Material Revolution

Sustainable and Multi-Purpose Materials for Design and Architecture

Author: Sascha Peters

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3034610777

Category: Design

Page: 208

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Since it is now clear that in the future many raw materials will only be available to us in limited quantities, scientists have for some time been conducting intensive research into possible alternatives. Sustainability is the order of the day and the magic word for a better future in politics and industry. Moreover, environmental consciousness and a penchant for thinking in terms of material cycles have caught on with consumers: the use of environmentally compatible materials and production methods is desired, even taken for granted by the client. Designers and architects thus have a special role and responsibility. For they are the ones who decide what materials will be used on their projects and thus wield enormous influence on the sustainability of our product world. At the same time, we are dealing with a flood of new materials, which calls for specialized knowledge of their properties, their possible use, and their handling. Material Revolution bridges the gap between research and industry on the one hand and designers and architects on the other by offering a systematic overview of the currently available sustainable materials and providing the reader with all the information he or she needs to assess a new material’s suitability and potential for a given project. Along the way, it examines natural and biodegradable materials, while also presenting materials with multifunctional properties and the potential for diminishing energy requirements.
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Technical Sourcebook for Designers

Author: Jaeil Lee,Camille Steen

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1609018567

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 496

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Technical Sourcebook for Designers is completely devoted to preparing aspiring and professional apparel designers for the growing demand for technical design skills in the apparel industry. This comprehensive compilation presents technical design processes and industry standards that reflect current apparel production and manufacturing practices. Lee and Steen provide a holistic perspective of the role of technical design in apparel production, including such considerations as selection of fabrics, finding seasonal fashion trends, garment construction, and fit evaluation, all in the context of meeting the needs of the target consumer with cost-effective decisions. This edition includes a new section on real-life fit problems and solutions, more information on essential math for designers (such as grading and costing) plus coverage of product lifecycle management (PLM) and sustainability. An all new Chapter 8 on Sweater Product Design explores sweater design and manufacturing. More than 200 new images and newly added color in illustrations to show relevant design details. With versatile coverage of a variety of product categories including women's wear, menswear and knitwear, this text gives students essential tools to develop specification sheets and technical packages for specific markets.
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Design for Sustainability

A Sourcebook of Integrated Ecological Solutions

Author: Janis Birkeland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136568409

Category: Architecture

Page: 288

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With radical and innovative design solutions, everyone could be living in buildings and settlements that are more like gardens than cargo containers, and that purify air and water, generate energy, treat sewage and produce food - at lower cost. Birkeland introduces systems design thinking that cuts across academic and professional boundaries and the divide between social and physical sciences to move towards a transdiciplinary approach to environmental and social problem-solving. This sourcebook is useful for teaching, as each topic within the field of environmental management and social change has pairs of short readings providing diverse perspectives to compare, contrast and debate. Design for Sustainability presents examples of integrated systems design based on ecological principles and concepts and drawn from the foremost designers in the fields of industrial design, materials, housing design, urban planning and transport, landscape and permaculture, and energy and resource management.
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Design communication

developing promotional material for design professionals

Author: Ernest E. Burden

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 216

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To be successful today, a design firm must be promoted effectively. This much-needed book shows how to develop the promotional material to do the job. It covers the entire marketing spectrum for design firms, including: marketing planning and research; di
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Towards Sustainable Building

Author: N. Maiellaro

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401735638

Category: Social Science

Page: 254

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This volume contains the extended versions of selected papers presented at the first Mediterranean Conference "Sharing Knowledge on Sustainable Building" held at the Polytechnic ofBari in December 1999, supported by the National Research Council of Italy. The publication of this book was made possible through the efforts of the contributing Authors. Other people have provided invaluable support for the conference and for the preparation of this volume; in particular, I wish to thank Antonella Lerario for providing support in the final editing of the text and images. 1 As reported in Boonstra and Rovers (200 I) , people spend a great deal of time inside buildings; therefore, decisions about design, construction, use, maintenance, renovation, demolition, reuse and recycling of buildings have a huge impact on the sustainable development of our society. Technical aspects, however, should be supported by adequate policies, developed with appropriate tools and driven by meaningful challenges. For people involved in sustainable buildings, the conceptual frameworks, studies and experiences collected in this volume, organized into three parts - "Policies", "Tools" and "Challenges" - will help to advance knowledge allowing them to adopt and more efficiently implement such innovations sooner.
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Green Building Materials

A Guide to Product Selection and Specification

Author: Ross Spiegel,Dru Meadows

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470880555

Category: Architecture

Page: 400

View: 1944

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To properly select and specify green building materials, architects need advice on how to select and use nontoxic, recycled, and recyclable products, and how to integrate these products into the design process in order to capitalize on their many practical and economic advantages. This fully updated new edition is a reliable, up-to-date resource for professionals and students alike. Written by two nationally known experts on green building methods and materials, Green Building Materials, Third Edition offers in-depth, practical information on the product selection, product specification, and construction process. This new Third Edition is an excellent hands-on guide to today's newest range of green building materials- what they are, where to find them, how to use them effectively, and how to address LEED requirements. Organized by CSI MasterFormat® categories for fast access to specific information.
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Design Paradigms

A Sourcebook for Creative Visualization

Author: Warren K. Wake

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471299769

Category: Architecture

Page: 294

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A versatile toolbox of basic conceptual and visual ideas that can be applied as solutions to all types of design problems.
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