Built By Hand

Built By Hand

Authors: Eiko Komatsu, Athena Steen, Bill Steen Hardcover: 480 pages Publisher: Gibbs Smith, Publisher; 1 edition (September 26, 2003) Language: English ISBN-10: 158685237X ISBN-13: 978-1586852375

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A modern, full-color version of the Bernard Rudofsky classic ‘Architecture without Architects’, this book takes readers on a magnificent journey to distant corners of the earth . . . → Read More: Built By Hand

A Shelter Sketchbook: Timeless Building Solutions

A Shelter Sketchbook: Timeless Building Solutions

Author(s): John S. Taylor

Publisher: Chelsea Green Pub Co

ISBN: 1890132020

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A Shelter Sketchbook: Timeless Building Solutions

Reprint Edition Paperback, 160 pages Publication date: September 1997

In a new take on sustainable living and building, John Taylor presents a stunning array of traditional building . . . → Read More: A Shelter Sketchbook: Timeless Building Solutions

Authentic Small Houses of the Twenties: Illustrations and Floor Plans of 254 Characteristic Homes

Authentic Small Houses of the Twenties: Illustrations and Floor Plans of 254 Characteristic Homes

Author(s): Robert T. Jones

Publisher: Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486254062

ISBN-13: 978-0486254067

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As all of history is cyclical, so is home architecture in America. Authentic Small Houses of the Twenties shows wonderful possibilities for houses that capture the “Not so Big House” ideal, a movement . . . → Read More: Authentic Small Houses of the Twenties: Illustrations and Floor Plans of 254 Characteristic Homes

The Green Kitchen Handbook: Practical Advice, References, & Sources for Transforming the Center of Your Home into a Healthy, Livable Place

The Green Kitchen Handbook: Practical Advice, References, & Sources

Author(s): Annie Berthold-Bond, Mothers for a Livable Planet, Meryl Streep

Publisher: HarperCollins (paper)

ISBN: 0060951869

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The Green Kitchen Handbook: Practical Advice, References, and Sources for Transforming the Center of Your Home into a Healthy, Livable Place

Paperback, 304 pages Publication date: March 1997

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Tiny Tiny Houses

Tiny Tiny Houses

Author(s): Lester Walker

Publisher: Overlook Press

ISBN: 0879512717

ISBN-13: 978-0879512712

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Hardcover July 1987

Tiny Houses contains the plans for forty-four houses so small that anyone can afford to have one—and so thoughtfully designed that anyone can build one—each offering the dream of solitude, a . . . → Read More: Tiny Tiny Houses

Ecological Design

Ecological Design

Author(s): Sim Van Der Ryn, Stuart Cowan

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1559633883

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Hardcover, 200 pages

Synopsis: Ecological Design presents a vision of how the living world and the human world can be rejoined by taking ecology as the basis for design–adapting and integrating . . . → Read More: Ecological Design

Drawn from African Dwellings

Drawn from African Dwellings

Drawn from African Dwellings

Author(s): Jean-Paul Bourdier, T. Minh-Ha Trinh, Trinh T. Minh-Ha

Publisher: Indiana Univ Press

ISBN: 0253330432

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“… an elegant and lyrical work…. It opens up our understanding of space and built environments in new and exciting ways.” — . . . → Read More: Drawn from African Dwellings

Making the Most of Small Spaces

Making the Most of Small Spaces

Author(s): Anoop Parikh

Publisher: Rizzoli Intl Pubns

ISBN: 0847818012

ISBN-13: 978-0847818013

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Available in Hardcover and paperback Publication date: June 1994

Synopsis: Designed for city dwellers and young people for whom small living spaces are the only practical answer to high real estate and . . . → Read More: Making the Most of Small Spaces

Daylighting for Sustainable Design

Daylighting for Sustainable Design

Author(s): Mary Guzowski

Hardcover: 448 pages

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional; 1 edition (October 11, 1999)

ISBN-10: 0070254397

ISBN-13: 978-0070254398

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Daylighting is a key element of sustainable design. First, it reduces the need for artificial lighting — often the largest energy use in commercial buildings. Second, . . . → Read More: Daylighting for Sustainable Design

The Cottage Book

The Cottage Book

Author(s): Richard Sexton

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 0877015139

ISBN-13: 978-0877015130

Order From: Amazon.com (links will open in a new window) Richard Sexton, who himself lives in a small hillside cottage overlooking the city by the bay, has translated his passion for these quaint, rustic, and informal dwellings into a volume of captivating color images. You . . . → Read More: The Cottage Book