Inspired Homes: Architecture for Changing Times

Images Publishing

Avi Friedman

  • Current modes of residential design are facing challenges of both philosophy and form.

    Approaches that have prevailed in past decades no longer sustain new demands and require innovative rethinking. The need for a new outlook is propelled by fundamental changes to the environment, economy and society.

    Design for passive solar gain, solar-powered homes, minimising a dwellings physical footprint, Net-Zero residences and preserving a sites natural assets are some of the strategies that the architects and builders featured in this book are integrating into their thought processes and design practices.

    An important book written by a world expert in the field, Inspired Homesᅠoffers information on contemporary sustainable design concepts and illustrates them with examples of truly outstanding design.

  • ISBN: 9781864704921

    Dimensions: 254mm x 254mm

    Page Count: 224

    Publication Date: May 2013

    Colour: Full Colour

  • Melbourne Home design & Living

    According to Avi Friedman, two key areas are likely to guide future design: responding to social and lifestyle changes and considering environmental pressures. With this in mind, his latest book Inspired Homes: Architecture for Changing Times delves deep into the ethical challenges faced by contemporary architectural design, focusing specifically on affordability, sustainability and adaptability.

    The book features stunning residences collated by Friedman from around the world, and illustrates how innovative design can provide a solution for modern global strains such as space, density, population growth and an ageing population. Utilising sustainable methods such as passive solar gain, solar-powered homes, minimising a homes carbon footprint, and preserving a sites natural assets are some of the strategies that the architects and builders featured in this book are integrating into their thought processes and design practices. - Sep 2013


    My Property Preview

    Celebrating all that is good about sustainable design, the author - an expert in the field - says that social pressures and environmental considerations are calling for a rethink in the way we design our dwellings. Inspired Homes is filled with examples of sustainably designed buildings that address the call for a new outlook and innovative thinking. - Aug 2013


    Belle Magazine

    For those who want their dwellings to have as little impact on the planet as possible, this title shows how to put your aspirations into practice. Written by a world expert in sustainable design, it shows that architecture in this field need not sacrifice form in favour of function, while discussing such concepts as passive solar gain and 'net-zero' residences. - June 2013


    The Age, Domain

    Stunning dwellings feature, curated by Friedman from around the world, yet they illustrate his focus on homes that respond to modern strains around consumption, space, density, changes in nuclear family orientations, population growth and an ageing population. - May 2013


 


Category: Sustainable




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