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Lime and low-carbon materials

Ecohouse : A Design Guide

Routledge, 2013

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... liME And loW-cArBon MAtEriAls ian Pritchett introduction Over recent years there has been a growing appreciation of the need to use materials with as little embodied energy as possible. This includes energy used not only in extraction...

Nutrients

Gundula Proksch

Gundula Proksch is a licensed architect and Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture at the University of Washington in Seattle, USA. With over 15 years of professional practice and teaching experience in London, New York City, and Seattle, her design, research, and scholarly work explores novel, sustainable design practices in architecture and landscape architecture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Creating Urban Agricultural Systems : An Integrated Approach to Design

Routledge, 2017

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... Proksch Book.indb 6 03/10/2016 16:13 Nutrients Growing Systems and Zero Waste Future ABSTRACT Most cities maintain waste streams that do not sufficiently return nutrients to the natural cycle. Simultaneously, many ecosystems...

Reflections and Looking Ahead

Elizabeth M. Golden

Elizabeth M. Golden is a registered architect in the United States and in Germany. She has contributed her expertise to the design and construction of the Gohar Khatoon Girls’ School, the largest institution of its kind in Afghanistan, and to Niamey 2000, an urban housing proposal for the rapidly expanding capital of Niger. As an Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture at the University of Washington, she teaches courses focused on design, materials, and building technology, with an emphasis on sustainable systems. She is also co-director of the Philippines Bamboo Workshop. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Building from Tradition : Local Materials and Methods in Contemporary Architecture

Routledge, 2018

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... Refl ections and Looking .1 Agriculture Pavilion and Crafts Workshop in Pingtian, China. clear, a broad range of strategies for utilizing contrast, only a handful of organizations advocate traditional materials and methods...

Thermal properties of building materials and elements

Holger Koch-Nielsen

Holger Koch-Nielsen is Director of the architectural consultancy Development Advisory Group, based in Denmark. Trained both as an architect and as an engineer, he has many years' experience in infrastructure projects, urban planning, administrative and industrial buildings, urban settlements as well as in construction programmes for schools, training centres and low-cost housing, working with development projects for UNESCO, UNOPS, UNDP, UNICEF and National Donors and NGOs. He has also been lecturing in building design issues both in Europe and in developing countries. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Stay Cool : A Design Guide for the Built Environment in Hot Climates

Earthscan, 2007

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... 6. Thermal properties of building materials and elements The effectiveness of a building envelope is directly related to the choices made regarding materials and construction, that is, the thermal properties that each material has...