Nothing short of a design revolution is underway as architects, designers, engineers, self-builders and artists confront climate change, polluting plastics, global migration, rapidly growing cities and an aging population. Houses That Can Save the World shows how creative thinkers are embracing the new challenges we all face. The authors are Courtenay Smith, freelance curator in the US and Germany, and writer, Sean Topham, who writes about design in international newspapers and magazines.
With 19 strategies for home building and design that are direct, original and often surprisingly simple, the book presents a mix of new technology and time-tested folk methods that will change the way we think about our "home". Each strategy contains carefully selected and illustrated projects that turn ideas into practice and offer real-world solutions regardless of location or size.
With ideas and houses spanning the globe, including developing regions in Asia, Africa and South America, Houses That Can Save the World spotlights everything from new techniques to creative reuse of existing buildings and materials.
Whether you're planning a DIY project or simply looking for ways to make your home more environmentally friendly and efficient, this book is packed with innovative ideas that can help make our homes and the world a better place.
Dimensions: H: 25 x 21.6 x D: 3.1 cm
Writers: Courtenay Smith and Sean Topham
Publisher: Thames & Hudson