The book illustrates how, on the one hand, it is possible to gain environmental advantages by compact, dense and mixed building with low resource consumption and high floor space ratio, and on the other to satisfy the demands for modern housing and office building to have good daylight conditions, a desirable location and access to good recreational areas.
The concept of ’compact city’ is illustrated through model studies of building types with high floor space ratios, and casestudie proposals designed for specific areas in the Northern Harbour of Copenhagen and in Kolding. In addition to spatial and urban qualities, wind, light and energy conditions are studied in the compact buildings.
The book nudges customary ideas about density and provides material for a discussion of how to build. Richly illustrated and text in both Danish and English.
Title: Bæredygtig kompakt by / Sustainable Compact City
Format: 22 x 27,5
Publisher: Arkitektskolens Forlag
Page count: 144