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The New Autonomous House: Design and Planning for Sustainability

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In 1975 Brenda and Robert Vale published The Autonomous House, a manifesto offering down-to-earth suggestions for building homes that do not pollute the earth or squander its resources. Their book received tremendous praise around the world and was seen as a significant move toward green architecture. Nearly twenty years later, in the early 1990s, the Vales decided to turn their groundbreaking ideas into reality.

The New Autonomous House records their building of a house on the principles of sustainable resources in the small town of Southwell in the British Midlands. As specialists in green architecture, the Vales sought to create an environmentally friendly four-bedroom house that was neither exotic in appearance nor difficult to maintain. They document the philosophy, design, and construction of a building that can produce power from the sun and obtain drinking water from the rain.

The New Autonomous House has a simple but revolutionary message: It is possible to live in an inexpensive house that is kind to the planet and liberates its owner from utility bills. The Vales provide a thought-provoking, practical solution to the environmental problems caused by the houses in which we live, a blueprint of green architecture for future generations.

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Presents a thought-provoking, practical solution to environmental and housing problems. This text provides information on living in a home that is inexpensive, kind to the planet, and liberates its owner from water and electricity bills.

Synopsis:

In 1975 Brenda and Robert Vale published The Autonomous House, a manifesto offering down-to-earth suggestions for building homes that do not pollute the earth or squander its resources. Their book received tremendous praise around the world and was seen as a significant move toward green architecture. Nearly twenty years later, in the early 1990s, the Vales decided to turn their groundbreaking ideas into reality.<P>The New Autonomous House records their building of a house on the principles of sustainable resources in the small town of Southwell in the British Midlands. As specialists in green architecture, the Vales sought to create an environmentally friendly four-bedroom house that was neither exotic in appearance nor difficult to maintain. They document the philosophy, design, and construction of a building that can produce power from the sun and obtain drinking water from the rain.<P>The New Autonomous House has a simple but revolutionary message: It is possible to live in an inexpensive house that is kind to the planet and liberates its owner from utility bills. The Vales provide a thought-provoking, practical solution to the environmental problems caused by the houses in which we live, a blueprint of green architecture for future generations.

About the Author

Brenda Vale is Professor of Architectural Technology and Robert Vale is Senior Research Fellow at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. The authors of Green Architecture: Design for a Sustainable Future, they live in a semi-autonomous community.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780500282878
Author:
Vale, Brenda
Author:
Vale, Robert
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Location:
London
Subject:
General
Subject:
Domestic
Subject:
Environmental engineering
Subject:
Buildings
Subject:
Dwellings
Subject:
Architecture, domestic
Subject:
Architecture and energy conservation
Subject:
Do-It-Yourself - Plumbing
Subject:
Residential
Subject:
Buildings - Residential
Subject:
Solar houses
Subject:
Wind power
Subject:
Architecture-Houses
Subject:
Design & Drafting
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
#97-752
Publication Date:
20020931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
37 black-and-white drawings
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.24x6.56x.84 in. 1.34 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Presents a thought-provoking, practical solution to environmental and housing problems. This text provides information on living in a home that is inexpensive, kind to the planet, and liberates its owner from water and electricity bills.
"Synopsis" by , In 1975 Brenda and Robert Vale published The Autonomous House, a manifesto offering down-to-earth suggestions for building homes that do not pollute the earth or squander its resources. Their book received tremendous praise around the world and was seen as a significant move toward green architecture. Nearly twenty years later, in the early 1990s, the Vales decided to turn their groundbreaking ideas into reality.<P>The New Autonomous House records their building of a house on the principles of sustainable resources in the small town of Southwell in the British Midlands. As specialists in green architecture, the Vales sought to create an environmentally friendly four-bedroom house that was neither exotic in appearance nor difficult to maintain. They document the philosophy, design, and construction of a building that can produce power from the sun and obtain drinking water from the rain.<P>The New Autonomous House has a simple but revolutionary message: It is possible to live in an inexpensive house that is kind to the planet and liberates its owner from utility bills. The Vales provide a thought-provoking, practical solution to the environmental problems caused by the houses in which we live, a blueprint of green architecture for future generations.
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