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Most popular Environmentally-friendly architecture & design books

The most popular Environmentally-friendly architecture & design books currently available. Updated weekly.
Cabin Porn: Inspiration for Your Quiet Place Somewhere
'Addictive ... a charter for wistfulness' Observer<br> <br> 'An enchanting rabbit hole of handmade houses' The New York Times<br> <br> 'The Bible of pared back, natural living' Der Spiegel<br> <br> 'Take a deep breath and let the inspiration sink in' GQ<br> <br> Cabin Porn began as an on-line project created by a group of friends to inspire their own home building. As they collected more photos, their site attracted thousands of submissions from other cabin builders and a passionate audience of more than ten million people. This book is an invitation to slow down, take a deep breath, and enjoy the beauty and serenity that happens when nature meets simple craft.
Passive House Details: Solutions for High-Performance Design
Naturally Animated Architecture: Using The Movements Of The Sun, Wind, And Rain To Bring Indoor Spaces And Sustainable Practices To Life
This video-enhanced book illustrates how the natural movements of sunlight, wind and rain can be used to animate indoor spaces. Based on decades of research confirming our continuing need for contact with nature, the book shows how the natural animation o
BIG. HOT TO COLD. An Odyssey of Architectural Adaptation
Through scorching heat to unforgiving chills, BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group presents a dazzling round-up of adaptive architecture in extreme environments around the world. In coordination with a major exhibition at the National Building Museum, Washington, 60 case studies show how structures can become holistic ecosystems of both economic and...
Sustainability in Interior Design
The environmental impact of interior architecture and design practice is immense. This book highlights the need for designers to adapt the way they work and relearn lessons that have been lost.
Clay and lime renders, plasters and paints: A How-to Guide to Using Natural Finishes
This book was published as an in-depth guide to the selection, mixing and application of lime and clay based plasters, renders, paints and washes.
Innovative Houses: Concepts for Sustainable Living: Concepts for Sustainable Living
Housing is rapidly having to adapt to the global changes of the twenty first century. This book examines the residential design trends that have arisen in response to these challenges.
Garden City: Supergreen Buildings, Urban Skyscapes and the New Planted Space
A spectacular global survey of the buildings `greening' the world's cities, whose conception and realization bring architecture and horticulture into a sustainable whole.
Green Architecture
Sprouting with fresh ideas and sunny outlooks, this compact edition brings together the best examples of contemporary green buildings today. Well-known architects like Frank Gehry and Norman Foster sit alongside young, up-and-coming creators. Each entry introduces a key project through plans, photos, and a close reading of the sustainable and...
Heating, Cooling, Lighting: Sustainable Design Methods for Architects
Sustainable environmental control through building design Heating, Cooling, and Lighting is the industry standard text on environmental control systems with the emphasis on sustainable design.
Wood: Living and Working
An illustrated celebration of how wood is used in modern architecture as a thermal and acoustic insulator and to bring warmth and texture to buildings.
Cabins: Escape to Nature
If you're dreaming about escaping to a beautiful cabin in a stunning setting, or homesteading off-the-grid, then Cabins - a collection of more than 35 gorgeous designs - is the book for you.
Design Like You Give a Damn [2]: Building Change from the Ground Up
Environmental Design Pocketbook
Home Upgrade: New Homes in Remodeled Buildings
Environmental Science in Building
The author is known for his extremely clear, finely crafted text, and the book offers a wealth of excellent worked examples.This text is designed to be useful, at all levels, to students and practitioners of architecture, construction studies, building services, surveying, and environmental science.
Stack, Cut, Assemble ISO 668: How to use shipping containers in architecture
Fire Island Modernist: Horace Gifford and the Architecture of Seduction
Genealogy of Tropical Architecture: Colonial Networks, Nature and Technoscience
'One Planet' Cities: Sustaining Humanity within Planetary Limits
Total Sustainability in the Built Environment
The first textbook in sustainable construction bringing together the whole range of topics from planning through to facilities management in an accessible and engaging way, and complete with illustrations and photographs. Written by experts and including real-world case studies, this book can be used as a core text or across several modules.
