Category Archives: Book Reviews

Ajla Aksamija – Sustainable Facades

There is so much in the world today revolving around sustainable design.  Every industry and profession is seeking to register their sustainable efforts.  This is a noble endeavour.  Through the combined effort of Ajla Aksamija and Perkins+Will, an unassuming book about façades has humbly introduced. Sustainable Façades: Design Methods for High Performance Building Envelopes is … Continue reading Ajla Aksamija – Sustainable Facades

Mark DeKay – Integrated Sustainable Design

Hamilton, M. (2011). Integral Sustainable Design: Transformative Perspectives, by Mark DeKay [book review]. Journal of Integral Theory and Practice, 6(3), 137-148. Readers of Integral Sustainable Design are invited through a series of gates into an atrium of design studios each purposefully framed by integrally reflective questions. We wonder about the meaning of the structures we glimpse, and … Continue reading Mark DeKay – Integrated Sustainable Design