In the name of Allah the Merciful

Companion to Ecological Design Thinking: Healthful Ecotopian Visions for Architecture and Urbanism

1032023899, 978-1032023892, 978-1032023892, B0B72HXKLV, 9781032023908, 9781003183181, 978-1032023908, 978-1003183181

English | 2023 | PDF | 160 MB | 677 Pages

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This  companion investigates the ways in which designers, architects, and  planners address ecology through the built environment by integrating  ecological ideas and ecological thinking into discussions of urbanism,  society, culture, and design.

Exploring the  innovation of materials, habitats, landscapes, and infrastructures, it  furthers novel ecotopian ideas and ways of living, including human-made  settings on water, in outer space, and in extreme environments and  climatic conditions. Chapters of this extensive collection on ecotopian  design are grouped under five different ecological perspectives: design  manifestos and ecological theories, anthropocentric transformative  design concepts, design connectivity, climatic design, and social  design. Contributors provide plausible, sustainable design ideas that  promote resiliency, health, and well-being for all living things, while  taking our changing lifestyles into consideration. This volume  encourages creative thinking in the face of ongoing environmental  damage, with a view to making design decisions in the interest of the  planet and its inhabitants.

With contributions from  over 79 expert practitioners, educators, scientists, researchers, and  theoreticians, as well as planners, architects, and engineers from the  U.S., Canada, Europe, and Asia, this book engages theory, history,  technology, engineering, and science, as well as the human aspects of  ecotopian design thinking and its implications for the outlook of the  planet.