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Living Homes: Sustainable Architecture and Design Paperback – Bargain Price, February 6, 2008
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For one clear example, Lake/Flato architects built a truly innovative vacation house, with the living area surrounded - wrapped really - in the bedrooms and bathrooms of the house. Only a floor plan can reveal their creative arrangement of the rooms. The house is featured in this book, but no indication of the remarkable new layout - maximum living in minimal space. (Look for the Contemporary Architecture series for Lake/Flato architects for more information.)
Broad but shallow is a good summary for this pretty, but not nearly as informative as I had hoped, book.
It's a great read, and it is now in my personal library. I also bought one for the office.
This book does not go into depth on how to make a home out of straw bale, adobe, rammed earth or any other techniques. There are lots of other good books that do though.
I am kind of disappointed in a couple of the things the author says that are a bit misleading or untrue, probably unintentionally, but non the less they are there and you will not pick them out unless you are well read on alternative building techniques.
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This beautifully photographed but not highly detailed book provides an overview of houses built using adobe, rammed earth, straw bale, and recycled and high tech materials. Read morePublished on November 3, 2012 by S. Smith-Peter
This has beautiful photos. I am interested, however, in adobe and green building that is accessible to regular people and to the poor. We're talking dirt here, and straw after all. Read morePublished on February 9, 2012 by John Wilder