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Green Walls Green Roofs : Designing Sustainable Architecture - Mandy Herbet

Green Walls Green Roofs

Designing Sustainable Architecture

By: Mandy Herbet (Editor)

Hardcover

Published: 1st July 2014
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Sustainable architecture is one of the most popular trends today. With dense urban living and less green space available, green walls and roofs are helping to fill that gap. These living structures can be created with vegetation, which helps to absorb rainwater, provide insulation, and lower temperatures while creating a habitat for natural flora and fauna. Green Walls Green Roofs features projects from all over the world, showing how these elements work in various climates. Ranging from the tropical houses in Singapore to inner-city buildings in North America, this richly illustrated book will show you how living architecture can enrich our world.

About the Author

Gina Tsarounas has coordinated and authored a number of travel guides for Lonely Planet before joining Images Publishing as a senior editor. Her wealth of experience is demonstrated in the beautifully designed books now being produced.

This book, with its wonderful photographs, will give the reader new insight into the various forms of sustainable architecture in both public and private structures.--Joan Richards "Chicago Botanic Garden "

ISBN: 9781864705522
ISBN-10: 1864705523
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st July 2014
Publisher: Images Publishing Group Pty Ltd
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 25.4  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.98