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This book aims to establish a strategy for sustainable design, and for understanding the decisions that need to be made in the design of a complex building type such as the skyscraper. The author presents a general framework for looking at ecological design, a step-by-step guide to examining the fundamental premises of such an approach as well as its practical applications to the contemporary skyscraper. Issues discussed include the use of energy and materials and their physical impact on the ecosystem, illustrated with case studies from Yeang's own projects, experiments and research.

The green skyscraper - Ken Yeang

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Title
The green skyscraper - the basis for designing sustainable intensive buildings
Author
Ken Yeang
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Prestel
Language
English
UK Publication Date
19981001

This book aims to establish a strategy for sustainable design, and for understanding the decisions that need to be made in the design of a complex building type such as the skyscraper. The author presents a general framework for looking at ecological design, a step-by-step guide to examining the fundamental premises of such an approach as well as its practical applications to the contemporary skyscraper. Issues discussed include the use of energy and materials and their physical impact on the ecosystem, illustrated with case studies from Yeang's own projects, experiments and research.

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Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Architecture - Environmental aspects.|Architecture - Designs and plans.|Skyscrapers - Environmental aspects.
Country of Publication
Germany
Number of Pages
184

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