Sustainable Asian House
Hardback | Aug 2013 | Tuttle Publishing | 9780804843331 | 208pp | 254x229mm | GEN | AUD$29.99
Today's byword is sustainability, and in few areas is that more evident than in architecture. The Sustainable Asian House celebrates the new architectural vocabulary of environmental, social, and cultural sustainability as it is emerging in Southeast Asia, specifically Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and the Philippines.
The twenty-seven houses in this book are an exciting representation of the region's reinterpretation of tropical architecture, its growing interest in traditional materials and craftsmanship, and the new emphasis on issues such as orientation to the sun and prevailing winds to reduce energy consumption and carbon footprint.