The barefoot architect : a handbook for green building

Manual del arquitecto descalzo. English
Lengen, Johan van

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  • Creator by Johan van Lengen
  • Format Books
  • Publication Bolinas, Calif., U.S.A : Shelter Publications, [2008] ©2008
  • Physical Details
    • 705 pages : illustrations, plans ; 22 cm
  • ISBNs 9780936070421, 0936070420
  • OCLC ocn170057834

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references (page [unp.d]) and index.

Contents

  • 1. Design : Drawings ; House form ; Spaces ; How to design a house ; Models ; Dimensions ; Environment ; Lighting ; Siting a house ; Buildings ; Settlements ; Climate ; Urban spaces ; Circulation ; Natural environment -- 2. Humid tropics : House shapes ; Roofs ; Structures ; Pests ; Doors and windows ; Ventilation ; Humidity ; Roads and bridges -- 3. Dry tropics : House shapes ; Ventilation ; Roofs ; Windows -- 4. Temperate zone : Climate ; Heating ; Solar collector rooms ; Heaters -- 5. Materials : Selecting materials ; Earth ; Ferrocement ; Sand ; Lime ; Wood ; Cactus ; Bamboo ; Sisal ; Seacrete -- 6. Construction : Preparation ; Using materials ; Foundations ; Walls ; Panels ; Floors ; Roofs ; Doors and windows ; Services ; Special items ; Tools ; Ecotechniques -- 7. Energy : Heat and motion ; Mills ; Solar heat ; Stoves -- 8. Water : Location ; Pumps ; Moving water ; Cisterns ; Filters ; Purification ; Irrigation ; Cooling & conservation -- 9. Sanitation : Equipment ; Basin ; Coban ; Drainage -- 10. Appendix : Materials and heat ; Measurements ; Mixtures ; Climate zones ; Angles ; Glossary
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