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More than a century after its inception, the skyscraper has finally come of age. Though it has long been lampooned as a venal and inhospitable guzzler of resources, a revolutionary new school of skyscraper design has refashioned the idiom with buildings that are sensitive to their environments, benevolent to their occupants, and economically viable to build and maintain. Designed by some of the best-known architects in the world, these towers are as daring aesthetically as they are innovative environmentally.
"Big and Green" is the first book to examine the sustainable skyscraper, its history, the technologies that make it possible, and its role in the future of urban development.
The book examines more than 40 of the most important recent sustainable skyscrapers-including Fox & Fowle's Reuters Buildings in New York, Norman Foster's Commerzbank in Frankfurt, and MVRDV's spectacular Dutch Pavilion from Expo 2000 in Hanover-with project descriptions, photographs, and detailed drawings. Interviews with such leaders in the field as Sir Richard Rogers, William McDonough, and Kenneth Yeang are also included.
Title: BIG AND GREEN: Sustainable Skyscrapers for the Tw
Categories: ARCH History/Criticism,
Publisher: PRINCETON ARCHITECTURAL PRESS:
ISBN Number: 1568983611
ISBN Number 13: 9781568983615
Binding: HARDCOVER W/JACKET
Book Condition: VERY GOOD CONDITION
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