Green Architecture



  • 150 Best Eco House Ideas

    By Marta Serrats

    • ISBN-13: 9780061968792
    • Publisher: Harper Design
  • Above the Pavement-The Farm!: Architecture & Agriculture At P.S.1.

    By Amale Andraos

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781568989358
    • Publisher: Inventory Books
    • Published: June 2010
    Forty years after French protestors took to the streets with the rallying cry Sous les paves, la plage! (Beneath the pavement, the beach!), a new form of radical expression took shape at MoMA's P.S.1 courtyard in Queens, New York. Above the Pavement---the Farm! reveals the groundbreaking efforts of architecture firm WORKac and their team of more than 150 collaborators---farmers, politicians, horticulturists, technicians, soil scientists, engineers, architecture students, and artists---to create a working urban farm, hoisted 30 feet high, using industrial cardboard tubes filled with more than 50 varieties of locally grown fruits and vegetables. Called Public Farm 1 (P.F.1), this new breed of sustainable infrastructure, capable of generating its own power, recycling rainwater, cultivating crops, and encouraging leisure, demonstrated that even the most impossibly utopian visions of green city living are within our reach.Above the Pavement---the Farm! presents a delectable range of ideas and issues situated at the intersection of architecture, urbanism, and food. Featuring a lively melange of voices depicting the making of P.F.1---with contributions by artist and agricultural activist Fritz Haeg, architectural historian Meredith TenHoor, architect Winy Maas, and head chef Michael Anthony of New York City's Gramercy Tavern---this book introduces a new era of ecological thinking and urban sustenance.Inventory Books is a platform for the synthesis of textual and visual research on transformations in urban spaces and culture.
  • Adaptable Architecture: Theory and Practice

    By Robert Schmidt III

    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780415522588
    • Publisher: Routledge
    • Published: September 2013
  • Aktivhaus: The Reference Work

    By Manfred Hegger

    Our Price: $59.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9783038216438
    • Publisher: Birkhäuser
    • Published: April 2016
  • Architectural Theories of the Environment: Posthuman Territory

    By Ariane Lourie Harrison

    Our Price: $22.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780415506199
    • Publisher: Routledge
    • Published: December 2012
    "Humans are the largest environmental force on the planet, making this a new geologic era: The Anthropocene. As architects and designers, we struggle to reconcile the ever increasing environmental, humanitarian, and technological demands placed on our projects. Here, for the first time, editor Ariane Lourie Harrison collects the essays of architects, theorists, and sustainable designers that together provide a framework to help you develop your own guidelines to approaching your work. Each introduction defines a key term, such as biopolitics, animalization, and sociotechnical model, to increase your design vocabulary and highlight themes from the readings. Nine case studies from five countries demonstrate these concepts, so that you can see theory made concrete"--
  • 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.
  • Bark House Style: Sustainable Designs from Nature

    By Chris McCurrry

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781423602149
    • 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 (
  • Brad Temkin: Rooftop

    By John Rohrbach

    Our Price: $33.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781934435946
    • Publisher: Radius Books
    • Published: February 2016
  • Building a Straw Bale House

    By Nathaniel Corum

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781568985145
    • 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.