Green Architecture



  • The Barefoot Architect: A Handbook for Green Building

    By Johan Van Lengen

    Our Price: $22.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780936070421
    • 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.
  • 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 (
  • Builders of the Pacific Coast

    By Lloyd Kahn

    Our Price: $28.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780936070438
    • Published: October 2008
    In 2004, Lloyd Kahn discovered a group of unique carpenters along the Pacific Coast of North America. Over a two-year period, he made four trips north from his home in the San Francisco Bay Area, up the coast, shooting the photos that appear in this book.To preserve homeowners' privacy, specific locations are not given, but suffice to say this book focuses on the Pacific Coast north from San Francisco up to and around Vancouver Island, British Columbia, latitudes 37 to 49 degrees.There's been a vortex of creative carpentry energy in this part of the world over the last 30 years. Many of the builders shown here got started in the countercultural era of the '60s and '70s, and their work has never been shown in books or magazine articles.
  • Building Cities: Towards a Civil Society and Sustainable Environment

    By Norman Crowe

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781902889009
    • Publisher: ARTMEDIA PRESS
    • Published: October 1999
  • Building Green: Environmental Architects and the Struggle for Sustainability in Mumbai

    By Anne Rademacher

    Our Price: $17.48
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780520296008
    • Publisher: University of California Press
    • Published: October 2017
    "Highly germane to our times, Building Green examines the role of urban ecology in envisioning new kinds of sustainable cities. Rademacher's rich ethnographic engagement with the practitioners of such ideas shows green design in Mumbai to be a deeply moral, intellectual, and hopeful architectural project that is often frustrated or derailed by bureaucratic and other obstacles, making optimistic dreams of a future eco-city all but impossible."--Christina Schwenkel, University of California, Riverside "Rademacher's study of the pedagogy of environmental architecture is novel, her writing is lucid and engaging, and her ethnographic method is well suited for understanding how architects are taught to think about sustainable design."--Swati Chattopadhyay, author of Unlearning the City: Infrastructure in a New Optical Field "Situated in a city better known for its slums and spectacular real estate values, Building Green is a lucid and rich ethnography of environmental architects in Mumbai."--Nikhil Anand, author of Hydraulic City: Water and the Infrastructures of Citizenship in Mumbai
  • Building Reuse: Sustainability, Preservation, and the Value of Design (Sustainable Design Solutions from the Pacific Northwest)

    By Kathryn Rogers Merlino

    Our Price: $49.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780295742342
    • Publisher: University of Washington Press
    • Published: July 2018
  • 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 to Endure: Design Lessons of Arid Lands

    Our Price: $24.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780826347978
    • Published: October 2009
    Lusk (emeritus, architecture and planning, U. of New Mexico), Simon (architecture and planning, U. of New Mexico), and nine co-authors explored the history of human habitation in the American southwest and other dry areas to develop new--and in some cases very old-- ways of creating adaptable and durable communities. The authors address the multiple reasons for changing the approach to building or rebuilding communities: climate change, limited non-renewable energy sources, and excessive water use to name a few. The book is a combination of nuts and bolts guidelines and big picture ideas as well as case studies. Photographs and other illustrations are included. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
  • Buildings Are for People: Human Ecological Design

    By Bill Caplan

    Our Price: $17.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780993370618
    • Publisher: Libri Publishing
    • Published: July 2016
  • Buildings Nature Cities: Andrew Bromberg at Aedas

    By Aaron Betsky

    Our Price: $30.00 - $49.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780500519653
    • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
    • Published: July 2018
  • Change Here Now: Permaculture Solutions for Personal and Community Transformation

    By Adam Brock

    Our Price: $21.95
    • ISBN-13: 9781623170646
    • Publisher: North Atlantic Books
    • Published: May 2017
  • Citymakers: The Culture and Craft of Practical Urbanism

    By Cassim Shepard

    Our Price: $45.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781580934855
    • Publisher: The Monacelli Press
    • Published: October 2017
  • 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.
  • Climate Change and Social Ecology: A New Perspective on the Climate Challenge

    By Stephen M. Wheeler

    Our Price: $48.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780415809870
    • Publisher: Routledge
    • Published: May 2012
  • Climate Responsive Design: A Study of Buildings in Moderate and Hot Humid Climates

    By Richard Hyde

    Our Price: $115.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780419209706
    • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    • Published: September 2000