects from around the globe in color photographs and architectural drawings, and is structured according to categories of architectural detail.
Author: Yenna Chen, Alicia Kennedy Publisher: Rockport Publishers Cover: Hardcover Pages: 192
Response to Place Site Specificity Site Conservation
Connection to Habitat Bioregionalism Environmental Interface
Conservation of Resources Alternative Energy Sources Hydrological Systems
Use of Building Materials Elemental and Experimental Materials Salvaged and Recycled Materials
Directory of Architects and Designers Photographer Credits Acknowledgements About the Author