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Sustainable Living has 25 international examples of both high and low-tech homes across five different continents, through lavish photographs both in color and black and white, showing historical neighborhoods to rustic settings, with some of the most surprising materials from straw bales to sandbags, inspiring green design in every little detail of all the major styles and trends.

Since 1992, living in a more comfortable way of life that is at ease with Nature and the environment, harvesting the best of civilization to promote both self-reliance and quality of life has become an incredibly fast-growing trend the world over; this book takes us through a detailed and colorful exploration of 25 of these pipe-dreams come true.

This isnt just a do-it-yourself hippie dream from the 70s anymore, this is quickly becoming the major world tendency in some of the most remote areas of the world, to some of the oldest, even the most common construction worker is able to carry on conversations about sustainable living, while more and more people are finally getting the idea!

The building industry is learning that this stuff can work and that this stuff has worked before, but it for the age of burning electrons, this requires intelligent technology, innovative construction, environmental approaches to energy supply, ecological building materials and a more sustainable architecture that adapts itself to individual taste in a more complete way.

With the development of a growing sensitivity to quality of life, the techniques and innovation become evermore diverse and exotic in all the green-living areas, but especially that of residential housing; the focus of this colorful book.

This 159-page hardcover was written by Dominique Gauzin-Müller, first published by BirkhTM user Basel in June of 2006, with 25 examples of sustainable homes, 352 illustrations (221 in color), measuring 11.2 x 9.6 x 0.6 and shipping at 2.2 lbs.

Sustainable Living shows rather than tells, and shows in details, part by part, all the major styles and techniques in use today by the trendy for a home that does good by Mother Earth, while maximizing all the creature comforts in a way that is specifically adapted to each owners personality with 25 international examples.




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Posted in Books by admin on August 27, 2007.

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