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Title: Ecobuilding: towards an appropriate architectonic expression
Authors: Van Wyk, LV
Keywords: Ecobuilding
Sustainable infrastructure
Infrastructure development
Architectural expression
Environmental planning
Green building handbook South Africa
Issue Date: Feb-2009
Publisher: Green Building
Citation: Van Wyk, LV. 2009. Ecobuilding: towards an appropriate architectonic expression. Green building handbook South Africa, Vol.1 (A guide to ecological design), pp 43-53
Abstract: Environmental planners design and oversee the construction of the infrastructure that substantially supports the built environment. Infrastructure is being described as the basic physical assets of a country, community or organization, and the built environment as comprising urban design, land use and the transportation systems, and the patterns of human activity within this physical environment. Sustainable infrastructure development requires architecture to find an appropriate architectural expression that addresses the key concepts as contained in the World Commission on Environment and Development Report, "Our Common Future", namely: an architecture that is restorative and transformative, and whose execution is a process of change in which the exploitation of resources, the direction, the orientation of technological development and institutional change are all in harmony and enhance both current and future potential to meet human needs and aspirations
Description: Copyright: 2009 Green Building
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/3262
ISBN: 9780620427241
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