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a+u ingenhoven architects supergreen

ingenhoven architects supergreen
539 Architecture and Urbanism
Feature: ingenhoven architects supergreen
a+u; Yoshida, Yoshido (Ed.)
Japan 2015

This special issue of a+u is dedicated to the supergreen® concept of ingenhoven architects. supergreen®, a term created by ingenhoven architects and patented by them, refers to a comprehensive concept of sustainability. The concept recognizes the fundamental importance of the careful use of energy and resources in the design and construction of buildings—from the initial design through to the choice of materials, the construction process, and fit-out of the building. supergreen® also encompasses the issue of the consumption of resources throughout the service life of the building, with the primary and secondary energy balances of the materials, building components, and methods of building being taken into consideration.

The monograph presents 22 architecture projects from all over the world by ingenhoven architects. The issue is rounded off by an essay by Barry Bergdoll, Professor at Columbia University and curator at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and an interview with Christoph Ingenhoven and Martha Thorne, Professor at Dean IE School of Architecture and Design, Madrid, and the Managing Director of the Pritzker Architecture Prize.