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Architecture, Building, CityEcology, sustainability

Urban Block Cities
10 Design Principles for Contemporary Planning

The ideal city is social, healthy and sustainable. Karsten Pålsson outlines such a city in his new book Urban Block Cities. The Copenhagen architect…

Refurbishment, RecyclingPublications

Reuse and Repurposing as a Design Principle in Architecture

This publication explores the potential of historical concepts of upcycling – the qualitative recycling of buildings and building components – and…

Architecture, Building, CityEcology, sustainability

Towards a Resilient Architecture

The book explores the interrelated social, sustainability and spatial principles that underpin the design of more environmentally conscious buildings…


Product and Building Information Management in the Digital Built Environment

PIM for BIM book is an introduction to an area in-between product information management (PIM) and building information modelling (BIM). What…


Details for Passive Houses: Renovation
A Catalogue of Ecologically Rated Constructions

Ecological refurbishment requires know-how and experience. The IBO book is therefore designed as a planning tool that systematically reviews existing…