THE ART OF NATURAL BUILDING, 2ND EDITION
Author: Joseph F. Kennedy, Michael G. Smith, and Catherine Wanek
The popularity of natural building has grown by leaps and bounds, spurred by a grassroots desire for housing that is healthy, affordable and environmentally responsible. While many books cover specific methods (such as straw bale construction, cob and timber framing), few resources introduce the reader to the entire scope of this burgeoning field.
Fully revised and updated, The Art of Natural Building is a complete introduction to natural building for everyone from do-it-yourselfers to architects and designers. This collection of articles from more than 50 leaders in the field is now stunningly illustrated with more than 200 full-color photos of natural buildings from around the world. Learn about:
- The case for building with natural materials, from the perspectives of sustainability, lifestyle, and health
- What you need to know to plan and design your own beautiful and efficient natural home
- Explanations of 30 versatile materials and techniques, with resources on where to go for further information on each
- How these techniques are being used to address housing crises around the world
Clearly written, logically organized, and beautifully illustrated, The Art of Natural Building is the encyclopedia of natural building.