Author(s): Alex Sanchez Vidiella & Sergi Costa Duran
Lavishly illustrated with full-color photographs, drawings, floor and aerial plans, "The Sourcebook of Contemporary Green Architecture" features today's most noteworthy environmentally-friendly architectural projects. A range of sustainable design ideas are covered, from bioclimatic strategies to more complex off-the-grid constructions that include passive designs, prefab systems, water-harvesting mechanisms, and green renovations. Projects include building eco-certifications and eco-design solutions that utilize advanced technologies as well as cost management plans. All projects included in "The Sourcebook of Contemporary Green Architecture" have been completed or are ongoing in the twenty-first century and were chosen as highly successful examples of green architects meeting the individual needs and tastes of their clients. It is the perfect resource for architects, city-planners, engineers, and designers looking for both knowledge and inspiration.
Àlex Sánchez Vidiella has worked as an art and architecture editor for more than five years for a number of art, architecture, atlas, and scientific publishers. He is the author of the highly acclaimed Sourcebook of Contemporary Architecture (Collins Design, 2007) and the Sourcebook of Contemporary Landscape Design (Collins Deisgn, 2008). He is presently the architecture editor for MaoMao Publications.