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  • Adobe

    By Paul Graham Mchenry

    Our Price: $24.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780816509485
    • Publisher: Univ of Arizona Pr
    • Published: August 1985
  • Adobe and Rammed Earth Buildings: Design and Construction

    By Paul Graham McHenry

    Our Price: $27.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780816511242
    • Publisher: UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA PRESS
    • Published: September 1989
    An unrevised reprint of the Wiley editions of 1984. It presents both engineering information and detailed technical data for adobe and rammed earth building. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
  • Architecture: Nature

    By Philip Jodidio

    Our Price: $17.50
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9783791335278
    • Publisher: PRESTEL
    • Published: October 2006
    The relationship between contemporary architecture and nature is fundamental to today's creativity. Some architects reject nature or imagine that they can create an artificial world of their own - while others are seeking new ways, aided by science and the computer, to chart new directions for the buildings of tomorrow. From ecologically-oriented designs to the most astonishing new forms, this book shows how essential nature remains to architecture.
  • Authentic Ecolodges

    By Hitesh Mehta

    Our Price: $30.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780061688430
    • Publisher: Collins Design
    • Published: October 2010
    A visual tour of three dozen authentic ecolodges profiled by a pioneering landscape architect surveys leading examples from various world regions and ranks each for adherence to ten strict environmental principles. 10,000 first printing.
  • Bali: Sustainable Visions

    By Isabella Ginanneschi

    Our Price: $30.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780789212306
    • Publisher: Abbeville Press
    • Published: November 2015
  • The Barefoot Architect: A Handbook for Green Building

    By Johan Van Lengen

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780936070421
    • Publisher: SHELTER PUBLICATIONS INC.
    • Published: October 2007
    This book is for people who dream of building a simple home. It is also for those in the building trades: carpenters, masons, plumbers, and artisans, as well as for urban planners, rural technicians, and small community designers. It covers basic design, use of a great variety of natural materials, construction details, natural heating and cooling, and water and sanitation techniques although many of the methods shown are traditional, more modern techniques are shown as well. The author advises readers that resolutely adhering to vernacular techniques can prove frustrating, and advocates utilizing the best of both worlds in providing a harmonious living environment. The phrase “barefoot architect” was inspired by the first architects – builders in ancient times who mixed adobe by treading mud with their bare feet. Barefoot architects produced some of the most incredible buildings of antiquity, including the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. The information presented in this book is mainly graphic, with simple drawings, rather than long passages of text, conveying information and instructions. This publication marks the book’s first English translation. Glossary, Bibliography, Index. Black-and-white illustrations throughout. 703p.
  • Bark House Style: Sustainable Designs from Nature

    By Chris McCurrry

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781423602149
    • Publisher: GIBBS SMITH, PUBLISHER
    • Published: August 2008
    Bark architecture returns today in many forms, as represented and highlighted in Bark House Style. No bark is left unturned! Rustic, refined, natural, organic, unique, sophisticated, timeless, long lasting, sustainable - bark shingles are the material of choice for many architects, builders, and homeowners today. They appear in a breathtaking range of projects: mountain, seaside, or praririe homes; resortlodges and inns; shopping centers; sports venues and other entertainment facilities. Illus., color photograhs throughout. 152p.
  • Big and Green: Toward Sustainable Architecture in the 21st Century

    By David Gissen

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781568983615
    • Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press/National Building Museum
    • Published: 2002
    Published in conjunction with an exhibit of the same title being shown at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC, January 17-June 2003, this volume showcases 50 projects by leading international architects balancing demand for new buildings with respect for nature as reflected in energy conservation. A foreword by the museum's president, color illustrations, and a glossary of sustainable design terms augment the text. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
  • Brad Temkin: Rooftop

    By John Rohrbach

    Our Price: $33.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781934435946
    • Publisher: Radius Books
    • Published: February 2016
  • Building Green: A Complete How-to Guide to Alternative Building Methods

    By Clark Snell

    Our Price: $35.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781600595349
    • Publisher: LARK BOOKS
    • Published: August 2009
    We live in green times. Earth-based, recyclable, energy-efficient materials and earth-friendly construction methods hold much promise for the building trades. This book provides a comprehensive manual for combining materials such as cordwood, earth plaster, and straw bales with step-by-step green construction techniques. Over 1200 photographs illustrate each process, many of them throwbacks to times when buildings were constructed with more rudimentary tools and technologies. Chapters follow the development and completion of specific projects, showing how each step was accomplished. The authors have decades of hands-on construction experience, as will become apparent to anyone who delves into the details of this book. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
  • Building a Straw Bale House

    By Nathaniel Corum

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781568985145
    • Publisher: PRINCETON ARCHITECTURAL PRESS
    • Published: October 2005
    Filled with comprehensive case studies selected from over thirty-five of Red Feather's successfully completed housing and community-based building projects, Building a Straw Bale House documents the organization's collaboration with reservation communities and provides a step-by-step, bale-by-bale construction handbook - from initial site selection to finished product. Complete with information on safety, design, tools, and materials, it is an inspiring lesson for anybody interested in this technique of constructing a house and a hopeful redefinition of the fundamental ideas of architecture and the home.
  • Building with Bamboo

    By Gernot Minke

    Our Price: $35.00
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9783035610246
    • Publisher: Birkhäuser
    • Published: May 2016
  • Building with Earth: Design and Technology of a Sustainable Architecture

    By Gernot Minke

    Our Price: $30.00
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9783764374778
    • Publisher: BIRKHAUSER PUBLISHERS
    • Published: May 2006
    This handbook offers a practical, systematic overview of the many uses of loam, or clayey soil, and the wide variety of techniques for processing it. Furthermore, the book explains particular building methods relating to prefabricated panels, direct forming with loam, weather protection or earthquake resistance. Numerous drawings and photos of construction sites show the concrete execution of earth architecture. Twenty-seven exemplary international projects illustrate the wide spectrum of design possibilities with earth.
  • Clay and Lime Renders, Plasters and Paints: A How-To Guide to Using Natural Finishes

    By Katy Bryce

    Our Price: $39.99
    • ISBN-13: 9780857842695
    • Publisher: Uit Cambridge Ltd.
  • Constructed Ecosystems: Ideas and Subsystems in the Work of Ken Yeang

    By Ken Yeang

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781940743158
    • Publisher: Applied Research & Design
    • Published: May 2016
    Presented here are the assemblies and subsystems used in Ken Yeang's projects, illustrating the ways in which ecological architecture could advance technically through devices and components that articulate and enhance "passive-mode" (bioclimatic low-energy design), mixed-mode, and sub-systems that foster ecological integration between the organic landscape, human occupants, and the inorganic, human-built environment. While the focus of most "green architects" tends to be technical compliance, Yeang's contention is that an eco-architecture needs to fully embrace the natural world and to have buildings designed and constructed as "living systems". Green design is still very much in its adolescence, and there is considerable work to be done. The assemblies and subsystems here illustrate the need for such developmental work. This is Eco-Architecture.

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