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The Green House: New Directions in Sustainable Architecture


Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press ISBN: 9781568989501 Authors: Alanna Stang, Christopher Hawthorne Format: Softcover, 196pp, 216x229mm

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 countriesand nearly every conceivable natural environmentdesigned by a combination of star architects and heretofore unknown practitioners.

Six different climactic zones are presented in The Green Housewaterfront, 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 colour 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 and more.

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