Dense + Green

Urban Architecture with Green Materials

The integration of nature in architecture is a key concern of sustainability. However, all too often sustainable design is reduced to improving the energetic performance of buildings and the ornamental application of natural green. Dense + Green explores new architectural typologies that emerge from the integration of green components such as sky terraces, vertical parks, and green facades, in high-density buildings.
The book describes green strategies in a comparison across different design tasks and climate conditions. In-depth case studies on the most relevant building types, consistently presented with analytical drawings made exclusively for this book, are complemented by expert essays that demonstrate the current paradigm shift in the sustainable urban environment.

“Dense + Green is a carefully argued book that brings the reader up to date on the thinking, practices and concerns around ecology and architecture.”

Selected from the table of contents:

• Dense + Green Building Types, by Thomas Schröpfer, architect, Singapore University of Technology and Design
• Dense + Green Building Technology, by Atelier Ten, environmental design consultants and building services engineers, New York, NY
• Dense + Green Landscape Design, by Herbert Dreiseitl, landscape architect, Atelier Dreiseitl/Rambøll Liveable Cities Lab, Überlingen/Singapore/Portland, OR
• Dense + Green Botanical Design, by Jean Yong, plant eco-physiologist, Singapore University of Technology and Design
• Dense + Green Urbanism, by Kees Christiaanse, urban planner, ETH Zurich
• 25 in-depth case studies from Europe, Asia and the USA
• Practice Reports by Foster + Partners, WOHA, Ken Yeang, MVRDV and others


Find the Book here.

Dr. Thomas Schröpfer, Assoc. Head of Pillar of Architecture and Sustainable Design at SUTD, founded in collaboration with MIT

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