150 Best Eco House Ideas Hardcover – 25 Nov 2010
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Featuring an extensive collection of full-color photographs, 150 Best Eco House Ideas features eco-friendly house designs created by internationally renowned architects and designers who have achieved practical, innovative, and stunning solutions adapted to the specific needs and tastes of their clients. Included here are the latest innovations in sustainable home design, including solar paneling, wind energy systems, environmentally-friendly heating and cooling solutions, thermal glazing, and trombe walls.
150 Best Eco House Ideas covering the diversity of current trends in sustainable home design, and is both the perfect resource for designers, interior decorators, and architects, as well an inspirational sourcebook for all homeowners interested in creating warm and inviting homes that cause only a fraction of the environmental impact of those created using conventional building methods.
About the Author
Marta Serrats is a design editor for Loft Publications, and an expert in architecture and store displays. She is the author of such highly acclaimed titles as New Shops and Boutiques, Capturing Space, Point of Purchase, and Unique Packaging.
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It is small format ( 20 x 20 cm externally) and inside actually looks like a full format coffee table book which was shrunk by the publisher when they realised it would not sell. The diagrams are minute (e.g. full plan of large house on p 258 no more than 4 x 5 cm) with text to match
The houses are attractive, so the photos are too. But nothing special and nothing you would not see on free sites on the internet
Above all, the "advice" is almost laughably banal, e.g. "051 Research is being done on photo-chromatic materials that respond to changes in light..." p235. "080 Micro-wind turbines are an effective way of supplying energy for household use in places off grid" p 359. Really ? Who would have guessed ! Those two are not exceptional, rather chosen at random from the middle of the book.
I have had the book for some time and considered writing a review before but thought it the book would just fade away. Seeing the attempt to "bundle" it with the excellent Passiv Haus book made me write this review to stop you wasting your hard earned money.
In conclusion, do try to check it out before you buy. If I had flicked through it in a bookshop I would have left it. It really is "bargain books" material
would recommend, but not for £20.
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This is a really nicelittle book, some lovely images, some really good ideas for one off housing projects, and tries high on the sustainability angle.Published on 15 April 2014 by glenn
Bought it as a gift for my mum, She loves the pictures. Makes you feel good looking at what is possible. Maybe in 100 years we will all have homes like these. Thank youPublished on 11 Mar. 2014 by Peter and Joanna