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Sustainable Retrofits: Post War Residential Towers in Britain

Asterios Agkathidis Rosa Urbano-Gutierrez



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05 June 2018
Environmentally-friendly architecture & design; Architecture: professional practice; Professional interior design; Conservation of buildings & building materials
Presenting the state-of-the-art in sustainable retrofits in post war residential towers, this book captures and re-informs the current intense refurbishing process that is taking place in Britain, which is part of a global phenomenon happening all over the world, as cities upgrade their building stock in an attempt to comply with governmental emission reduction targets. The authors present inspections of 20 sustainably retrofitted social housing towers, analysing their aesthetic and technical modifications, as well as the shifts occurring in their social structure. The authors use over 200 full colour plans, elevations, photographs, maps and illustrations to beautifully support the statistical and analytical information collected. Finally they include interviews with some of the architects who designed the retrofits, residents and key stakeholders to inform the conclusions.
By:   Asterios Agkathidis, Rosa Urbano-Gutierrez
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 246mm,  Width: 189mm, 
Weight:   998g
ISBN:   9781138689886
ISBN 10:   1138689882
Pages:   290
Publication Date:   05 June 2018
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  College/higher education ,  Undergraduate ,  A / AS level
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Asterios Agkathidis is an architect (ARB) and lecturer in digital architecture at the University of Liverpool, UK, where he is currently leading the MA in Architecture. He studied architecture in Thessaloniki and the RWTH Aachen, and completed his postgraduate studies in Advanced Architectural Design at the Stadelschule Architecture Class in Frankfurt. His built work has been published, awarded and exhibited internationally. His seventh book, Biomorphic Structures, was published in 2017. Rosa Urbano Gutierrez is a Senior Lecturer at the Liverpool School of Architecture, UK, and founding director of the Environmental Ceramics for Architecture Laboratory (ECAlab). She is a registered architect, who studied and worked at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, and the School of Architecture of Madrid. Her research revolves around documenting, analysing and pursuing the invention and implementation of pioneering sustainable materials and technologies for architecture.

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