May 22, 2009

Earth Architecture

This book provides a new perspective on the world's oldest and most widely used building materials--bricks made from mud. The book's brief introduction provides a little historical background on the use of bricks in building as well as laying the foundation for the environmentally conscious building practices that have become increasingly popular. The majority of the book provides examples from around the world of how bricks are integrated into modern, eco-sensitive buildings around the world. Using photographs extensively, this book shows how earth can be formed into a wide variety of shapes and integrated into buildings in many ways with results that span from rustic to ultra-modern.

This book can be found in HECSA Library:

Earth Architecture
Ronald Rael
TH 1412 .R34 2009