A sociologist explores why “green cities” won’t fix everything—and urges us to celebrate urban life as it is
Everywhere you look, cities are getting greener. The general assumption is clear: if something is unhealthy or bad about urban life today, then nature holds the cure.
The Treehouse Book is a global round-up of the best in modern treehouse living.
Tree houses have come of age. The image of a few planks nailed into the branches of a tree has changed into a new generation of specially designed and built structures, suitable as a playhouse, a study, or even a guestroom.
This book is about climate and architecture. Written by the Swiss architect Philippe Rahm, it is at the same time a monograph on the architectural, urbanistic and landscape work of the office "Philippe Rahm architectes", a manifesto for a climatic architecture to face global warming, and a theoretical and practical treatise on the art of building atmospheres.
A beautifully illustrated guide to building a cabin in the wilderness, packed with practical advice and insights into of the history of cabin culture around the world.
Throughout history, people around the world have built cabins as homes, retreats, and even follies.
How architects and designers helped define America's ecological movement in the 1960s--featuring Ant Farm, Buckminster Fuller, John C. Lilly and many more
The New Naturals celebrates 18 global homes that put well-being and environment first, incorporating eco elements and sympathetic natural materials that provide a nourishing connection to nature.
The properties showcased include: renovated Victorian homes in leafy Highgate; Italian summer houses; New York retreats and Australian new builds.
"A sharp-tongued spokesman for Japan's environment and traditions" --The New York TimesIn Alex Kerr's critically acclaimed Lost Japan and Dogs and Demons, he documented the decline of the traditional landscapes of Japan, his adopted home of many years. Here, in Hidden Japan he makes a journey of rediscovery to find the wonders that still remain.
Experiential Design Schemas presents a new theoretical and practical framework for designing architectural experiences developed by two seasoned researchers, an architect, and a building scientist.
An approach to Information Modeling engaging concepts of equality, sustainability, and labor as they relate to environment and architectural practice
A multipronged study of Africa's innovative approaches to communal living in the face of climate change and urbanization
An affordable reader that elaborates upon the ambitious environmental aims of the 18th Venice Architecture Biennale's Korean Pavilion project