9781864706468

Rooftop Garden Design

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  • ISBN13:

    9781864706468

  • ISBN10:

    1864706465

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2015-12-11
  • Publisher: Images
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Summary

  • Outlines key trends and advanced design theory
  • Accompanied by numerous full-color architectural illustrations and spectacular detailed photography
  • Will appeal to architects, urban planners (particularly those focusing on rooftop gardens in urban construction projects) and design students, and educators in the design fields

Green roofs - the ultimate in sustainable building practices - continue to generate enormous interest and enthusiasm among architects, landscape designers, and urban planners. This richly illustrated book provides a comprehensive guide to contemporary trends in rooftop garden design, and provides definitive theory and design industry knowledge. The designers of the project case studies are leaders in their fields, and are drawn from across Australia, Chile, China, Europe, Japan, Mexico, Philippines, Scandinavia, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, and Vietnam. The designers provide details on the benefits of their rooftop gardens, offering readers profound inspiration and informative reviews of the work, design considerations, operation and maintenance. This book is essential for anyone working or studying in the rooftop construction, environmental landscape and design fields.


Author Biography

David Fletcher is an urban designer and landscape architect and the founding principal of Fletcher Studio, an innovative and award-winning collaborative practice based in San Francisco. Fletcher holds a Master of Landscape Architecture, with distinction, from the Harvard Design School. He also holds a Bachelor of Art in Studio Art and a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from the University of California at Davis, both with honours. He has taught urban design and landscape architecture at Harvard Design School, the Southern California Institute of Architecture, the Centre d'Etude et díUrbanisme in France, Woodbury University, UCLA, Otis College, USC School of Architecture. He is presently an associate professor at the California College of the Arts in the Department of Architecture. He was also the assistant curator and exhibition designer of Inhabiting Infrastructure at the Harvard Design School.

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