Creating Urban Agricultural Systems: An Integrated Approach to Design
Architecture and the Forest Aesthetic: A New Look at Design and Resilient Urbanism
Small Eco Houses: Living Green in Style
A showcase of how good design can transform any small space into a comfortable, modern, and environmentally sensitive home.
Cabin Porn: Inspiration for Your Quiet Place Somewhere
Offers a collection of photography of rural escapes and inspiring stories of people who've created their dream home. This book is an invitation to slow down, take a deep breath, and enjoy the beauty and serenity that happens when nature meets simple craft.
Active House: Smart Nearly Zero Energy Buildings
The book provides an overview of the Active House (AH) vision, intended as a building design method "beyond" the passive approach for buildings of the future that will be more and more connected, smart and innovative.
Passive Solar Architecture Pocket Reference
Public Interest Design Education Guidebook: Curricula, Strategies, and SEED Academic Case Studies
Urbanization: Challenge and Opportunity for Soil Functions and Ecosystem Services: Proceedings of the 9th SUITMA Congress
Make Sense: Architecture by White
Integral Sustainable Design: Transformative Perspectives
Offers practical and theoretical tools for more effective sustainable design solutions and for communicating sustainable design ideas. This book uses Integral Theory to make sense of the many competing ideas in this area and offers a framework for sustainable designers through perspectives of: Behaviours, Systems, Experiences and Cultures.
Architecture and Systems Ecology: Thermodynamic Principles of Environmental Building Design, in three parts
Ecological Urbanism
This is the 4th revised edition of the international bestseller.
Adaptable Architecture: Theory and practice
Landscape Architecture and Environmental Sustainability: Creating Positive Change Through Design
Creating the Productive Workplace: Places to Work Creatively
"First edition published by E & FN Spon 2000. Second edition published by Taylor & Francis 2006."
Habitat: Vernacular Architecture for a Changing Planet
A landmark publication that celebrates humanity's age-old ability to create buildings that are ingeniously adapted to their cultural and environmental conditions, providing enduring lessons for living today.
Creative Ecologies: Theorizing the Practice of Architecture
Concrete - Case Studies in Conservation Practice
The first title in a new series aimed at sharing best practices in the conservation of modern heritage.
Work of MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects: Economy as Ethic
The first comprehensive monograph of this major North American practice - winners of more than 100 awards, including the 2015 Gold Medal from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.
Growing Compact: Urban Form, Density and Sustainability
Form Follows Energy: Using natural forces to maximize performance
Architecture in Context: Contemporary Design Solutions Based on Environmental, Social and Cultural Identities
Contemporary design solutions based on environmental, social and cultural identities.
Durability in Construction: Rebuilding Traditions in 21st Century Architecture
Includes thoughts and experiences from contemporary architects who promote durability in their buildings. This book demonstrates real examples of construction projects with photographs and informative essays. It features experts who highlight the principles, materials and techniques behind durable architecture.
Public Natures: Evolutionary Infrastructures
How infastructure holds the key to revitalizing urban life.
Vitamin Green
An up-to-the-minute survey of the best sustainable design and architecture.
Sustainable Design for Interior Environments Second Edition
Fully-updated to reflect changes in legislation, technologies, international initiatives and products and including global case studies, this 2nd edition integrates the complex topics of sustainability with the design process to enable students to apply the concepts with the same ease as they apply the elements and principles of design.
Places of the Soul: Architecture and environmental design as a healing art
Sustainable Materials without the hot air: Making buildings, vehicles and products efficiently and with less new material
This optimistic and richly-informed book evaluates all the options and explains how we can greatly reduce the amount of material demanded and used in manufacturing, while still meeting everyone's needs.
Passivhaus Designer's Manual: A technical guide to low and zero energy buildings