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Design on the edge : the making of a high-performance building

Author: David W Orr
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2006.
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The story of the building of the Adam Joseph Lewis Center at Oberlin College in the context of ecological design, institutional learning, and the green campus movement.

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Orr, David W., 1944-
Design on the edge.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)607767549
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David W Orr
ISBN: 0262151170 9780262151177 9780262651127 0262651122
OCLC Number: 65538713
Description: xvi, 272 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: I. Context: A meditation on building --
The origins of ecological design --
The design revolution: notes for practitioners --
II. Building: Origins --
The building --
Landscapes: monologues to dialogues --
The gift must must move: reflections on costs, economics, giving, and receiving --
III. Evolution: The politics of institutional change --
Planning to learn: a digression on institutional learning --
The political economy of buildings in the postpetroleum world --
IV. Pedagogy: The origins of the ideas --
The green campus movement --
The rest of the story --
Appendix A. Oberlin College environmental policy.
Responsibility: David W. Orr.
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This is a story about one particular building's design and construction. In other respects, its is a provocative theoretical treatise on ecological design and its implications. Quite remarkable... Read more...

 
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