Building Better: Sustainable Architecture for Family Homes
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Building Better is an engaging visual showcase of outstanding environmentally friendly houses. The book showcases single-family homes from around the world whose architecture proves that sustainable and attractive are not contradictions. The book's selection of outstanding, top-quality work , including a number of Australian examples, provides feasible examples for a new generation of homeowners with a discerning sense of style and environmental responsibility.The spectrum of featured projects ranges from energy efficient restoration and the construction of intelligent extensions to the planning and building of new low-energy or passive homes. The book introduces the latest building forms and materials as well as case studies examining the best division of space, architectural planning, and the use of innovative technologies to control and improve heating and air conditioning. Consequently, Building Better not only provides a striking overview of the topic of sustainable building, but also insightful information on details from technical data to blueprints.
ISBN 9783899555127. Die Gestalten Verlag.