Synopses & Reviews
For those who want a beautiful home that also reflects an environmentally conscious lifestyle, the 22 residences featured in Living Homes prove that it's possible to have the best of both worlds. In this lushly photo-graphed book, authors Suzi Moore McGregor and Nora Burba Trulsson take readers on a visual tour of stunning earthen homes. They explore a rammed earth neighborhood, a two-story Victorian-style straw bale house, and a recycled concrete coastal retreat, among other alternative living spaces. Meet the architects and owners, read their stories, learn what inspired them, and explore their beautiful gardens and dcor. Terrence Moore's striking photographs capture the exquisite interiors and exteriors and showcase the picturesque landscapes that create such magnificent backdrops. With profiles of adobe, rammed earth, straw bale, and reinvented materials in both their historical and contemporary applications, Living Homes is a visual inspiration and vital guide to sustainable architecture and alternative materials.
This beautifully illustrated coffee-table-style volume serves as an introduction and resource guide for people interested in building residences using environmentally sound materials. The book is arranged by building type and includes adobe, rammed earth, straw bale, and "reinvented, recycled, and high-tech materials." Photographs of custom-designed homes in Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Texas and California that were built using these materials provide both illustration and inspiration.-Southwest Books of the Year
At a time when sustainable living has never been more popular, we're proud to offer a paperback edition of Living Homes, published ahead of its time as a hardcover in 2001. Hundreds of photographs tour the interiors and gardens of22 admirable homes made with energy efficient means. Expertly written and visually inspiring, this edition includes an introduction by Cradle to Cradle author and leader in green architecture William McDonough and updated resources.
About the Author
Nora Burba Trulsson is the editor of Sources+Design magazine and a freelance writer in Arizona.
Suzi Moore McGregor has spent her life building, living in, and writing about sustainable architecture. She lives in San Marino, California.
Terrence Moore contributes to Smithsonian and Sunset. His work has been featured in several books. He lives in Tucson, Arizona.