The Environmental Design Pocketbook

The Environmental Design Pocketbook
Author: Sofie Pelsmakers
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 481
Release: 2019-10-23
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9781000705058

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The Environmental Design Pocketbook 2nd ed places the information you need for sustainable, low energy building design at your fingertips. Packed with diagrams, tools and tips, it cuts through the complex mass of technical data and legislation that faces the designer, and distils all the key guidance into a single reference that is quick, easy to use and points to the facts, figures and performance data that are most important. This 2nd edition is now fully up-to-date with the latest Building Regulations Part L and F legislation (England and Wales), RIBA Plan of Work 2013, new information on the Green Deal and Zero Carbon and contains revised references and further reading sections throughout. Whether used in the classroom, office or on-site, the book guides the designer through the entire process; from the fundamentals to the building details. From future-proofing for a changing climate to rainwater harvesting, retrofit, and zero-carbon technologies - the Pocketbook has got it covered.

Architect s Pocket Book

Architect s Pocket Book
Author: Ann Ross,Jonathan Hetreed
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 369
Release: 2011-04-11
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9781136444005

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This pocket book includes everyday information which the architect/designer has to find from a wide variety of sources. The book includes data about planning, structure, services, building elements, materials and useful addresses.

Design Studio Vol 1 Everything Needs to Change

Design Studio Vol  1  Everything Needs to Change
Author: Sofie Pelsmakers,Nick Newman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 275
Release: 2021-03-31
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9781000375435

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Want to keep up with emerging design thinking and issues worldwide? Design Studio is a new thematic series that distils the most topical work and ideas from schools and practices globally. The first volume launches with a statement: Everything Needs to Change. Exploring architecture and the climate emergency, editors Sofie Pelsmakers (author of Environmental Design Sourcebook) and Nick Newman (climate activist and Director at Studio Bark), are channelling the message of Greta Thunberg to inspire, enthuse and inform the next generation of architects. Featuring articles, building profiles and case studies from a range of leading voices, it explores solutions to climatic, environmental and social challenges. It urges readers to radically rethink what it means to be an architect in an era of climate crisis, and what the role of the architect is or can be. Discover how using local materials, working with nature, radical design processes, transformative learning and activism can help us find hope in the burning world. Together, we can force change for a more sustainable and equitable tomorrow. This first volume is produced in four unique fluorescent colours – green, red, yellow and purple – to be your own poster for change.

Landscape Architect s Pocket Book

Landscape Architect s Pocket Book
Author: Siobhan Vernon,Rachel Tennant,Nicola Garmory
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2013-04-17
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9781136740718

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An indispensable tool for all landscape architects, this time-saving guide answers the most frequently asked questions in one pocket-sized volume. It is a concise, easy-to-read reference that gives instant access to a wide range of information needed on a daily basis, both out on site and in the office. Covering all the major topics, including hard landscaping, soft landscaping as well as planning and legislation, the pocket book also includes a handy glossary of important terms, useful calculations and helpful contacts. Not only an essential tool for everyday queries on British standards and procedures, this is a first point of reference for those seeking more extensive, supplementary sources of information, including websites and further publications. This new edition incorporates updates and revisions from key planning and environmental legislation, guidelines and national standards.

Design for Climate Change

Design for Climate Change
Author: Katie Puckett,William Gethering
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2019-07-25
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9781000708066

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Ford architects, contractors, engineers and specialists in the field, this book uses real-world evidence from a Technology Strategy Board-funded research project to develop a set of tools for architects and other building designers to meet a growing need to anticipate future climate change. Built on in his seminal future climate change report for the TSB, identifies three broad categories of climate change impacts on building design – comfort and energy performance, construction, and managing water.

Energy People Buildings

Energy  People  Buildings
Author: Judit Kimpian,Sofie Pelsmakers,Hattie Hartman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2021-03-04
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9781000374247

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Energy performance feedback is an essential tool in addressing the current climate crisis. However, this is not simply another theoretical text about energy performance in buildings. This book is for anyone who wants to better understand how energy is used in buildings, and how to drive down operational energy use – whether you’re an architect, student, client, building services engineer, contractor, building operator or other stakeholder. Focusing on evidence from feedback on buildings in use, it explains what it takes to get them to perform as expected, as well as the reasons why they often fail. Energy, People, Buildings draws extensively on the findings of studies, UK government-funded building performance evaluations and on original research into seven case studies from across the UK and abroad that have achieved exemplary energy use through building performance feedback. Providing a clear roadmap to understanding aspects that impact building users’ comfort and satisfaction, it also outlines the factors behind energy use and how to track it across the life of a project to ensure that your building performs as intended. Case studies include: the Everyman Theatre, Liverpool; Rocky Mountain Institute Innovation Center, Colorado; and Carrowbreck Meadow, Norwich. Featured architects: AHMM, AHR, Architype, Hamson Barron Smith, Haworth Tompkins, Henning Larsen Architects and ZGF Architects.

Environmental Design Sourcebook

Environmental Design Sourcebook
Author: William McLean,Pete Silver
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 193
Release: 2021-07-31
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9781000408997

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How do we design in a climate emergency? A new social and ecological prerogative demands appropriate material choices, a re-invention of construction and evolving building programmes that look at lifecycle, embodied energy and energy use. Highly illustrated with practical information and simple explanations for design ideas, this book is the perfect introduction to sustainable design for architecture students. It presents key concepts in relation to the embodied energy of construction, material properties and environmental performance of buildings in an accessible way. In explaining the principles and technologies by which we heat, cool, moderate and mitigate, it demystifies environmental design as a technical exercise and enables students to create sustainable buildings with impact. Keep this sourcebook with you. Features: Amphibious House (Baca Architects), Ashen Cabin (HANNAH), Bunhill 2 Energy Centre (Ramboll, Cullinan Studio, McGurk Architects and Colloide), Cork House (Matthew Barnett Howland, Oliver Wilton and Dido Milne), Dymaxion House (Richard Buckminster Fuller), Eastgate Centre (Mick Pearce), Neuron Pod (Will Alsop – aLL Design and AKT II), Quik House (Adam Kalkin) and Tension Pavilion (StructureMode and Weber Industries). Covers: Acoustics, bamboo construction, biopolymer, bioremediation, CLT, climatic envelope, computational fluid dynamics, earthen architecture, fabric formwork, hempcrete, insulation, mycelium biofabrication, paper construction, passive solar heating, pneumatic structures, solar geometry, tensegrity structures, thermal mass and more.

Illustrated Building Pocket Book

Illustrated Building Pocket Book
Author: Roxanna McDonald
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2006-10
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9780750680158

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Traditional building dictionaries rely on the reader to already know what the correct word is, and that's not always the case. Roxanna McDonald's technique is radically different, and makes full use of the power of visual communication to convey information.