Where the grass really is greener
Eco-friendly building in the world today
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. Well-known
architects like Frank Gehry and Norman Foster are present right
alongside young, up-and-coming creators from Latin America, the United
States, Europe, and Asia. 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.
(born 1954) studied art history and economics at Harvard, and edited Connaissance des Arts
for over 20 years. His books include TASCHEN’s Architecture Now!
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.