100 Contemporary Green Buildings by Taschen – When it comes to environmental awareness, the world has changed a bit. Or better, it has changed radically. Almost every industry claims to be green, and architecture is not an exception. In fact, architecture may be one of the precursors in eco-friendly production.
This 2-volume, 696 pages publication by Taschen is the living proof. Each of the 100 featured buildings are stunningly beautiful and built with sustainability in mind – as contemporary buildings should be.
Come to think of it, can a contemporary building be anything but green? If it isn’t sustainable, it is old-fashioned, by definition. Fingers crossed we’re entering an era in which the term ‘green’ will be obsolete.
The most exciting new buildings in the world are now almost all environmentally aware, sustainable, and conceived to consume far less energy than ever before. That architecture is one of the major sources of greenhouse gases in the world makes this new trend all the more significant.
This book brings the best examples of green projects from the Architecture Now! series together with numerous new, never-seen-before projects.
This is not a technical book, nor are its contents limited to any predefined category. Being “green” means being aware of the responsibility implied in the construction and use of modern buildings, and there are many ways to express this rising consciousness. Some solutions, the ones generally called “passive,” are as old as the history of architecture, while others are born of cutting-edge technologies. Both approaches and many more are included in this groundbreaking collection of 100 of the world’s most innovative and recent eco-friendly buildings.
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About the Author
Philip Jodidio studied art history and economics at Harvard, and edited Connaissance des Arts for over 20 years. His books include TASCHEN’s Architecture Now! series, and monographs on Tadao Ando, Norman Foster, Richard Meier, Jean Nouvel, and Zaha Hadid. He is internationally renowned as one of the most popular writers on the subject of architecture.