150 Best New Eco Home Ideas
Discover the latest in sustainable architecture and environmentally friendly home design in this outstanding volume in the popular 150 Best series, which features nearly 500 pages of full-color photographs and dozens of inventive and decorative profiles.
Architects, designers, and homeowners today looking for comfortable, beautiful dwellings with a minimal carbon footprint will find a cornucopia of ideas in this handsome compendium. A fabulous review of the most forward-thinking eco-friendly house designs being created today, 150 Best New Eco Home Ideas showcases the work of internationally renowned architects and designers who have achieved practical, innovative, and stunning solutions around the globe.
From solar paneling and wind energy systems to environmentally-friendly heating and cooling solutions and thermal glazing to trombe walls, 150 Best New Eco Home Ideas covers the latest trends and breakthroughs in eco homes. Inspiring and inventive, this lush sourcebook is essential for architects, designers, interior decorators, and all conscientious homeowners interested in creating warm and inviting homes with only a fraction of the environmental impact of those using conventional methods.
In the Shadows of the Tetons
By Ward + Blake Architects
Since 1996, Ward + Blake has gained recognition for architecture that is sensitive to its environment and successfully integrated with its surroundings. Ward + Blake creates buildings that are tactile, modern, bio-climatically responsible, honestly expressed, technologically sound, and artfully crafted.
The Getaway Home
By Dale Mulfinger
Who doesn’t dream of the perfect getaway place? Dale Mulfinger, author of The Cabin, addresses the increasing popularity of recreational homes-both new and remodeled-in The Getaway Home. Written for active adults and families who place a high premium on the enjoyment of nature, this book is organized according to four settings: woods and wilderness, mountains, water sites, and desert. Readers are invited into 24 remarkable homes from across the country, all designed for getting away from it all. With over 300 color photos and drawings, they can discover how the design requirements are dictated by activities, environment, and site. For those who pine for a cottage on the water or a compound in the woods, The Getaway Home helps fulfill dreams of the ultimate escape.
21st Century Homes
Single-family homes, urban dwellings, vacation getaways, sustainable buildings, luxury prefab designs, and plans for future homes comprise this collection of breathtaking photographs and insightful commentary that celebrates the artistic contributions of almost 70 of the finest architects working today. From classical to avant-garde, all of the featured homes are stylistically diverse but have a distinct timelessness about them, a tribute to the foresight of their creators’ vision. The inspirations of such professionals as David Hovey, Robert Gurney, Brad Lamoureux, Margaret McCurry, and Richard Meier are revealed, as is the amount of work and dedication that went into each project. Spanning British Columbia, coastal California, Chicago, New England, the South, and many scenic destinations in between, 21st Century Homes includes a helpful resource index with short biographies of the architects.
Contemporary Western Design
By Thea Marx
Western design has evolved from the limitations of log-style architecture, simple and rough-hewn lodgepole pine furnishings, brightly colored leather, and Chimayo weavings to stately interiors that are graceful, elegant, and highly polished, incorporating upscale fabrics and ornamentation.
Family Home of The New West
By Eliza Cross Castaneda
If you are building or renovating a home, consider what Eliza Cross Castaneda has to say about the New West home. She describes western homes as more informal, more open and more functional than many eastern styles. Natural materials—clay walls, stone, terra-cotta, and wood—are a big part of the Western-look home.