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Designing for the Climate Emergency: A Guide for Architecture Students

Designing for the Climate Emergency: A Guide for Architecture Students

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Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd, ISBN: 9781859469644Editors: Sofie Pelsmakers, Elizabeth Donovan, Aidan Hoggard Format: Softcover 304 pp

Climate change is not distant. It is underway. This book guides you as an architecture student to create truly sustainable designs, reflecting the urgent need for action. It tackles the quadruple challenges of the climate emergency: Adapting to a changing climate Climate change mitigation Creating a positive and restorative design Improving climate justice locally and globally. Focussing on holistic design approaches through 10 key themes, it will help you integrate into your design projects consistently high values from all areas of sustainable architecture.

Structured around the different stages of the design process through five illustrated chapters, it highlights what you need to consider when developing a project and when to think about it. Reflecting what is required by years of study, it outlines what a year 1 or year 3 student should be aiming for. This provides step-by-step guidance, preparing you for architecture practice. Unique features include: key recommendation checklists, measurements against the UN Sustainable Development Goals, readings, case studies, student examples, notes and an extensive glossary. Become inspired and moreconfident to build a sustainable tomorrow.