Green Architecture



  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bali: Sustainable Visions

    By Isabella Ginanneschi

    Our Price: $30.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780789212306
    • Publisher: Abbeville Press
    • Published: November 2015
  • 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.
  • Building from Waste: Recovered Materials in Architecture

    By Dirk E. Hebel

    Our Price: $50.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9783038215844
    • Publisher: Birkhäuser
    • Published: September 2014
  • 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
    • 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.
  • Constructed Ecosystems: Ideas and Subsystems in the Work of Ken Yeang

    By Ken Yeang

    Our Price: $15.00 - $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.
  • Dense + Green: Innovative Building Types for Sustainable Urban Architecture

    By Thomas Schropfer

    Our Price: $51.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9783038215790
    • Publisher: Birkhauser
    • Published: September 2015
    The integration of nature in architecture is a key concern of sustainability. Dense + Green explores new architectural typologies that emerge from the integration of green components such as sky terraces, vertical parks and green facades, in high-density buildings. In-depth case studies on the most relevant building types are complemented by expert essays that demonstrate the current paradigm shift in the sustainable urban environment.
  • Design Like You Give a Damn: Architectural Responses to Humanitarian Crises

    By Architecture For Humanity

    Our Price: $17.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781933045252
    • Publisher: Metropolis Books
    • Published: January 2006
    Citing a harrowing lack of adequate shelter and utilities for nearly half the planet's population, a compendium of innovative architectural projects from around the world features more than 80 ideas designed to address specific urgent needs in desperately underprivileged areas.