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 ...
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 ...
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 Greenest Home
Superinsulated and Passive House Design
Passive is the new green. Passive Houses, well insulated, virtually airtight buildings, can decrease home heating consum ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
A Critical Guide
Written for students and practitioners in the fields of architecture and interior design, our new Architecture Brief Sus ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
As elements of the built landscape, works of infrastructure are a means rather than an end. Our cities' rail lines, brid ...
Architecture's Other Environments
We are conditioned over time to regard environmental forces such as dust, mud, gas, smoke, debris, weeds, and insects as ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Sustain and Develop
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 ...
The discipline of landscape architecture encompasses many typologies, from domestic gardens and neighborhood playgrounds ...
Buckminster Fuller (1895--1983) was one of the most innovative and influential thinkers of the twentieth century. Best k ...