Innovative Houses: Concepts for Sustainable Living

Innovative Houses: Concepts for Sustainable Living Housing is rapidly having to adapt to the global changes of the twenty first century These include the transformation of the family and the rise of the nontraditional household, increases in construction costs, and concerns over climate change and the depletion of natural resources Designing residential environments that address these issues is an urgent priorityThis book examines the latest residential design trends that have arisen in response to these challenges Divided into four broad areas, tightly focused thematic chapters look at twenty discrete topics, such as live work adaptable housing prefabrication water efficiency green roofs innovative landscaping Each chapter includes an essay that lays out principles, methods, and practicesUsing text, drawings, and photos from a variety of contemporary international practices, the book demonstrates how these ideas can be applied by architects It offers a comprehensive collection of strategies and examples that will inspire a much needed housing revolution

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