The author of this book aims to encourage an awareness of sustainability as it is implemented across all areas of planning and design, and the ability to think and act on this knowledge. This book will explore in genuine depth the sustainable strategies that could be applied, along with the practical work of key figures in the built environment, setting these against historical experiences and traditional cultures. It also aimes to revive the discourse around these subjects. Achieving this will require the involvement of architects and structural, energy and environmental engineers, construction businesses and specialists, research institutes and universities. The five chapters and 333 show-cased projects reflect important stages in the architectural and engineering-based design process, stages which need to be addressed when dealing with sustainable strategies in the built environment.
About the Author
Ulrich Pfammatter (1945), PhD. Studied at the ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich. Practice, research and editorial activity was followed by an assistant post at the ETH Zurich, then subsequent teaching and professional work. Set up office with Christian Fierz (ArchStudio architects, Zurich). Responsible for numerous guest lectures, magazine articles, books and research activities: lecturer at the ETH Zurich, at the architecture schools in Horw-Lucerne, Chur and Burgdorf-Bern and at the School of Design, Zurich, teaching the history of design, art and architecture, construction and building technology. This book “Building for a Changing Culture and Climate”
draws on the author’s many years of practice, research and teaching.