Synopses & Reviews
puts to rest the stigma that "green architecture" is unattractive and unsuitable for residential architecture.For the houses shown in this volume represent design equal to or superior to most conventional houses. Each of these "eco" houses is unique. Some tread lightly on the site by nestling into the land. Others are designed to be extremely well suited to the climactic zones in which they are built. Many use materials that do no harm to the environment—materials that are recycled, salvaged, or harvested.
The houses featured in Sustainable Homes are designed by today's top architects such as Obie Bowman, Fernau and Hartman, Hanrahan and Meyers, and Lake/Flato. They reveal how much the parameters of ecological design have expanded in just a few short years. Over two dozen individual houses are featured -- from locations as diverse as a Canadian cove to the Arizona desert, from Kansas plains to the Norwegian coast, from California bluffs to South Carolina wetlands -- each described through descriptions, photographs, plans, drawings, and schematics.
Over two dozen individual houses are featured - from locations as diverse as a Canadian cove to the Arizona desert.
About the Author
James Grayson Trulove is the author, publisher, and editor of over 40 books on architecture, landscape architecture, and garden design.Recent books include The Smart House and 25 Houses Under 2,500 Square Feet.He was a Loeb Fellow at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design. He resides in Washington, DC and New York.