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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.
Homesick: Why I Live in a Shed
The memoir of a personal housing crisis that led to a discovery of the true value of home, nature and belonging.
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...
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.
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
Passive House Details: Solutions for High-Performance Design
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.
Renovate: Innovate Reclaimed and Upcycled Dwellings
From converted factories and chapels to cabins built from salvaged wood, this collection of innovative, beautiful, and sustainable dwellings showcases a worldwide trend for upcycling in home design.
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...
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.
Experimental Preservation
Debates on contemporary art and architecture.
Wang Shu and Amateur Architecture Studio
A survey of Wang Shu's critical attitude toward overly rationalized architecture
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.
Healthy Homes: Designing with light and air for sustainability and wellbeing
Whole Life Costing for Sustainable Building
Design Like You Give a Damn [2]: Building Change from the Ground Up
Environmental Design Pocketbook
Fire Island Modernist: Horace Gifford and the Architecture of Seduction
Ecological Urbanism
This is the 4th revised edition of the international bestseller.
Genealogy of Tropical Architecture: Colonial Networks, Nature and Technoscience
Solar Guerrilla: Constructive Responses to Climate Change
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.
101 Rules of Thumb for Low Energy Architecture
Sets out the essential elements of low energy architecture in a fresh, intuitive way. With reliable, simple rules that will provide new ideas and refresh the designer's palette, each page focuses on a single piece of advice along with an illustration. There are also plenty of tips and more detailed information for those who wish to dig deeper.
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.
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.
Creating Urban Agricultural Systems: An Integrated Approach to Design
'One Planet' Cities: Sustaining Humanity within Planetary Limits
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
Urbanization: Challenge and Opportunity for Soil Functions and Ecosystem Services: Proceedings of the 9th SUITMA Congress
Home Upgrade: New Homes in Remodeled Buildings
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.
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
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.
Public Interest Design Education Guidebook: Curricula, Strategies, and SEED Academic Case Studies
Stack, Cut, Assemble ISO 668: How to use shipping containers in architecture
Creative Ecologies: Theorizing the Practice of Architecture
Make Sense: Architecture by White
Growing Compact: Urban Form, Density and Sustainability
Form Follows Energy: Using natural forces to maximize performance
Sustainable Architecture
This book includes project which take into account the relationship between contemporary architecture and the environment including the social and economic impact of architecture.
Architecture in Context: Contemporary Design Solutions Based on Environmental, Social and Cultural Identities
Contemporary design solutions based on environmental, social and cultural identities.
Green Up!: Sustainable Design Solutions for Healthier Work and Living Environments
Design Activism: Beautiful Strangeness for a Sustainable World
A comprehensive study of contemporary and emergent design activism. It reveals the power of design for positive social and environmental change, design with a central activist role in the sustainability challenge.
Traditional Construction for a Sustainable Future
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.