Eco Design Case Study

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CHAPTER TWO
2.0 LITERATURE REVIEW
2.1 Introduction
In this chapter, the researcher will expound on design philosophies which are relevant to this study, and which will be applied to solve the presiding interior design problem as well as possible. A number of exemplars who apply these philosophies in their work will be presented, such as the Kofunaki House for the landscape design, as well as examples of important interiors, relevant to this study, which they have designed. The design process of this
2.2 Review of Theoretical Literature
The design philosophies of sustainable design and eco design which will be employed in this study have been discussed and debated about by various scholars.
2.2.1 Review of Theoretical Literature on Sustainability
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(Birkeland, 2002) refers to Eco-design as “responsible design”, and says that eco design can be learned through carrying out certain practices. Eco design measures for carbon footprints, that is, how much carbon dioxide is produced and emitted into the environment as a result of the design created. The aim of practicing eco design is therefore to reduce and minimize the carbon footprint. Open space is featured in a green building design as a micro eco-system in that it can provide habitat for vegetation and wildlife, create a microclimate for users, and increase storm water infiltration for soil and land (Hamin and Gurran, 2009). Eco design is so closely related to sustainable design that the terms are often used…show more content…
It has also been confirmed that adding indoor plants to your office environment—even if you have plenty of windows that look out onto the world—can further increase productivity. Indoor plants in an office can prevent fatigue while carrying out work that demands attention, and the benefits of plants can occur in offices with window views to nature as well (Ruth K. Raanaas, 2011). Plants also provide the added benefit of helping to filter the air and remove mold and

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