Biophilic and Bioclimatic Architecture

Analytical Therapy for the Next Generation of Passive Sustainable Architecture

Authors: Almusaed, Amjad

  • Develops an architectural strategy, which integrates the concepts of passive and low-energy buildings, biophilia and human comfort
  • Enables readers to develop a new understanding of biophilic architecture
  • Written by an expert on architecture
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The concept of biophilic and bioclimatic architecture represents one of the most promising ideas in sustainable building. Together with its consideration of ecologically harmless materials and use of renewable energy sources, it brings an enormous quality increase in planning and workmanship, as well as an improvement in inhabitants’ comfort. This valuable concept merits a dedicated discussion.

Biophilic and Bioclimatic Architecture outlines a new movement that aims to create environmentally-friendly, energy-efficient buildings and developments by effectively managing natural resources. The book has three parts:

  • Part I focuses on the impact of human needs on the creation process and assesses the concept of value in architectural hypotheses.
  • Part II opens the way to a new understanding of biophilic architecture as a response to destructive human activities and also considers the side effects of using natural resources.
  • Part III shows the significant benefits of making the connection between climate and comfort that can be achieved through bioclimatic architecture.

Biophilic and Bioclimatic Architecture will enable architects, engineers and other specialists to develop innovative, sustainable architectural designs.

About the authors

Dr. Arch Amjad Almusaed holds a PhD degree in Architecture (Environmental Design) from “Ion Mincu” University, Bucharest, Romania.

Dr. Al-musaed has 20 years’ experience in passive, bioclimatic, and biophilic architecture with innovative orientation of architectural science. He has carried out a great deal of research and technical survey work, and has performed several studies, in the above areas.

He is an active member of many international architectural associations, such as the International Union of Architects, Green Roofs International, Passive and Low Energy Architecture, The City and Ecology, and ISR.

Table of contents (36 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biophilic and Bioclimatic Architecture
Book Subtitle
Analytical Therapy for the Next Generation of Passive Sustainable Architecture
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-84996-534-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-84996-534-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-84996-533-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-5726-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIX, 422
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