Thursday, May 20, 2010

Eco-Resorts - Planning and Design for the Tropics

Zbigniew Bromberek PhD MArch MBA,
Architectural Press | 2009 | ISBN: 0750657936 | 256 pages | PDF | 10,7 MB

Eco-Resorts is the first design guide for low-impact, environmentally friendly tourist resorts in the tropics. The book is the first to offer architects practical, detailed guidance in developing resort buildings that work with a tropical climate and meet the needs and expectations of the client and building inhabitants.

The book includes both architectural design and material solutions, supported by theoretical principles, to present a sustainable approach to resort design. It shows how tropical resort buildings do not necessarily require high energy input, in compliance with green building standards. Case studies show how principles of sustainable design have been successfully applied in tropical environments.

* Case studies from the US, South America, Africa, Asia and Australasia illustrate international and relevant best practice in resort design
* Gives practical guidance on all aspects of designing a low impact tourist resort, with particular focus on climatic issues
* Author offers industry insider knowledge, due to his many years' relevant experience in architectural practice designing sustainable resorts for the tropical climates


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