Creative Sustainable Designs for the Twenty-First Century
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As concerns about climate change and environmental degradation mount, designers strive to be part of the solution, not the problem. From vast architectural projects to modest one-off pieces of salvaged furniture, Green Design shows how the design world has responded to the ecological challenges of the twenty-first century. Architecture journalist Marcus Fairs examines emergent trends such as recycling, ethical sourcing, social sustainability (which considers the welfare of workers), and cradle-to-cradle enterprises, where a product can continually be reused. By showcasing existing green innovations as well as visionary projects that will be built in the coming years, including the world's first zero-carbon city, this thought-provoking volume paints a picture of a future in which technology and ethics merge.
Carlton Publishing Group, 9781847321275, 253pp.
Publication Date: August 6, 2013
About the Author
Journalist, lecturer, and entrepreneur Marcus Fairs, formerly founding editor of the architecture and design magazine icon, is editor of online design magazine Dezeen (dezeen.com). Winner of several journalism awards, Marcus wrote and presented a documentary about Philippe Starck (BBC, 2003), has appeared in the TV series Home (BBC, 2006) and in September 2007 devised and curated the Trash Luxe exhibition of recycled design at Liberty's in London. He is also the author of Twenty-First Century Design (Carlton). Marcus lives in London.