Han Meyer & Daan Zandbelt (Eds.)
Can high-rises make cities more sustainable? The question of whether—and how—high-rises can play a substantial role in creating advantageous conditions for sustainable cities is the focus of ten essays in this compact well-illustrated book. Is it possible to design high-rises that energize city life while contributing to a healthy environment through a reduction of materials, energy and costs? Many argue that high-rises deliver positive environmental effects, such as densification, reduction of traffic and C02 emissions. But is it really that simple? Addressing these key questions are international architects, urban designers and professors Peter Bosselmann, Markus Appenzeller, Lora Nicolaou, Meta Berghauser Pont, Emiel Arends, Frank van der Hoeven, Steffen Nijhuis, Andy van den Dobbelsteen, Kees Kaan, Robert Powell, Daan Zandbelt and Han Meyer. A wonderful and timely addition to the architecture, engineering and urban design libraries throughout the world.
6 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches
192 pp / 10 b&w and 159 color
Retail Price: $45.00
delft university of technology, THE NETHERLANDS