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 Required reading by week:

Week 1:  TEN SHADES OF GREEN EXHIBITION, Architectural League of New York, Curator:
Peter Buchanan

Reading list :

(these books are on two day loan reserve for the fall term)

Architectura, 60 Targets: Post Occupancy Environmental Assessment for the Lui Centre for the Studu of Global Issues, UBC, May 2002.

Barnett, Dianna Lopez & Browning, William D., A Primer on Sustainable Building, Rocky Mountain Institute, 1995.

Birkeland, Janis, Design For Sustainability, 2002.

Buchanan, Peter, Ten Shades of Green, exhibition catalogue text.

Edwards, Brian, Green Buildings Pay,

Jones, David Lloyd, Architecture And The Environment.

Lyle, John T., Regenerative Design For Sustainable Development, 1994

Piano, Renzo, Renzo Piano 1987-1994, Birkhauser Verlag, Basel, Switzerland, 1995.

Satterthwaite, David, ed., Earthscan Reader In Sustainable Cities, 1999.

Steele, James, Sustainable Architecture: Principles, Paradigms And Case Studies, 1999.

US Green Building Council, LEED Reference Guide, version 2.0, June 2001.

Vale, Brenda & Robert, Green Architecture: Design For An Energy-Conscious Future, Little, Brown and Company, London, 1991.


(these books are on hold at the CCA Library desk until Friday, September 20, after which they are available by appointment – minimum one day’s notice – see CCA website)

Bradshaw, A.D., Goode, D.A., and Thorp, E.H.P., eds., Ecology and design in landscape: the 24th Symposium of the British Ecological Society, Manchester, 1983. (Landscaping)

Briegleb, Till, ed., trans Tobias Kommerell, Ingenhoven Overdiek und Partner: High-rise RWE AG Essen, 2000.

Crosbie, Michael J., Green architecture : a guide to sustainable design, 1994.

Davies, Colin and Lambot, Ian, Commerzbank Frankfurt: Prototype Of An Ecological High-Rise, 1997. (Cladding, Services)

Dirckinck-Holmfeld, Kim, Danish Ecological Building, 1994. (Residential, institutional examples, including student housing; general text)

Field, Marcus, Future systems, 1999.

Gumuchdjian, Philip, ed., Richard Rogers: Cities For A Small Planet, 1997

Jodidio, Philip, ed., James Wines: Green Architecture, 2000.

Klingenberger, Inger, trans John Murphy, Recollection And Garbage: Examples Of Ecological Architecture In Northern Eurpoe 1975-1995, 1995. (Residential – some discussion of permacultuire)

Kural, René, trans Kenja Henriksen, Playing Fields: alternative spaces for sports, culture and recreration, 1999. (Programming of public leisure space)

Leatherbarrow, David, Uncommon Ground: Architecture, Technology, And Topography, 2000.

Oliviera, Ana Rosa de, Bahamon, Alejandro and Cheviakof, Sofia, Ecological Architecture: Bioclimatic Trends And Landscape Architecture In The Year 2001, 2000.

Powell, Robert, Rethinking The Skyscraper: The Complete Architecture Of Ken Yeang, 1999.

Ray-Jones, Anna, ed., Sustainable Architecture In Japan: The Green Buildings Of Nikken Sekkei, 2000.

Richardson, Kenneth, ed., John Farmer: Green Shift: Towards A Green Sensibility In Architecture, 1996

Scott, Andrew, ed. Dimensions Of Sustainability: Architecture, Form, Technology, Environment, Culture, 1998.

Thompson, George F. and Seiner, Frederick R., eds., Ecological Design And Planning, 1997.

Vale, Brenda & Robert, Green Architecture: Design For An Energy-Conscious Future, Little, Brown and Company, London, 1991.

Vale, Brenda & Robert, Towards a Green Architecture : Six Practical Case Studies, 1991.

Vale, Brenda & Robert, The new autonomous house : design and planning for sustainability, 2000.  (See particularly Ch 1 and 2: Definitions And Intro To The Problem, The Philosophical and Technical Background and Ch 4: Theoretical Analysis Of Technical Options)

Yeang, Ken, Designing With Nature: The Ecological Basis For Architectural Design, 1995.

Other texts
Brown, G.Z. & DeKay, Mark, Sun, Wind & Light - Architectural Design Strategies, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, 2001.
Canadian Wood Council, Wood Reference Handbook, Canadian Wood Council, Ottawa, 1991.
Fernandez-Galiano, Luis, Fire and Memory - On Architecture and Energy, translated by Gina Carino, The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2000.
Gauzin-Müler, Dominique, l'Architecture écologique, Groupe Moniteur, Paris, 2001.
Greater Vancouver Regional District, Old to New - Design Guide:  Salvaged Building Materials in New Construction, prepared by:  Paul Kernan, Richard Kadulski, and Michel Labrie, GVRD, Vancouver, 2000.
Hawken, Paul, The Ecology of Commerce, HarperBusiness, New York, 1993.
Homer-Dixon, Thomas, The Ingenuity Gap, Alfred A. Knopt, Toronto, 2000.
Kroll, Lucien, The Architecture of Complexity, trans. Peter Blundell Jones, BT Batsford Ltd, London, 1986.
Luchinger, Arnulf, ed. Herman Hertzberger, Buildings and Projects, 1959-1986, Den Hang, Holland, 1987.
Marsan, Jean-Claude, Montréal en évolution, Méridien/Architecture, Laval, 1994.
Pearson, David, The New Natural House Book, Simon & Schuster Inc., New York, 1998.
Suzuki, David, The Sacred Balance - Rediscovering our Place in Nature, Greystone Books, Vancouver, 1997.
Worthington, John, Reinventing the Workplace, Architectural Press, Oxford, 1997.
Zeiher, Laura C., The Ecology of Architecture, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York, 1996.

