Sustainable Building Design: Learning from nineteenth-century innovations by Vidar Lerum
A renaissance in the twenty-first century appears in architecture. After a century of high-energy building design, low-quality lighting and poor thermal comfort, basic questions must be asked again: Is there…
Sustainable Building Design synopsis
A renaissance in the twenty-first century appears in architecture. After a century of high-energy buildingdesign, low-quality lighting and poor thermal comfort, basic 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? When looking for solutions for the future, are there lessons to be learned from the best buildings in the past? The design of sustainable construction explores distinctive buildings and building designs in the 21st century, focusing on the art of architectural masters who have come before.
By dissecting and analyzing large public buildings in the 19th and 20th centuries, materials, techniques and methods were discovered. This book presents the reader with clues and suggestions that will reveal the secrets of these buildings, thus providing the reader with a comprehensive understanding of how these architectural masterpieces work.
Using images, drawings, sections, plans and diagrams that are carefully redrawn for consistency and clarity based on a wide range of documents, Vidar compares the architectural works of the 19th and 20th centuries. The reader is presented with careful analysis of each building, providing a compelling source of ideas for students and professional architects alike..
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