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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...

Environmental impact and Urban Agriculture

André Viljoen

André Viljoen is an architect and principal lecturer at the University of Brighton and, with Katrin Bohn, contributes to the work of Bohn&Viljoen Architects. The publication, in 2005, of Bohn&Viljoen's book CPULs Continuous Productive Urban Landscapes: Designing urban agriculture for sustainable cities consolidated a body of research making the case for urban agriculture as an essential element of sustainable urban infrastructure. This book and the associated design concept had a significant international impact, resulting in invitations to consult, exhibit and lecture widely. In 2012, André jointly edited the book Sustainable Food Planning: Evolving theory and practice. This collection was the first of its kind to bring the disciplines of planning, design, public health and governance into dialogue to address the global challenge of food security. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Katrin Bohn

Katrin Bohn is an architect and visiting professor at the Technical University of Berlin. For the past 12 years, she has also taught architecture and urban design, mainly as a senior lecturer at the University of Brighton. Together with André Viljoen, she runs Bohn&Viljoen Architects, a small architectural practice and environmental consultancy based in London. Bohn&Viljoen have taught, lectured, published and exhibited widely on the design concept of CPUL City (Continuous Productive Urban Landscape) which they contributed to the international urban design discourse in 2004. Katrin's projects on productive urban landscapes include feasibility and design studies as well as food growing installations and public events, mainly for UK and German clients. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Second Nature Urban Agriculture : Designing Productive Cities

Routledge, 2014

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... Agriculture: Water, soil and air André Viljoen and Katrin Bohn It is probably not entirely true that, as Lefebvre Pollutants may be present in soil, water or air, and describes, nature dies with the establishment of the toxins can...

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...