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The Resource Aquatecture : buildings and cities designed to live and work with water, by Robert Barker and Richard Coutts

Aquatecture : buildings and cities designed to live and work with water, by Robert Barker and Richard Coutts

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Aquatecture : buildings and cities designed to live and work with water
Title
Aquatecture
Title remainder
buildings and cities designed to live and work with water
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by Robert Barker and Richard Coutts
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Water plays a vital role in shaping our built environment, as it has done for centuries. We depend on it, we use it, we live with it and we must respect it. Aquatecture is the first book to outline new ways of designing for water, using examples from around the world to illustrate methods of utilizing water innovatively, efficiently and safely. The first part of the book explores the historical relationship between water and architecture, examining how cities and civilisations have been drawn to water and have attempted to control it. The chapters go on to assess how this relationship has changed over time, and introduce readers to a range of brand new techniques that will revolutionise the way we think about water, design and urban planning. Solutions such as amphibious housing, wet-proof buildings, zero carbon development, rain gardens, flood storage and new methods of waterfront design are discussed and their effectiveness assessed. Full colour illustrations and international case studies are used throughout the book to bring these new theories to life; practical, technical advice sits alongside truly ground-breaking and ambitious ideas for the future. This book is an ideal reference tool for all architects, urban designers, planners and sustainability experts who have an interest in creating a beautiful, sustainable, intelligent and pleasurable built environment on land, in water and with water
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ERASA
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Barker, Robert
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Coutts, Richard
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  • Water and architecture
  • Sustainable architecture
  • City planning
Label
Aquatecture : buildings and cities designed to live and work with water, by Robert Barker and Richard Coutts
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Water: friend or foe? -- Life: integrating design with water -- Waterfront planning -- Hydroscapes -- Water and energy infrastructure -- Aquatecture: flood-proof buildings -- Case study: building: amphibious house -- Case study: neighbourhood: Seine Gare Vitry -- Case study: city: Shanghai, future city -- Case study: regional, Nijmegen and Lent
Control code
ocn893408875
Dimensions
19 x 26 cm
Extent
305 pages
Isbn
9781859465318
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps
Label
Aquatecture : buildings and cities designed to live and work with water, by Robert Barker and Richard Coutts
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Water: friend or foe? -- Life: integrating design with water -- Waterfront planning -- Hydroscapes -- Water and energy infrastructure -- Aquatecture: flood-proof buildings -- Case study: building: amphibious house -- Case study: neighbourhood: Seine Gare Vitry -- Case study: city: Shanghai, future city -- Case study: regional, Nijmegen and Lent
Control code
ocn893408875
Dimensions
19 x 26 cm
Extent
305 pages
Isbn
9781859465318
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps

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