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Sustainable - Houses with Small Footprints

Sustainable - Houses with Small Footprints

Author: Avi Friedman
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A presentation of contemporary houses that demonstrates how domesticity can be beautiful and still help the planet. Have we passed a tipping point beyond which we can no longer reverse a course of action that was charted several decades ago Sustainable: Houses with Small Footprints argues that we can indeed detach our dwellings from a dependence on many external systems and resources and adopt other building practices. What is known as living off the grid is possible, and Sustainable presents forty-five houses that demonstrate how architects have implemented sustainable design concepts around the world. These projects show us what time-tested vernacular design principles-including local materials, natural ventilation strategies, and earth shelter construction-can teach us, as well as how the latest cutting-edge technologies-such as indoor farming and living walls made of plant material-can make truly sustainable design possible. The variety and ingenuity of the projects featured here make Sustainable a uniquely coherent and authoritative volume on sustainable residential design.

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General Fields

  • : 9780847843725
  • : Rizzoli International Publications
  • : Rizzoli International Publications
  • : March 2015
  • : 229mm X 229mm
  • : May 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Avi Friedman
  • : 200 colour illustrations
  • : Hardback
  • : 256