The Green House: New Directions for Sustainable Architecture, is going to the top of my Amazon wishlist. Written by Alanna Stang & Christopher Hawthorne, the stunning coffee table book features reviews of 35 eco-friendly houses around the globe, including architects such as Santiago Calatrava and Shigeru Ban. The Green House presents 6 different climactic zones ?waterfront, forest and mountain, tropical, desert, suburban, and urban; and also includes a section on mobile dwellings. Projects are presented with large color images, plans, drawings, and an accompanying text that describes their green features and explains how they work with and in the environment.
I spotted The Green House on Apartment Therapy, which sums it up:
“If you want a coffee table book that comes as close to eco-sustainable shelter porn as we’ve seen, then The Green House is for you”
Couldn’t have described it better myself.
The authors will be speaking about green Architecture and design at AIA’s The Center on June 28th.
Available from Princeton Architectural Press.