Most popular Environmentally-friendly architecture & design books
The most popular Environmentally-friendly architecture & design books currently available. Updated weekly.
'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.
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
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...
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.
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.
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.
A spectacular global survey of the buildings `greening' the world's cities, whose conception and realization bring architecture and horticulture into a sustainable whole.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A showcase of how good design can transform any small space into a comfortable, modern, and environmentally sensitive home.
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.
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.
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.
This is the 4th revised edition of the international bestseller.
"First edition published by E & FN Spon 2000. Second edition published by Taylor & Francis 2006."
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.
The first title in a new series aimed at sharing best practices in the conservation of modern heritage.
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.
Contemporary design solutions based on environmental, social and cultural identities.
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.
How infastructure holds the key to revitalizing urban life.
An up-to-the-minute survey of the best sustainable design and architecture.
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.
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.