21st Century Sustainable Homes

Images Publishing

Mark Cleary

  • The global necessity of facing the challenges of climate change has unleashed the inventive powers of architects around the world, many of whom are tackling the problem in original and highly creative ways. As the selection of projects contained in this volume attest, the sustainable home has progressed far beyond a theoretical idea or unlivable research project, becoming an increasingly common reality requiring no sacrifice of lifestyle, comfort or style.

    With lush full-colour photography, detailed floor and site plans, and informative descriptions of each houses sustainable design elements, Sustainable Homes takes the reader on a round-the-world journey, traversing a range of climates, to see how todays architects are using a combination of simple, traditional design elements and cutting-edge technologies to create more energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly houses. From the comprehensive technological sophistication of the Margarido House in the US and the Solar Active House in Germany, to the more passive designs of Brazils Bahia House and Indias Palmyra House, Sustainable Homes proves that sustainability can be affordable, comfortable and beautiful.

    Its some time since sustainable homes evolved from unattractive and undesirable buildings to snazzy, clever and sought-after homes. This book showcases some of the best examples from around the world with 48 homes explained through interior and exterior photographs, floor plans and text. If you fancy giving sustainable living a go, then page upon page of lavish photographs will provide a great inspirational starting point.

  • ISBN: 9781864704280

    Dimensions: 260mm x 260mm

    Page Count: 204

    Publication Date: Sep 2011

    Colour: Full Colour

  • House & Garden (UK)

    Its some time since sustainable homes evolved from unattractive and undesirable buildings to snazzy, clever and sought-after homes.This book showcases some of the best examples from around the world with 48 homes explained through interior and exterior photographs, floor plans and text..if you fancy giving sustainable living a go, then page upon page of lavish photographs will provide a great inspirational starting point.

    This title was reviewed as one of the Best of 2011 books in UK Self Build & Design magazine's December 2011 issue.The sharp angular homes that make up the majority of case studies featured here may not be to everyones tastes, but a worthy book nonetheless. Nov 2011


 


Category: Sustainable




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