The Barefoot Architect : A Handbook for Green Building

By: Van Lengen, Johan

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Book Condition: Near Fine


705 pages. Covers have no creasing or wear. Spine is uncreased. Pages are lightly tanned. A former UN worker and prominent architect, Johan van Lengen has seen firsthand the desperate need for a "greener" approach to housing in impoverished tropical climates. This comprehensive book clearly explains every aspect of this endeavor, including design (siting, orientation, climate consideration), materials (sisal, cactus, bamboo, earth), and implementation. The author emphasizes throughout the book what is inexpensive and sustainable. Included are sections discussing urban planning, small-scale energy production, cleaning and storing drinking water, and dealing with septic waste, and all information is applied to three distinct tropical regions: humid areas, temporate areas, and desert climates. Hundreds of explanatory drawings by van Lengen allow even novice builders to get started. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Architecture; ISBN: 0936070420. ISBN/EAN: 9780936070421. Inventory No: 20070221. Paperback

Title: The Barefoot Architect : A Handbook for Green Building

Author: Van Lengen, Johan

Categories: Architecture,

Edition: Reprint

Publisher: USA, Shelter Publications: 2008

ISBN Number: 0936070420

ISBN Number 13: 9780936070421

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

kg: 0.94 kg

Seller ID: 20070221

Keywords: BZDB5 Architecture; The Barefoot Architect : A Handbook for Green Building Paperback,