Aquatecture: Buildings and Cities Designed to Live and Work with Water

Aquatecture: Buildings and Cities Designed to Live and Work with Water

By: Robert Barker (author), Richard Coutts (author)Paperback

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Water plays a vital role in shaping our built environment, as it has done for centuries. We depend on it, we use it, we live with it and we must respect it. Aquatecture is the first book to outline new ways of 'designing for water,' using examples from around the world to illustrate methods of utilizing water innovatively, efficiently and safely.

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About Author

Robert Barker is a co-founder of Baca Architects, an award-winning research-led design practice internationally recognised for innovation in flood-resilient and adaptable architecture and spatial planning. Most recently Robert has led the Climate Adaptive Neighbourhoods project for the Technology Strategy Board. Robert was the lead author of the Defra Funded LifE project, Winner of the RIBA Presidents Research Award 2009. Robert is leading the first LifE project of 700 homes in Norwich, Littlehampton, and other projects in Holland and Paris. Richard Coutts is a co-founder of Baca Architects and the director in charge of the Eiland Veur Lent and Nijmegen (Netherlands), a new peninsula to be created as part of an extensive dike relocation program along the River Waal. Richard led the Liverpool South Docks Waterspace Strategy (adopted) to unlock the potential of the water in this World Heritage Site that recently won the Canal and River's Trust 'Regeneration Strategy' Award 2013. Richard is also Director in charge for Canting Basin, the UK's first floating neighbourhood in Scotland and is currently leading on Serenity, a unique house that presents an evolution of the traditional Country House through innovative technological/environmental design and sculptural form.


1 The Draw of Water 2 Integrated Design with Water (The LifE Approach) 3 Waterspace Planning 4 Neighbourhood scale - ZAC Seine Gare Vitry, Paris 5 Aquatecture 6 Building scale - The Amphibious House, Thames London 7 Water Landscapes 8 Regional scale - Room for the River, Nijmegen Peninsula 9 Water Infrastructure 10 City scale - City of the Future, Shanghai

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/01/2016
  • ISBN13: 9781859465318
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9781859465318
  • weight: 1065
  • ISBN10: 1859465315

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