Two New Books in Store
We’ve got a couple more new books in the store!
A Green Vitruvius by J. Owen Lewis
This second edition improves on an already exceptional resource for practitioners, students, and those interested in green design by taking us through beginning design stages of an integrated design process, primary issues to consider and the strategies and tools to implement them in design. It gives the professional community both historical data and forward-thinking information to guide and assess design. This book is essential to every designer’s library.
-Professor Alison G. Kwok, PhD, AIA
Ecology and the Architectural Imagination by Brooke Muller
By including ecological concerns in the design process from the outset, architecture can enhance life. Author Brook Muller understands how a designer’s predispositions and poetic judgement in dealing with complex and dynamic ecological systems impact the “greenness” of built outcomes. Ecology and the Architectural Imagination offers a series of speculations on architectural possibility when ecology is embedded from conceptual phases onward, how notions of function and structure of ecosystems can inspire ideas of architectural space making and order, and how the architect’s role and contribution can shift through this engagement. As an ecological architect working in increasingly dense urban environments, you can create diverse spaces of inhabitation and connect project scale living systems with those at the neighborhood and region scales. Equipped with ecological literacy, critical thinking and collaboration skills, you are empowered to play important roles in the remaking of our cities.