|aXXL-XS : |bnew directions in ecological design / |cMitchell Joachim, Mike Silver.
|aNew directions in ecological design
|aNew York : |bActar Publishers, |cc2016.
|a223 p. : |bill. (some col.) ; |c24 cm.
|a"The inside surface of this book's dust jacket is coated with a specially formulated ink containing particulate matter produced by the burning of fossil fuels. As a graphic object, XXL-XS actively sequesters materials harmful to our planet's fragile atmosphere. Here design on a very small scale engages design on the global scale"--Cover.
|aIncludes bibliographical references.
|aXXL-XS represents the emerging discipline of ecological design by assembling a wide range of innovators with diverse interests. Geo-engineering, synthetic biology, construction site co-robotics, low-energy fabrication, up-cycling waste, minimally invasive design, living materials, and molecular self-assembly are just a few of the important advances explored in the book. At one extreme are massive public works, at the other, micro to nano-sized interventions that can have equally profound impacts on our world. From terraforming to bio-manufacturing, a new generation of designers is proposing unique ways of confronting the difficult challenges ahead. In this way design becomes a totality of relationships that affects all disciplines, which can no-longer be thought of as self-contained fields, each handled separately by narrowly focused specialists. --|cProvided by publisher.
Architecture must not only be functionally green, but its formal, conceptual and physical properties also need to constitute a novel and integrated living material system, one that can flourish within the larger world around it.