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The Green House

New Directions in Sustainable Architecture

From the arid deserts of Tucson, Arizona to the icy forests of Poori, Finland to the tropical beaches of New South Wales ...

Farming Cuba

Urban Agriculture from the Ground Up

Following the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, Cuba found itself solely responsible for feeding a nation ...

Earth Architecture

Dirt---as in clay, gravel, sand, silt, soil, loam, mud---is everywhere and it's free. The ground we walk on and grow cro ...

The Little Gardener

Helping Children Connect with the Natural World

The Little Gardener is an engaging illustrated guide for parents, grandparents, caregivers, and educators who want to he ...

The Underdome Guide to Energy Reform

In a climate crisis, shouldn't every option be on the table? When scientists and politicians declare an emergency, shoul ...

Green Roof: A Case Study

Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates' Design For the Headquarters of the American Society of Landscape Architects

The benefits of green roofs are many: longer roof lifespan, greater sound insulation, reduced heating and cooling system ...

Tree Gardens

Architecture and the Forest

From their early use as protective shelter to the felling of thousands of trees to harvest wood and create farmland, to ...

The Green House

New Directions in Sustainable Architecture

From the arid deserts of Tucson, Arizona to the icy forests of Poori, Finland to the tropical beaches of New South Wales ...

Public Natures

Evolutionary Infrastructure

As elements of the built landscape, works of infrastructure are a means rather than an end. Our cities' rail lines, brid ...

Building Envelopes

An Integrated Approach

Few parts of a building work harder than its envelope (also known as its facade). The envelope is the part of the buildi ...

The Art of Earth Architecture

Past, Present, Future

For almost ten thousand years, unbaked earth has been used to build remarkable structures, from simple dwellings to pala ...

The Humane Gardener

Nurturing a Backyard Habitat for Wildlife

In this eloquent plea for compassion and respect for all species, journalist and gardener Nancy Lawson describes why and ...

Sustainable Design

A Critical Guide

Written for students and practitioners in the fields of architecture and interior design, our new Architecture Brief Sus ...

Earth Architecture

Dirt--as in clay, gravel, sand, silt, soil, loam, mud--is everywhere and it's free. The ground we walk on and grow crops ...

Big and Green

Toward Sustainable Architecture in the 21st Century

More than a century after its inception, the skyscraper has finally come of age. Though it has long been lampooned as a ...

Buckminster Fuller

World Man

Buckminster Fuller (1895--1983) was one of the most innovative and influential thinkers of the twentieth century. Best k ...


Wasting Land in Urban America

Do you really know what is under that new house you just bought? How about what lies beneath the neighborhood playground ...

The Greenest Home

Superinsulated and Passive House Design

Passive is the new green. Passive Houses, well insulated, virtually airtight buildings, can decrease home heating consum ...

Devil's Workshop

25 Years of Jersey Devil Architecture

"Jersey Devil is by turns artful, relaxed, whimsical and serious, classical and out to lunch. They put the funk back in ...

Designed for the Future

80 Practical Ideas for a Sustainable World

In Designed for the Future, author Jared Green asks eighty of today's most innovative architects, urban planners, landsc ...


Architecture's Other Environments

We are conditioned over time to regard environmental forces such as dust, mud, gas, smoke, debris, weeds, and insects as ...

Local Code

3659 Proposals about Data, Design, and the Nature of Cities

With three billion more humans projected to be living in cities by 2050, all design is increasingly urban design. And wi ...

Building a Straw Bale House

The Red Feather Construction Handbook

"This book is a timely and important tool for the empowerment of communities facing housing deficits. The Red Feather pr ...

Letters to a Young Farmer

On Food, Farming, and Our Future

Letters to a Young Farmer is for everyone who appreciates good food grown with respect for the earth, people, animals, a ...

Constructing a New Agenda for Architecture

Architectural Theory 1993-2009

This follow-up to Kate Nesbitt's best-selling anthology Theorizing a New Agenda collects twenty-eight essays that addres ...

Grids & Guides Eco

A Notebook for Ecological Thinkers

The perfect journal for the sustainably minded, Eco combines the classic, sophisticated Grids & Guides format with a fre ...

Transmaterial Next

A Catalog of Materials that Will Redefine Our Future

Virtually every revolution in architecture has been preceded by a revolution in materials: think iron, glass, steel, con ...

Above the Pavement--the Farm!

Architecture & Agriculture at PF1

Forty years after French protestors took to the streets with the rallying cry Sous les pav's, la plage! (Beneath the pav ...

Large Parks

The discipline of landscape architecture encompasses many typologies, from domestic gardens and neighborhood playgrounds ...

Sustain and Develop

306090 13

Sustain and Develop, the thirteenth volume from 306090 Books, investigates the contradictory yet potentially productive ...


Architects of the Pacific Northwest

A new architectural style emerges when similarities of form, material, interest, or attitude in the designs of a group o ...

Grant Jones/Jones & Jones

ILARIS: The Puget Sound Plan Source Books in Landscape Architecture 4

Grant Jones, founding principal of the noted landscape architecture firm Jones & Jones, has practiced ecological design ...

Narrow Houses

New Directions in Efficient Design

Since the beginning of the housing boom of the 1950s, the size of the average North American house has steadily grown wh ...

The Wild Dyer

A Maker's Guide to Natural Dyes with Projects to Create and Stitch

Fabrics colored with natural dyes have a beauty and subtlety all of their own. Onion and avocado skins, chamomile and bi ...