Sustainable Homes: 26 Designs that Respect the Earth|
by James Grayson Trulove (Author)
Sustainable Homes puts to rest the stigma that "green architecture" is
unattractive and unsuitable for residential architecture.For the houses shown in
this volume represent design equal to or superior to most conventional houses.
Each of these "eco" houses is unique. Some tread lightly on the site by nestling
into the land. Others are designed to be extremely well suited to the climactic
zones in which they are built. Many use materials that do no harm to the
environment—materials that are recycled, salvaged, or harvested.
The houses featured in Sustainable Homes are designed by today's top architects
such as Obie Bowman, Fernau and Hartman, Hanrahan and Meyers, and Lake/Flato.
They reveal how much the parameters of ecological design have expanded in just a
few short years. Over two dozen individual houses are featured -- from locations
as diverse as a Canadian cove to the Arizona desert, from Kansas plains to the
Norwegian coast, from California bluffs to South Carolina wetlands -- each
described through descriptions, photographs, plans, drawings, and schematics.
About the Author
James Grayson Trulove is an author, publisher, and editor of books on the
subjects of architecture, landscape architecture, and garden design. His recent
books include New Sustainable Homes, 25 Apartments and Lofts Under 2500 Square
Feet, and Prefab Now. He resides in Washington, D.C., and New York.
Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Collins Design (March 30, 2004)