• Barefoot Architect: A Handbook for Green Building

    Barefoot Architect: A Handbook for Green Building
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    ISBN: 9780936070421
    Title: Barefoot Architect: A Handbook for Green Building
    Author: VAN LENGEN JOHAN

    A former UN worker and prominent architect, Johan vanLengen has seen firsthand the desperate need for agreener approach to housing in impoverished tropicalclimates. This comprehensive book clearly explains everyaspect of this endeavour, including design (siting,orientation, climate consideration), materials (sisal,cactus, bamboo, earth), and implementation. The authoremphasizes throughout the book what is inexpensive andsustainable. Included are sections discussing urbanplanning, small-scale energy production, cleaning andstoring drinking water, and dealing with septic waste,and all information is applied to three distinct tropicalregions: humid areas, temporate areas, and desertclimates. Hundreds of explanatory drawings by van Lengenallow even novice builders to get started.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $55.00
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