The art of natural building: design, construction, resources

21.06.2009 00:00

Joseph Kennedy et al

This book is a nice introduction to the whole field of natural building for non-professionals as well as architects and designers. With a focus on both the practical and the aesthetic concerns of ecological building designs and techniques, this book is divided into five sections, with the first providing an overview of the natural building movement from the various perspectives of sustainability, lifestyle, and health. The second section looks at planning and design, followed by a section that focuses on specific techniques and the vast variety of materials used in natural building. Next, examples of diverse natural dwellings are shared. Finally, complementary systems, such as solar appliances, composting toilets, and alternative power systems are covered. Overall, a fantastic book covering all aspects of natural building. 292pp.