Eco-House Renovations –
45 Green Home Conversions
Lucy D. Rosenfield
Whether a town house, a village colonial, country barn, or a coastal saltbox,
any home can be converted to be environmentally friendly. That’s the message
of this new design book, which provides inspiration for aesthetically
pleasing and practical renovations. The new book features information
about glass, including a section on the properties of glass, and several
architects’ use of glass in their renovations.
Starting with a section on basic planning, this guide walks
readers through some major considerations necessary to the success of
an eco-renovation. It looks at 45 projects around the country, including
homes that have been reconfigured, renovated, added to, or otherwise redone
to address everything from the size of the building’s footprint and energy
needs, to its use of sustainable or even reused materials and its pollution
emissions. The book is illustrated with nearly 300 photos and building
plans and also offers various other design resources.
Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang Architects
Jeanne Gang, founder of Chicago-based Studio Gang Architects and a recent
recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship, “is giving the epithet ‘Chicago
School’ a new meaning.” Her book Reveal, published in 2011, presents an
in-depth look at the firm’s unique work and working process through drawings,
diagrams, sketches and photographs that illuminate the evolution of each
of the book’s eight featured projects, both public and private, and ranging
in size from exhibition to high-rise. www.papress.com
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