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The New Eco-Architecture: Alternatives from the Modern Movement By Colin Porteous

The New Eco-Architecture: Alternatives from the Modern Movement
by Colin Porteous

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"The New Eco-Architecture" builds a historical bridge between architectural science and theory/design. The book provides students with a text for studies related to energy or environments as well as providing a wider picture for students and practitioners engaged with the built environment.
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The New Eco-Architecture: Alternatives from the Modern Movement by Colin Porteous

The New Eco-Architecture builds a historical bridge between architectural science and design. It seeks to address neglected aspects of the Modern Movement as a prelude to supporting a diversity of architectural insight and experimentation aimed at twenty-first century environmental needs and priorities. The attitudes and influences of renowned figures are re-examined in relation to current issues of architectural sustainability.
By setting today's green architectural quest within a twentieth century context, and evaluating the main protagonists with regard to a modern eco-sensitive lineage, the book will be of primary interest to architectural students, academics and practitioners. However, it should also intrigue historians, theoreticians and critics, who tend to gloss over such issues, as well as other disciplines engaged with the built environment.

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The New Eco-Architecture: Alternatives from the Modern Movement Reviews


'New Eco-Architecture is an intriguing book' - Architectural Review

'Thought provoking. Recommended for architects and builders.' - Permaculture Magazine

About Colin Porteous


Colin Porteous is Senior Lecturer in Architectural Science at the Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art, Scotland, and has had a long involvement with passive solar design and research.

Table of Contents


Foreword. Preface. Introduction. Part One: The Multi-Layer Phenomenon. Chapter 1. 1927 - A Chronological Milestone. Chapter 2. Protagonists - Aesthetic and Tectonic Attitude. Chapter 3. Condensation Factor. Chapter 4. 1960s Threshold. Part Two: The Glass is Greener. Chapter 5. What is Green? Chapter 6. Liberating Transparency. Chapter 7. Eco-Footprint. Part Three: Adventitious Propagation. Chapter 8. Green Trail to Now - Ecology vs Economy. Chapter 9. Fuller Life - Hippies, Junk and Self-Build. Chapter 10. Oil and Water. Chapter 11. Spirit of the Age. Postscript.

Additional information

GOR004682102
The New Eco-Architecture: Alternatives from the Modern Movement by Colin Porteous
Colin Porteous
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
2001-11-22
224
0415256259
9780415256254
N/A
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