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Sustainable Building Design: Learning from nineteenth-century innovations (Hardback)
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Sustainable Building Design: Learning from nineteenth-century innovations (Hardback)

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Hardback 252 Pages / Published: 11/09/2015
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A twenty-first century renaissance is emerging in architecture. After a century of building designs characterized by high energy demand, low quality lighting and poor thermal comfort, the fundamental questions must be asked again: is there a better path to designing the most energy efficient, comfortable, functional and beautiful buildings for a sustainable future? While seeking solutions for the future, are there lessons to be learned from the best buildings of the past?

Sustainable Building Design explores outstanding buildings and building designs of the twenty-first century, with an emphasis on the artistry of masters of architecture who came before. By dissecting and analyzing great public buildings of the nineteenth and twenty-first centuries, materials, techniques, and methods are discovered. This book presents the reader with clues and suggestions that will reveal the secrets of these buildings and by doing so provides the reader with a thorough understanding of how these architectural masterpieces work.

Using photographs, drawings, sections, plans and diagrams which are painstakingly redrawn for consistency and clarity based on a wide range of documentation, Vidar Lerum compares works of architecture from the nineteenth and twenty-first centuries. The reader is presented with a careful analysis of each building, providing a compelling sourcebook of ideas for students and professional architects alike.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415840736
Number of pages: 252
Weight: 1157 g
Dimensions: 276 x 219 x 20 mm


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'A must-read for architects in practice or education that brings home the sustainable reality of technics of physics that first matured during the 19th Century, a reality that, with electronic assistance, still bears environmental fruit today. Vidar Lerum digs deep to shed light on the performance attributes of landmark buildings now more fully discovered.' - Colin Porteous, Professor of Architectural Science, Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow

'This book should be compulsory reading for all students of architecture and environmental systems engineering. By means of a unique combination of 19th Century and 21st Century case studies, Vidar Lerum convincingly demonstrates that the techniques often used in contemporary exemplar buildings for the improvement of energy efficiency were first tested in monumental buildings about 150 years ago. The modern case studies provide an incredibly detailed resource of information for all those seriously interested in Sustainable Design.' - Dr Neil S. Sturrock, Chairman of CIBSE Heritage Group, Senior Lecturer in Building Energy Studies, Liverpool John Moores University (1971-2012)

"The book is beautifully put together with outstandingly good colour photography, clear line drawings and reproductions of original design drawings." - Peter Swallow, Building Engineer

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