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Hybrid Environments: The spaces of Sustainable Design

  title={Hybrid Environments: The spaces of Sustainable Design},
  author={Graham Farmer and Simon Guy},
Farmer and Guy argue that despite the apparent consensus around key environmental issues it often seems less clear what factors might define or constitute a green building. They highlight some of the limitations of performance-based and ideological interpretations of sustainable architecture by exploring three recent building developments in the north east of England. Each of the three buildings they examine represents a situated design response to three very particular physical and development… Expand
Re-contextualising design: three ways of practising sustainable architecture
  • G. Farmer
  • Engineering
  • Architectural Research Quarterly
  • 2013
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