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Author Agkathidis, Asterios, 1974- author

Title Sustainable retrofits : post war residential towers in Britain / Asterios Agkathidis and Rosa Urbano Gutiérrez
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 290 pages)
Contents Public high-rise blocks in Britain : a brief review of their historic context -- Carbon emissions reduction. The need for sustainable retrofits -- Types and techniques : a retrofit manual -- Tower block retrofits -- Conversations with the architects -- Final discussion
Summary Presenting the state-of-the-art in sustainable retrofits in post war residential towers, this book captures and re-informs the current intense refurbishing process that is taking place in Britain, which is part of a global phenomenon happening all over the world, as cities upgrade their building stock in an attempt to comply with governmental emission reduction targets. The authors present inspections of 20 sustainably retrofitted social housing towers, analysing their aesthetic and technical modifications, as well as the shifts occurring in their social structure. The authors use over 200 full colour plans, elevations, photographs, maps and illustrations to beautifully support the statistical and analytical information collected. Finally they include interviews with some of the architects who designed the retrofits, residents and key stakeholders to inform the conclusions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Buildings -- Retrofitting -- Great Britain
High-rise apartment buildings -- Environmental aspects -- Great Britain
Public housing -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century
Sustainable architecture
Sustainable buildings
ARCHITECTURE / Adaptive Reuse & Renovation
ARCHITECTURE / Buildings / Landmarks & Monuments
ARCHITECTURE / Professional Practice
Buildings -- Retrofitting.
High-rise apartment buildings -- Environmental aspects.
Public housing.
Sustainable architecture.
Sustainable buildings.
United Kingdom.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Urbano Gutiérrez, Rosa, author
ISBN 113498555X (electronic bk.)
1315537346 electronic book
9781134985555 (electronic bk.)
9781315537344 electronic book
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hardcover ; alkaline paper
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