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The Green House: New Directions in Sustainable Architecture Paperback – April 28, 2010
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Thoughtful and surprisingly entertaining…showcases the world's most stunning green houses. —Dwell
About the Author
Christopher Hawthorne is architecture critic for Slate and a frequent contributor to the New York Times. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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1. Harmonize with the site.
2. Build as small as possible.
3. Use natural heating and cooling
4. Be beautiful as well as ecological.
5. Located close to there the dwellers have to go (work, school, shopping).
6. Refurbish older buildings where possible.
The thirty or so houses described in this book fit these criteria as best as possible. Some of these are in remote locations so fail in that criteria (unless you work at home and do not have children in school). But a surprising number of these dwellings are in cities: New York, Vienna, Stuttgart, Melbourne, San Antonio, Phoenix.
The houses are striking in appearance, inexpensive to build, totally functional. As with other books of home plans, these houses serve as idea books for architects and potential owners to use in their new designs.
Unfortunately, I wanted a book on green homes built by average people, not multi-million dollar projects. Thus, I returned the book and ordered "Good Green Homes" instead.
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This book covers several ultra-contemporary houses featured in an exhibit at the National Building Museum. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jon H. Thompson
I liked it gave me a general idea about the whole concept of Green house.
Also if you want to check out my book Thirsty For Health I would really appreciate it. Read more
Fantastic book with terrific pictures and descriptions, gives the reader a good idea of how different firms have tackled sustainability in very different regions. Read morePublished 14 months ago by LV Consultant
Ideal for architectural students focusing on sustainability or eco design.
Leading examples from both different countries and hemispheres covering techniques and ideas
If you are interested in green construction (like I am) , this book might already have been purchased by you for its cover picture alone. Read morePublished on November 16, 2012 by M.White
The book is great. It can be a good inspiration for any project that you're working on. Great architecture and interior design.Published on April 16, 2012 by Mia stu
This is a nothing book. Re-hash at best...This is one of the first,of many books, I would like to return. RonPublished on May 19, 2009 by Ronald Nicholas PhD
My husband and I have a dream of building a sustainable green home. We bought this book to get ideas and get inspired. It worked on both counts. Read morePublished on March 31, 2009 by Sonia Peters
The order was processed and shipped very quickly. The product is just as it was described. Excellent purchase experience!Published on December 13, 2007 by Jim_n_I