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Sustainable Living: Masterpieces of Ecological Arc
by Marco Moro

ISBN: 9788854405943
PUBLISHER: White Star
FORMAT: Hardback
PAGES: 272
PUBLICATION DATE: 31.03.2011
DIMENSIONS: 360mmX260mmX28mm 2427grams

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When people say "ecological house," they can be referring to any one of an infinite number of project plans destined to produce the least predictable outcomes you could possibly imagine. The simple definition of an ecological house, in fact, does not correspond to a universally applicable style, nor to a technology or means of construction capable, per se, of representing it exhaustively. Ecological architecture measures itself with and adapts, above all, to the place - whether the context is urban, suburban, rural, or natural - with its environmental features, landscape, available resources, culture, and characteristic social and economic dynamics. If one were simply to call it "conscious architecture," one could not go wrong. How does one achieve the aim of realizing an "ecological" dwelling? With technological exaggeration, or with a nostalgic return to the vernacular? By means of a reaction to the modern, or with the intention of giving new meanings to this term? In the majority of instances, adopting this innovative project approach has led to the recovery of materials, constructional traditions, and forms of wisdom that had been ignored and forgotten, to revitalize and give them a new chance. But at the same time, the desire to soften the impact of construction upon the environment has become the driving principle of technological innovation in materials, in constructional systems, in systems layout. Th

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