Surveying humanity's impact on the planet, with contributions from Donna Haraway, Bill McKibben, Greta Thunberg, Bruno Latour, Alice Waters and others
This timely book, in the form of an encyclopedia, considers the totality of issues surrounding the Anthropocene, that geologic era characterized by humanity's vast impact on the Earth.
Is the shift to renewable energy and digital devices going to free us from severe pollution, material shortages, and military tensions?
Over the last 20 years, the Enterprise Rose Fellows--a program of Enterprise Community Partners--have gained a deep understanding of the conditions that cause housing insecurity, poverty, and injustice by embedding themselves in the communities where they work.
Hollaway is an architectural and interior design practice that embraces the past, the present, and the future and places people and feeling at the core of its architecture philosophy.
- An insight into the Chinese designer Xu Gang and the earth-conscious, innovative design brand he helped found, Bentu- Explores the company's contemporary design aesthetic alongside their emphasis on sustainability and reuse of materialsBentu is an award-winning, cutting-edge Chinese design company founded in 2011.
The past two decades have witnessed a resurgence of ecological ideas and ecological thinking in discussions of urbanism, society, culture, and design.
Beautiful China is the title of the Chinese government's broad policy to ensure the traditions and esthetics of Chinese culture not only survive as heritage but apply to contemporary society and to the future. Beautiful China is also nested within the larger policy concept of creating an "ecological civilization."
Houston Genetic City offers a vision for a future Houston as a global city, beyond its current petro-economy, its laissez-faire land speculation, and its notorious sprawl.
The construction and operation of buildings is responsible for 41 percent of all primary energy use and 48 percent of all carbon emissions, and the impact of the demolition and removal of an older building can greatly diminish the advantages of adding green technologies to new construction.
Shipping Container Homes is a complete guide to what container homes are. It describes how they work and the cost that they imply as well as outlines the usual mistakes people make when buying and building shipping container homes and how to avoid these pitfalls.
- This book touches some hot topics: sustainability, climate change and the circular economy and explores how design relates to these issues- Beautifully illustrated with colorful and inspiring images and behind-the-scenes shots of the design processWe live in the age of the Anthropocene: human activity is the dominant force affecting the climate and man-made and organic materials are becoming irr
From the ski slopes of Utah to the frigid tundra of northwestern Russia, Snowbound celebrates contemporary design in cold climates with a focus on sustainability.