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POD OFF-GRID: Explorations of Zero-Carbon Waterborne Communities

Jason Pomeroy

$35.00

Specifications

SKU:
90496
Size: 
8" x 10", portrait
Pages: 
208
Binding: 
Flexibound
Publication date: 
Spring 2016
ISBN: 
978-1-935935-15-5
Rights world: 
Available
Overview: 

Despite the continued risk of widespread flooding through Climate Change, living, working and playing on water continues to be a necessity and a way of life for many. In the context of population increase, rapid urbanisation and technological advancement, can water provide a viable alternative to land urbanisation? Architects and urban planners have an opportunity to rethink the city of tomorrow and embrace an element that accounts for two-thirds of the Earth’s surface area. Prof. Jason Pomeroy has pushed the boundaries of sustainable design on land through his research into zero-carbon developments and the role of urban greenery in the sky through his pioneering studies into sky-courts and sky-gardens. In this book he explores ideas behind self-sustaining communities on water that push towards zero-energy. Built case studies from around the World, works on the drawing board and a future vision explore how to address the sustainability challenges of tomorrow.

About the author: 

 

Jason Pomeroy is an award-winning architect, academic, author and TV personality. He graduated with Bachelor and Masters degrees from the Canterbury School of Architecture and Cambridge University, and received his PhD from the University of Westminster. He is the author of ‘Idea House: Future Tropical Living Today’ (Oro 2011) and ‘The Skycourt and Skygarden: Greening the Urban Habitat’ (Routledge 2014), and holds professorships at the University of Nottingham and the Università IUAV di Venezia. He continues to promote the role of architecture in society through his television series, ‘City Time Traveller’ and ‘City Redesign’.

 

 

About Pomeroy Studio

 

Pomeroy Studio is an award-winning international firm of designers and thought leaders of sustainable built environments. The studio comprises of master planners, landscape architects, architects, interior and graphic designers, as well as sustainability consultants and academics. Quantitative and qualitative research complements an interdisciplinary design process that lies at the foundation of their creative design and decision-making. This has allowed the studio to generate people-centred places, from the micro-scale of dwellings to the macro-scale of cities; and push the envelope of design and research by balancing a ‘creative vigour with an academic rigour’.