The New Autonomous House: Design and Planning for


  • Paperback
  • The New Autonomous House: Design and Planning for Sustainability
  • Brenda Vale
  • English
  • 13 November 2019
  • 0500341761

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The New Autonomous House: Design and Planning for SustainabilityI ve seen many books on this subject, but none so well documented and honest Whole Earth InBrenda and Robert Vale published The Autonomous House, a manifesto offering down to earth suggestions for building homes that do not pollute the earth or squander its resources Their book received tremendous praise around the world and was seen as a significant move toward green architecture Nearly twenty years later, in the early s, the Vales decided to turn their groundbreaking ideas into realityThe New Autonomous House records their building of a house on the principles of sustainable resources in the small town of Southwell in the British Midlands As specialists in green architecture, the Vales sought to create an environmentally friendly four bedroom house that was neither exotic in appearance nor difficult to maintain They document the philosophy, design, and construction of a building that can produce power from the sun and obtain drinking water from the rainThe New Autonomous House has a simple but revolutionary message It is possible to live in an inexpensive house that is kind to the planet and liberates its owner from utility bills The Vales provide a thought provoking, practical solution to the environmental problems caused by the houses in which we live, a blueprint of green architecture for future generationsblack and white drawings


About the Author: Brenda Vale

Brenda Vale is a professor of architecture at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand Her previous books include The New Autonomous House