Interior Gardens / Gärten in Häusern – Birkhäuser
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- Interior Gardens
- Book, 22 x 28 cm. 224 Pages.
Hardcover with linen back.
Author: Haike Falkenberg
Graphic Design and Layout: Andreas Hidber
Publisher: Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel
Printer: Kösel, Altusried-Krugzell
Typefaces: Tiempos Text by vllg.com and Brauer Neue by lineto.com
ISBN: Deutsche Ausgabe 978-3-0346-0623-3
ISBN: English Edition 978-3-0346-0620-2
About the book:
Gardens inside buildings represent a sustainable vehicle for a host of ecological and economic advantages. Factors such as improving the indoor climate and the workplace situation and hence increasing quality of life are the critical parameters of this very special design task. This book offers a comprehensive introduction to the planning and implementation of this special kind of garden, taking the concrete planning process as its guide. From design fundamentals and concept development with different typology variants all the way to the choice of materials, the various construction principles, and building services, all subjects relevant to planning are comprehensively presented. The planning information is illustrated with numerous international examples, with projects ranging from a "green wall" as interior design element and private house gardens in Australia, New Zealand, and Germany all the way to award-winning ecological office buildings in the USA and the Netherlands, an old-age home in Sweden, and an indoor park in Canada.
About the design:
The Gardens are inside – so all the images go to the spine, the texts go to the outer frame. Since we had to produce two language editions, english and german, we seperated the layer for the languages and printed the texts in pantone green. Green, of course, because of the subject of the book, and seperately to save money. The book comes with cardboard cover – here again, the green inside, the grey outside.