Author(s): Manel Gutierrez
A stunning, full-color showcase of the latest innovations in sustainable architecture and eco-friendly design, featuring thirty-five diverse homes. Today's architects, designers, building craftsman, and homeowners are becoming more environmentally conscious, choosing eco-friendly living spaces with small carbon footprints that are built with sustainable materials. New Eco Homes explores various aspects of modern eco design, from its environmental and economical benefits, to factors considered when choosing materials: how much energy went into manufacturing the product, whether it is long lasting, and whether it can be recycled or safely disposed of as it eventually breaks down. It also examines important details involved in building, such as climate regulation, drainage systems, and regional planning. Each of the thirty-five projects contain photographs, floor plans, and detailed drawings that illustrate certain sustainable features, revealing how much the parameters of ecological design have expanded in just a few short years. New Eco Homes includes an introductory interview with an international specialist in green building, site plans, architectural drawings, and a complete directory of resources. Combining concern for the environmental with aesthetic sensibility, it is an essential resource for architects, designers, and homeowners interested in creating warm and inviting homes that are not only beautiful to inhabit, but help protect and conserve our natural environment as well.
"...book shares 22 properties that are helping protect the environment--and looking good while doing it." -- ArchitecturalDigest.com "...serves up a gluttonous dose of architectural eye-candy with profiles of 22 deep-green abodes from around the globe." -- Mother Nature Network
Manel Gutierrez collaborates with various publishing houses specializing in architecture and interior design. New Wood Kitchens, Waterside Homes, and Wood Doors are among his latest titles and have been translated into many different languages. He is based in Barcelona, Spain.