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Annotation #1

Gissen, David. “Subnature: Architecture’s Other Environments”. Princeton Architectural

Press. 01 November 2005. Print.


David Gissen is a Professor at the California College of the Arts, a visiting professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, History Theory Criticism program and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture. Presented numerous lectures schools in the United States and Europe and teaches in areas of architecture, urban, and landscapes. Gissen is the author of books, essays, exhibitions and experimental writings and projects about environments, landscapes, cities, and buildings from our time and the historical past. In addition to these texts, David is also the editor of several book-length works including the “Territory” issue of AD (Architecture Design) Magazine. “Subnature Architectural Environments” is a paper bound, soft cover book. Published by Yale Publishing Company and proves to be useful to scholars, educators and working professional in an array of fields. It proved useful information directed to sustainable alternatives for both construction methods and design materials. This book emphasizes many flaws and and draw backs to traditional methods of construction, making this text paramount to the topic of discussion. It not only critiques traditional means of building, but justifies these ideas by giving logical and feasible alternatives.





Annotation #2

Wallace, Scott. “Deforestation, Last of the Amazon; National Geographic”. National Geographic

Partners, LLC. National Geographic Society. January 2017. Magazine, Volume Last of the Amazon.


Scott Wallace is an award-winning writer, photographer, broadcast journalist and public speaker who covers the environment, vanishing cultures, and conflict over land and resources in the world’s volatile frontier regions. He is a former Central America Correspondent for CBS News, Newsweek, and the Guardian. Scott Wallace graduated from Yale University with a degree in philosophy and a degree in Journalism and Broadcast Reporting. His works are constructed with an emphasis on international politics and the exploit of natural resources creating a stable audience of scholars, educators, activists, and environmental industries. This particular article was published in 2007 in a volume of National Geographic Magazine. I used an article that he wrote called “Last of the Amazon” that was publish in a volume of National Geographic, which a golden star magazine and internationally publicized magazine that hold countless awards and supported by numerous reputable authors and photographers. This article in particular touched base on a major issue covered in my paper, the impact of deforestation and the implications it holds for the future if we continue down this path. Creates a foundation of my argument to why alternatives of need to be found and materialized quickly.





Annotation #3

Slowey, Kim. “Wood Construction: How does it stack up?”. Construction Dive. National

Geographic Society. January 2017. Magazine, Volume Last of the Amazon.


Kim Slowey is a writer who has been active in the construction industry for the last 25 years and is licensed as a certified general contractor in Florida. She received her BA in Mass Communications/Journalism from the University of South Florida and has experience in both commercial and residential construction. She is currently a writer and editor for Industrydive.com. A company that analyze and publish in depth feature articles. Prioritizing how designers and developers build intuitive products that are device agnostic. Making business news easy to read, meaningful, and fun. This is an online article from their website on the sustainable alternative of steel framing. This specifically reflects on the topics that are represented within this paper. Becoming an extremely useful and professional precedence for information and data to be referenced. Mainly used for reading and creating an understanding in the sustainability attributes of steel compared to wood.



Annotation #4

Multiple Authors. “Sustainability of Steel Framed Building”. Stalby Gnads Institute. Source

Files, Website. <http://www.stalbyggnadsinstitutet.se/uploads/source/files/Artiklar/SBI-      Sustainability_of_steel_framed_buildings.pdf>


This is an embodiment of sustainability information and understanding condensed into criteria. More precisely this educational reference document is a summary on the principals of sustainability criteria for construction and demonstrated the sustainability of steel construction concerning some key environmental issues in world more prominently in the America and Europe. This document is a paper reference tool with an enormous amount of information on steel sustainability. I acquired a PDF format from the internet and I was extremely useful. This document would primarily target an audience of working professionals in the construction industry, students and scholars that emphasize a study in construction methods or architecture and development. It can also be used to understand both the economic and ecological impacts of building materials. I in particular found this reference document extremely useful pertaining this particular essay as it not only gives useful information about steel construction sustainability, and sustainable design. But also, the recycling and reuse of steel materials. Emission production of the creation of theses steel members and key issues of steel construction like operational energy, waste and land-use and the impacts of the indoor environment.

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