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Friday, April 13, 2012

Cradle to Cradle Home Design: Process and Experience

Associate Professor Anna Marshall-Baker who is also the department chair and undergraduate coordinator in the The Department of Interior Architecture at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Dr. Marshall-Bakerwho is one of the authors of Cradle to Cradle Home Design: Process and Experience. The publisher's website explains that this resource features:

• Discussion that differentiates c2c principles and competition information
• Sample projects related to chapter subject for users to develop a c2c project for their portfolios, supported with images from the various competition entries in addition to any derived from the exercises
• Interviews with practicing designers to provide insight into their experiences regarding sustainable design and informed design decisions
• Key terms featured in each chapter
• End-of-chapter exercises that demonstrate stages in the design process related to the chapter for students to apply the c2c principles
• Current website links to provide emerging information

The Fairchild Books goes on to say:

"Residential design that is inspired, responsible, and in harmony with the planet: that is the concept behind cradle-to-cradle systems, which seek to go beyond sustainability to the use of waste-free products that return to the earth's lifecycles. Cradle to Cradle Home Design: Process and Experience is a groundbreaking text that offers a case study in this revolutionary design concept via the Cradle to Cradle (C2C) Home Competition, based out of Roanoke, Virginia. More than 600 submissions from students and professionals around the world provide the archive for the book, creating a spirited, smart, and engaging guide that both delights in the possibilities offered by the paradigm, and inspires an alternative approach to design. Developed for interior design and architecture studio courses as well as practicing design firms, this book is a must-read for anybody looking to incorporate sustainable design principles and materials into his or her work."

You can find two copies of this work in Jackson Library.

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