Other references:
Stefan and Sophia Behling, Sol Power: The Evolution of Solar Architecture,
Prestel: , 1996, Munich and New York. (ISBN 3791316702)

Klaus Daniels, The Technology of Ecological Building: Basic Principles and Measures, Examples and Ideas, Birkhauser Verlag, Basel, 1997 (See Richard Klopp – personal copy for consultation upon request)

Thomas Herzog (Editor), Solar Energy In Architecture and Urban Planning,
Prestel: 1996, Munich and New York. (ISBN 3791316524)

Ed Melet, Sustainable Architecture, NAI: Rotterdam, 1999. (ISBN 9056621181)

Catherine Slessor, Eco-Tech: Sustainable Architecture and High Technology,
Thames and Hudson: London, 1997. (ISBN 0500341575)

Laura C. Zeiher, The Ecology of Architecture, Whitney Library of Design: New
York, 1996. (ISBN 0823015963)

Architecture and Urbanism No.320 (1997:05),Sustainable Architecture/Sustainable Environment, A+U Publishing: Tokyo, 1997.
Architects' Journal, The, 13 April 2000, (Ecological Conclusion), Emap Construct, London.
Architects' Journal, The, 8 June 1995, (Health and Comfort in Offices) & (Green Building Materials), Emap Architecture, London.
Architecture, February 2001, (The Green Machine), BPI Communications Inc., New York.
Architecture, December 1998, (Earth Work), BPI Communications Inc., New York.
Architectural Record, August 1999, (What It Means to be Green) 
Architectural Record, April 1999, (Critique - Could Piano’s Debis Tower in Berlin have been built in the US?)
Architectural Record, October 1998, (Criticism - ...the Debis Tower, by the Renzo Piano Building Workshop...)
Architectural Record, April 1990, (Green Architecture)
Architectural Review, The, January 2001, (Designing our Future), (Forestry Commission), (Arctic Arthouse), (Systems Analysis), (Material Invention), (Lifelong Learning), & (Island Archive), Emap Construct, London.
Architectural Review, The, January 2000, (Project for offices, Catania, Italy - Cooling Towers) & (Industrial Revolution), Emap Construct, London.
Architectural Review, The, February 1999, (Touching the Earth Lightly), (Atacama Oasis), (Hanging Gardens), (Social Engagement), (Green on Show), & (Light Canopy), Emap Construct, London.
Architectural Review, The, July 1998, (Green Vault), Emap Construct, London.
Architectural Review, The, April 1998, (Creche, Bremen, Germany, Nordic artists’ centre, Norway, & Sheppard's Pie, UK), Emap Construct, London.
Architectural Review, The, June 1993, (From metaphorical to ecological Functionalism), Emap Construct, London.
Azure, March/April 2001, (Let there be dark), Azure Magazine, Toronto.
Azure, September/October 2000, (Coffeemakers are forever), Azure Magazine, Toronto.
Azure, January-February 2000, (It ain’t the Royalton but…) & (The Green Gospel According to William McDonough), Azure Magazine, Toronto.
Canadian Architect, January 2002, (Green Buildings), Southam, Toronto.
Canadian Architect, January 2001, (Sustained Discussion), (Designing for Disassembly), (Salvaged Materials in New Buildings), & (Green Acres), Southam, Toronto.
Canadian Architect, March 2000, (Natural Ventilation in Canada), Southam, Toronto.
Canadian Architect, January 1999, (Green Buildng - Mountain Equipment Co-op), Southam, Toronto.
Canadian Architect, July 1996, (Green Buildings), Southam, Toronto.
East West, July 1989, (Ecological Building:  Germany’s Healthful Import).
Progressive Architecture, January 1995, (A Maturing Green Architect), Reinhold Publishing, Cleveland, OH.
RIBA Journal, November 1997, (Earth wind & tyres), The Builder Group, London. 

Canadian Green Product Resources
Canadian Wood Council
Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development Website
(U.S. Department of Energy)
CK Choi Building Information
CRATerre - EAG
David Suzuki Foundation
Écohabitation (Québec eco website)
Ecosmart Concrete
ecosustainable links
Eden Project
Envirolink Network For Change - Greenclips News Digest
International Institute for Sustainable Development
Natural Home Magazine
Owen Rose, McGill 2000, thesis website
Rocky Mountain Institute
Sustainable Building Sourcebook
Sun angle calculations
Thoreau Center for Sustainability
US Green Building Council (LEED Rating System)
Your Home Planet Resources Guide

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