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Sustainable Design III (GB)

Towards a new ethics for architecture and the city

The unseen economic, ecological, social and cultural challenges facing contemporary societies are being addressed by architects and planners as they search for a new definition of progress and the right balance between man and the environment. The understanding of design as a collective process based on shared ethics, methods and experiments has been rewarded since 2007 by the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture™, an honor created by the architect and professor Jana Revedin in partnership with international scientific institutions and the Cité de l’Architecture of Paris. The award received the patronage of UNESCO in 2011. The 2011 and 2012 laureates and their achievements are presented in the critical review by Marie-Hélène Contal which discusses the rich global debate about architecture as it addresses society’s transitions. This is preceded by a new theoretical approach to urban morphologies and participatory design, “The radicant city: why sustainable living space grows like ivy” by Jana Revedin, and a foreword by Christopher Alexander.

Published on June 4th, 2014

The winners: Shlomo Aronson, Israel - Carmen Arrospide Poblete, Peru - Teddy Cruz, USA - Vatnavinir, Iceland - Anna Heringer, Germany / Austria - Salma Samar Damluji, GB - Anne Feenstra, Afghanistan / India - Suriya Umpansiriratana, Thailand - Philippe Madec, France - Tyin Tegnestue, Norway


160 p., 22 x 28 cm, 4 colours, quadri, hardcover
39 €

ISBN : 978-207254-370-8

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Collection : Sustainable Design

Omer Pesquer / conception + design + réalisation Web
( proposition graphique initiale : Jean-Jacques Tachdjian )
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