Eco House Book by Terence Conran September 07 2009
I am proud to announce that our little green-roofed garage
has been published again, this time a double-page spread in Terence Conran's beautiful new Eco House Book. I have been a big fan of Terence Conran's since my school days in Toronto in the '70's. It is an honor to be included in one of his books. Other architects represented include several for whoem I have great admiration: Glenn Murcutt, Steven Holl, and Obie Bowman.
Like Conran's previous house books, this one is equal parts how-to and inspiration, this time with an eye towards making gorgeous places with less environmental impact. It includes sections on the basics of green heating, cooling, lighting and water, and house components: windows, floors, walls and ceilings as well as furniture and fittings. The design section covers ideas for both new construction and renovation. Outdoor spaces are covered in detail, including green roofs, gardening and landscaping. Eco-friendly maintenance gets a nod as well. The 17 case studies are all testimony to the face that beauty and eco-friendly can walk hand in hand.
The book is available locally from Elliot Bay Books