Synopses & Reviews
The Earth-Sheltered House
is a classic in the annals of sustainable building books, written by a legend in the field of environmentally responsible architecture. Malcolm Wells has a fundamentally different way of looking at the design and building process, and his iconoclastic perspective has never been more apparent.Wells's work is revolutionary, but readers will find his message to be pure common sense. Earth sheltering offers superior comfort with minimal energy input, and it is adaptable to diverse terrains as well as a variety of architectural aesthetics.
"Malcolm Wells has been an inspiration to two generations of architecture students. This book should be required reading for everyone making decisions about the built environment."Steve Heckeroth, award-winning solar designer/builder (refers to the first edition of Earth-Sheltered House)
Written by a legend in the field of environmentally responsible architecture, this classic resource describes how to obtain superior comfort with minimal energy input. The ideas are adaptable to diverse terrain and a variety of architectural aesthetics.