Anne Robinson, Karen Saxby
The rapid depletion of resources and the continuous demand for new buildings are key issues facing city planners, architects, and policy makers today. This portfolio of cutting-edge eco structures from the world's leading architecture firms offers ideas on how to reinvent underdeveloped spaces and also supplies the know-how to plan new buildings that have reduced energy needs and low environmental impact. Thanks to innovations in engineering, buildings made of local and recycled materials can benefit our budgets and our planet. With detailed photographs of contemporary projects-including biometric structures and ones that blend into the natural surroundings-this volume provides an in-depth look at the latest in sustainable architecture.