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Sustainability practice in architecture: from assessment to design


Sustainability practice in architecture: from assessment to design

The projects demonstrates regional applications of assessment and design decision-making tools in sustainabe construction as solutions to satisfy basic needs. 

Forum Details

Basic Needs
September 15 to September 18, 2004

Project Details
Holcim Forum Prize
3rd prize
Student Poster Competition
Johanna Maria Loots
Main Author
Johanna Maria Loots
University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) South Africa
Holcim Foundation

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