Sustainable Urban Housing in China

Principles and Case Studies for Low-Energy Design

  • Leon Glicksman
  • Juintow Lin

Part of the Alliance for Global Sustainability Bookseries book series (AGSB, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Leon Glicksman
      Pages 2-7
    3. Leon Glicksman, Leslie Norford, Lara Greden
      Pages 8-21
  3. Design Principles

  4. Technical Findings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Leslie Norford
      Pages 76-99
    3. Qingyan Chen
      Pages 100-115
    4. Qingyan Chen
      Pages 116-123
    5. Leslie Norford
      Pages 124-133
  5. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Juintow Lin
      Pages 136-137
    3. Andrew Scott, Juintow Lin
      Pages 138-145
    4. Juintow Lin
      Pages 146-159
    5. Juintow Lin, Leon Glicksman
      Pages 212-237
  6. Future Steps

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 239-239
    2. Leon Glicksman, Lara Greden
      Pages 240-245
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 246-269

About this book


ENCOUNTERING SUSTAINABILITY IN CHINA Yung-Ho Chang What I am writing is by no means a typical foreword. Instead of introducing the work outside of Beijing, we enclosed a courtyard with buildings and hillside to create a of my colleagues in the Department of Architecture at Massachusetts Institute of milder microclimate. We also employed two traditional materials, earth and wood, Technology (MIT), I will use this opportunity to share my own limited but critical specifically rammed-earth walls and laminated wood frames, to build a structure that experience with the development of sustainability in China. However, I would like to is capable of disintegration and would produce less waste once the house is no longer point out that the authors of this book are among the pioneers for sustainability needed. Although ancient wisdom, rather than advanced technology, was engaged, research and design in China, and they have helped to build the foundation of an we were able to address the issue of sustainability for the first time. After all, ecologically sensitive architecture in China. sustainability is about a way of thinking. Step II. UFIDA R&D Center, Beijing: For this project for a software company, the A CHANGING PRACTICE sustainable design focused on the reorganization of workspaces. The circulation system was transformed into public areas where communication and socialization is As an architect in China, I have been confronted by the issue of sustainability and encouraged and located in zones that receive more daylight and better views.


Buildings Residential building architects building building design design ecology environment housing planning project simulation sustainability sustainable building sustainable development

Editors and affiliations

  • Leon Glicksman
    • 1
  • Juintow Lin
    • 2
  1. 1.Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Fox Lin, Inc.Los AngelesUSA

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