Prime Dense Green: Innovative Building Types for Sustainable Urban Architecture –

The integration of nature in architecture is a key concern of sustainability However, all too often sustainable design is reduced to improving the energetic performance of buildings and the ornamental application of natural green Dense Green explores new architectural typologies that emerge from the integration of green components such as sky terraces, vertical parks and green facades, in high density buildings The book describes green strategies in a comparison across different design tasks and climate conditions In depth case studies on the most relevant building types, consistently presented with analytical drawings made exclusively for this book, are complemented by expert essays that demonstrate the current paradigm shift in the sustainable urban environment From the Contents Dense Green Building Types, by Thomas Schr pfer, architect, Singapore University of Technology and Design Dense Green Building Technology, by Atelier Ten, environmental design consultants and building services engineers, New York, NY Dense Green Landscape Design, by Herbert Dreiseitl, landscape architect, Atelier Dreiseitl Ramb ll Liveable Cities Lab, berlingen Singapore Portland, OR Dense Green Botanical Design, by Jean Yong, plant eco physiologist, Singapore University of Technology and Design Dense Green Urbanism, by Kees Christiaanse, urban planner, ETH Zurich 25 in depth case studies from Europe, Asia and the USA Practice Reports by Foster Partners, WOHA, Ken Yeang, MVRDV and others function e,c function h b,a f.push b,a function g b,a if b var c e.head e.getElementsByTagName head 0 e.documentElement,d e.createElement script d.async async d.src b d.setAttribute crossorigin , anonymous aac.insertBefore d,c.firstChild function k ue.uels g for var b 0 b