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Appropriate Sustainabilities New Ways in French Architecture

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ISBN-10: 3764367385

ISBN-13: 9783764367381

Edition: 2003

Authors: Mark (Ed) Emery, Luciana Ravanel

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Whilst France's contemporary architecture is highly regarded throughout the world, her architects have hardly been leading protagonists in the debate on ecological building. The developments featured in this book, however, should serve to correct this impression. Between 1999- 2002 Electricit de France (EDF) initiated an ambitious research programme to bring together first-class architects and innovative technologies involving renewable energy, strategies to reduce energy consumption, newly developed software programs to support ecologically oriented architectural design etc. The goal was to create sustainable and aesthetically pleasing architecture. This book documents the submissions from…    
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Book details

List price: $56.50
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Birkhauser Verlag
Publication date: 10/25/2002
Binding: Paperback
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.39" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

The Foundations of a Partnership: History of the partnership between architects and the research engineers of the EDF Groupp. 7
Technological Innovation and New Architecture: History and Future Prospectsp. 11
Towards A New Architecturep. 21
Wind and Tide Energy: Refitting the Submarine Base of Keroman. Lorientp. 22
Sustainability, a Proposal: a Building of the Future: Proposalsp. 28
[Un]plug Building: An Office Building. Paris-La-Defensep. 34
Unobtrusive Sustainability: The Headquarters of an International Organisation. Genevap. 42
Sociology, Architecture and Technologies: Collective Housing in Marseillep. 48
Research and Thinkingp. 59
From the Concept Car to the Concept Office: New Workplacesp. 60
Prior Assessment of High Environmental Quality Projects: The Professional Wayp. 68
Structures, Lighting and other Amzing Topics: Some Thoughtsp. 74
Rethinking the Museum: Identity and Local Culturep. 80
Contemporary Projectsp. 85
Thoughts on High Environmental Quality (HEQ): Collective Housing. Rennes Cultural Amenities and Energy Savingp. 86
Architectural Expression and Sustainable Development: Sustainable Social Housing. Rennesp. 96
Architecture and Sustainable Development: Architecture is Built to Carry Meaningp. 102
Towards an Architecture of Light: The Regional Municipal Library. Marseillep. 108
An Architectural Presence: The Media Centre. Troyesp. 114
Annexesp. 123
Glossaryp. 124
Bibliographyp. 130
Biographiesp. 132
Project Datap. 138
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