By Alanna Stang, Christopher Hawthorne
Now on hand in paperback, The eco-friendly House vividly illustrates the rising collaboration among fashionable structure, inside layout, and environmental accountability. This groundbreaking booklet positive aspects greater than thirty-five apartments in fifteen countries—and approximately each attainable typical environment—designed through a mixture of megastar architects and lesser-known practitioners, all of whom positioned "greenness" within the carrier of caliber layout, and never the opposite direction round.
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