The Green House: New Directions in Sustainable Architecture, Part 3

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Princeton Architectural Press, Jun 2, 2005 - Architecture - 192 pages
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From the arid deserts of Tucson, Arizona to the icy forests of Poori, Finland to the tropical beaches of New South Wales, Australia to the urban jungle of downtown Manhattan, critics Alanna Stang and Christopher Hawthorne have traveled to the farthest reaches of the globe to find all that is new in the design of sustainable, or "green," homes. The result: more than thirty-five residences in fifteen countries -- and nearly every conceivable natural environment -- designed by a combination of star architects and heretofore unknown practitioners.
Six different climactic zones are presented in The Green House -- waterfront, forest and mountain, tropical, desert, suburban, and urban; there is also a section on mobile dwellings. Each chapter features a series of homes that show the diversity and possibility of sustainable design. Projects are presented with large color images, plans, drawings, and an accompanying text that describes their green features and explains how they work with and in the environment.
Architects included: Santiago Calatrava, Shigeru Ban, Miller/Hull, Rick Joy, Lake Flato, Kengo Kuma, Glenn Murcutt, Pugh & Scarpa, Werner Sobek, and many others.
The Green House is not only a beautiful object in its own right, but is sure to be an indispensable reference for anyone building or interested in sustainable design -- and if you ask us, that should be everyone.

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Review: The Green House: New Directions in Sustainable Architecture

User Review  - Erin Reilly-Sanders - Goodreads

I enjoyed several things about this book despite one major area of disappointment. The information on each house seemed very short and scanty. Occasionally there were no floor plans, so it didn't seem ... Read full review

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User Review  - Leeann - Goodreads

content-lite but pretty pictures. Read full review

About the author (2005)

Alanna Stang is Executive Editor of ID Magazine.

Christopher Hawthorne is architecture critic for Slate and a frequent contributor to the New York Times.

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