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THE BAREFOOT ARCHITECT A HANDBOOK FOR GREEN BUILDING - (VAN LENGEN JOHAN)


 

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THE BAREFOOT ARCHITECT A HANDBOOK FOR GREEN BUILDING - (VAN LENGEN JOHAN)

 
17.50 €
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Code EAN 13 : 9780936070421
éditeur : 
Shelter
date de parution : 
2008-01-01
nbre de pages : 
706
format : 
14 x 21 cm



FROM THE JUNGLES OF BRAZIL –
A GREEN BUILDING MANUAL FOR THE 21ST CENTURY        

A former UN worker and prominent architect, Johan van Lengen has seen firsthand the desperate need for a "greener" approach to housing in impoverished tropical climates. This comprehensive book clearly explains every aspect of this endeavor, including design (siting, orientation, climate consideration), materials (sisal, cactus, bamboo, earth), and implementation. The author emphasizes throughout the book what is inexpensive and sustainable. Included are sections discussing urban planning, small-scale energy production, cleaning and storing drinking water, and dealing with septic waste, and all information is applied to three distinct tropical regions: humid areas, temporate areas, and desert climates. Hundreds of explanatory drawings by van Lengen allow even novice builders to get started.

      - Basic design, climate, and site planning for humid and dry climates

      - Adobe, rammed earth, bamboo, plaster, wood, concrete and ferro-cement
    
      - Foundations, roofs, floors, walls, doors, windows, and eco-techniques
    
      - Solar heating, water-powered electricity, natural cooling and ventilation
    
      - Water purification, pumps, cisterns, septic tanks, composting toilets

Johan van Lengen wrote and illustrated the Manual of the Barefoot Architect (Manualdo Arqiteto Descalco) in Spanish in 1982, while in Mexico. The government bought 40,000 copies and placed one in every library in the country. The book went on to sell over 200,000 copies in Latin America.

An extended version was later published in Portuguese in Brazil. This is the first English translation.

 
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