11:43 PMLiving Systems
* Publisher: Birkhäuser Basel
Living Systems provides a variety of new material technologies for landscape architecture dar. The projects and materials are created in close collaboration of designers, engineers, scientists and environmentalists. Through a combination of theoretical background, practical presentation and technology move on issues such as growth, flow, metabolism, climate and weather phenomena in the center.
The presentation links the materials and technologies according to their modes of operation, processes and properties together. Detailed drawings and photos illustrate the design-36 international projects and 23 material samples. The complex systems vertical growth structures, flood prevention, storm water drainage systems are part of and to minimize soil erosion.
Example projects are coming from West8 (Netherlands), GROSS.MAX (UK), Weiss-Manfredi Architects (USA), Kathryn Gustafson (USA) and Vogt Landscape Architects (Switzerland).
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