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SUSTAINABLE: HOUSES WITH SMALL FOOTPRINTS. Avi Friedman. Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., New York, 2015. 336 pp. with 372 ills. (284 col.). 24 x 24 cm. LC 2014-952726 ISBN 9780847843725 In English.
Publisher's description: A presentation of contemporary houses that demonstrates how domesticity can be beautiful and still help the planet. Have we passed a tipping point beyond which we can no longer reverse a course of action that was charted several decades ago Sustainable: Houses with Small Footprints argues that we can indeed detach our dwellings from a dependence on many external systems and resources and adopt other building practices. What is known as living off the grid is possible, and Sustainable presents forty-five houses that demonstrate how architects have implemented sustainable design concepts around the world. These projects show us what time-tested vernacular design principles -- including local materials, natural ventilation strategies, and earth shelter construction -- can teach us, as well as how the latest cutting-edge technologies -- such as indoor farming and "living walls" made of plant material -- can make truly sustainable design possible. The variety and ingenuity of the projects featured here make Sustainable a uniquely coherent and authoritative volume on sustainable residential design.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-2000 — Architecture
Plans: 70
Worldwide Number: 164086
Hardcover $45.00t (libraries receive a 20% discount on this title)    

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