The purpose of this book is to reveal, explore and further the debate on the aesthetic potentials of sustainable architecture and its practice. In contrast to the current model where sustainability is characterized through a collection of mechanistic parts or prescriptive certification schemes, this book opens a new area of scholarship and discourse in the design and production of sustainable architecture, one that is based in aesthetics. The chapters in this book have been compiled from architects and scholars working in diverse research and practice areas in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. While they approach the subject matter from different angles, the chapters of the book help clarify the key principles behind environmental concerns and sustainability in architectural practice. At its very core, the Aesthetics of Sustainable Architecture underlines the connection that exists between our approach to the environment and sustainability on one hand, and our approach to certain aesthetic propositions and practices on the other.
|Title of host publication||Aesthetics of Sustainable Architecture|
|Place of Publication||Rotterdam|
|Pages||80 - 96|
|Number of pages||17|
|ISBN (Print)||906450752X, 978-9064507526 |
|Publication status||Published - 15 Nov 2011|