Designing the Sustainable School

Designing the Sustainable School

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Having designed more than 75 K-12 school projects, and with a long-standing commitment to sustainability and a passion for architecture, Alan Ford is perfectly positioned to present this illuminating collection of sustainable school projects from around the world. Designing the Sustainable School is a compendium of ideas illustrating how some very talented architects and committed facility planners are meeting the challenge of creating better schools for the 21st century. They are creating schools that are eco-friendly, embody high-performance design principles, are rich in architectural character, and enhance the health and well-being of students and teachers. The projects represent a wide range of design solutions, aesthetics, location, and scale, ranging in size from the Aga Khan Award-winning three-room schoolhouse in Burkina Faso by Diebedo Francis Kere, to the 2500-student, 260, 000-square-foot high school in Santa Ana, California by LPA Architects. Each of the 45 featured projects is presented with an overview of the components of the high-performance qtool kitq employed by architects to achieve sustainable design goals. Collectively, these demonstrate the breadth of tools that today's architects can employ to build a sustainable future for our children.Alan Ford. 2 3 4 3 1 10 Main entrance 8 Child care 9 15 Sport 16. Exhaust central heating system Look-out and education ... Section of installations tower Concept diagram of classroom heating and cooling systems Section of tower andanbsp;...

Title:Designing the Sustainable School
Author:Alan Ford
Publisher:Images Publishing - 2007


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