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Aquatecture: Buildings and cities designed to live and work with water

Author/EditorBarker, Robert & Coutts, Richard (Author)
Coutts, Richard (Baca Architects, London (Author)
Publisher: RIBA Publishing
ISBN: 9781859465318
Pub Date01/01/2016
BindingPaperback
Pages320
Dimensions (mm)190(h) * 260(w)
$62.75
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Availability: 181 In Stock
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Water plays a vital role in shaping our built environment, as it has done for centuries. We depend on it, we use it, we live with it and we must respect it. Aquatecture is the first book to outline new ways of `designing for water,' using examples from around the world to illustrate methods of utilizing water innovatively, efficiently and safely.
The first part of the book explores the historical relationship between water and architecture, examining how cities and civilisations have been drawn to water and have attempted to control it. The chapters go on to assess how this relationship has changed over time, and introduce readers to a range of brand new techniques that will revolutionise the way we think about water, design and urban planning. Solutions such as amphibious housing, wet-proof buildings, zero carbon development, rain gardens, flood storage and new methods of waterfront design are discussed and their effectiveness assessed.ãããã
Full colour illustrations and international case studies are used throughout the book to bring these new theories to life; practical, technical advice sits alongside truly ground-breaking and ambitious ideas for the future. This book is an ideal reference tool for all architects, urban designers, planners and sustainability experts who have an interest in creating a beautiful, sustainable, intelligent and pleasurable built environment on land, in water and with water.

Water plays a vital role in shaping our built environment, as it has done for centuries. We depend on it, we use it, we live with it and we must respect it. Aquatecture is the first book to outline new ways of `designing for water,' using examples from around the world to illustrate methods of utilizing water innovatively, efficiently and safely.
The first part of the book explores the historical relationship between water and architecture, examining how cities and civilisations have been drawn to water and have attempted to control it. The chapters go on to assess how this relationship has changed over time, and introduce readers to a range of brand new techniques that will revolutionise the way we think about water, design and urban planning. Solutions such as amphibious housing, wet-proof buildings, zero carbon development, rain gardens, flood storage and new methods of waterfront design are discussed and their effectiveness assessed.ãããã
Full colour illustrations and international case studies are used throughout the book to bring these new theories to life; practical, technical advice sits alongside truly ground-breaking and ambitious ideas for the future. This book is an ideal reference tool for all architects, urban designers, planners and sustainability experts who have an interest in creating a beautiful, sustainable, intelligent and pleasurable built environment on land, in water and with water.

* Robert Barker is a co-founder of Baca Architects, an award-winning research-led design practice internationally recognised for innovation in flood-resilient and adaptable architecture and spatial planning. Robert is leading the first LifE project of 700 homes in Norwich, Littlehampton, and other projects in Holland and Paris. * Richard Coutts is a co-founder of Baca Architects and the director in charge of the Eiland Veur Lent and Nijmegen (Netherlands), a new peninsula to be created as part of an extensive dike relocation program along the River Waal. Richard is also Director in charge for Canting Basin, the UK's first floating neighbourhood in Scotland.

1 The Draw of Water 2 Integrated Design with Water (The LifE Approach) 3 Waterspace Planning 4 Neighbourhood scale - ZAC Seine Gare Vitry, Paris 5 Aquatecture 6 Building scale - The Amphibious House, Thames London 7 Water Landscapes 8 Regional scale - Room for the River, Nijmegen Peninsula 9 Water Infrastructure 10 City scale - City of the Future, Shanghai

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