Sue Roaf is famed for her approach to design and her awareness of energy efficiency. Here she reveals the concepts, structures and techniques that lie behind the realization of her ideals. By using her own house as a case study, Roaf guides the reader through the ideas for energy-efficient design...
Published November 28th 2012 by Routledge
9/10 Stock Orchard Street, colloquially known as the Straw House, is a house and an office designed by two architects for their own use. Completed in 2000, the buildings were experimental in design, execution and inhabitation, and have resisted categorization, challenged received wisdom and...
Published April 13th 2011 by Routledge
Convergence is based on the thermodynamic premise that architecture should maximize its ecological and architectural power. No matter how paradoxical it might initially seem, architects should maximize energy intake, maximize energy use, and maximize energy feedback and reinforcement. This presumes...
Published July 16th 2013 by Routledge
Performance and Style
Does energy consumption influence architectural style? Should more energy-efficient buildings look different? Can that "look" be used to explain or enhance their performance? Architecture and Energy provides architects and architectural theorists with more durable arguments for environmental...
Published May 16th 2013 by Routledge
Learn how to integrate green strategies into your building design. This practical handbook provides an essential introduction to green design strategies – helping you to understand how to save energy, water and material resources. It provides the information required to make judgments about which...
Published March 21st 2011 by Routledge
As architects and designers, we struggle to reconcile ever increasing environmental, humanitarian, and technological demands placed on our projects. Our new geological era, the Anthropocene, marks humans as the largest environmental force on the planet and suggests that conventional anthropocentric...
Published December 2nd 2012 by Routledge
Promise Versus Performance in Sustainable Design
The World’s Greenest Buildings tackles an audacious task. Among the thousands of green buildings out there, which are the best, and how do we know? Authors Jerry Yudelson and Ulf Meyer examined hundreds of the highest-rated large green buildings from around the world and asked their owners to...
Published January 3rd 2013 by Routledge
Design, Productivity and Ecology, 3rd Edition
This third edition of Green Buildings Pay presents new evidence and new arguments concerning the institutional and business case that can be made for green design. The green argument has moved a long way forward since the previous edition, and this fully updated book addresses the key issues faced...
Published January 6th 2013 by Routledge
What the Users Think
Current assessment methods of sustainable buildings do not adequately account for the users’ needs. Given that over the life of a building, total salary costs far outweigh both operating costs and combined capital and rental costs, the occupants’ needs are not something which should be sensibly...
Published January 25th 2010 by Routledge
If you want an inexpensive, environmentally sound source of energy for your home, you need look no further than the sun. Solar heat is not subject to rate increases, is totally renewable, pollution free and requires little or no technology. It is here for you today, and can easily provide up to 50%...
Published August 31st 2010 by Routledge
Sustaining Architecture in the Face of Sustainability
The Return of Nature asks you to critique your conception of nature and your approach to architectural sustainability and green design. What do the terms mean? Are they de facto design requirements? Or are they unintended design replacements? To start you off, the book is clearly structured,...
To Be Published June 2nd 2014 by Routledge
Provides a critical overview of the main climate influences which shape the design of buildings. Written by experts in their field, the book contains the latest research into climatic design supported by case studies and examples drawn from both historic and modernist practice from Europe and...
Published November 4th 2009 by Routledge
Collaborations with Habitat for Humanity
If you're looking for ways to give back to your community, then this book, the first to profile thirteen projects designed and built by architects and Habitat for Humanity, will help. Detailed plans, sections, and photographs show you how these projects came about, the strategies used by each team...
Published July 22nd 2012 by Routledge
This book offers the first comprehensive overview of alternative approaches to architectural practice. At a time when many commentators are noting that alternative and richer approaches to architectural practice are required if the profession is to flourish, this book provides multiple...
Published June 6th 2011 by Routledge
Sustainability is a powerful force that is fundamentally reshaping humanity’s relationship to the natural world and is ushering in the Age of Integration. The move from well-intentioned environmental friendliness to the higher bar of integral sustainability and regenerative design demands a...
Published March 13th 2013 by Routledge
An Environmental History of British Architecture 1600–2000
This book traces the evolving relationship between the architecture and climate of Britain from the late sixteenth to the twentieth century. Through detailed studies of buildings by major architects it explores how the unique character of the climate of the British Isles has had a fundamental...
Published January 18th 2012 by Routledge
Although solar thermal systems are technologically mature and cost effective, they have not yet been sufficiently used in building design to play an adequate role in the reduction of fossil fuel consumption. One main hindrance to adoption is the generally low architectural design quality of the...
Published October 18th 2011 by Routledge
Principles and Practice of Sustainable Architectural Design, 2nd Edition
Two thousand years ago the Roman architect Marcus Vitruvius Pollio wrote the ten books on architecture establishing the concept of the pattern book offering design principles and solutions that is still referred to in every architect's education. A Green Vitruvius is intended as a green pattern...
Published June 16th 2011 by Routledge
A New Design Discipline
Rural areas worldwide are undergoing profound change creating considerable challenges and stress for its residents and on the ecosystems upon which they depend. Rural design brings design thinking and the problem-solving process of design to rural issues recognizing that human and natural systems...
Published January 5th 2012 by Routledge
Don't forget to take a look at our Architecture journals
Journal of Architectural Education ( new to Routledge)
The Journal of Architecture
Published with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
Architectural Theory Review
Journal of Landscape Architecture
Journal of the European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools (ECLAS)