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Building with Vision: Optimizing and Finding Alternatives to Wood
     

Building with Vision: Optimizing and Finding Alternatives to Wood

by Daniel Imhoff, Roberto Carra (Photographer)
 

Part green building primer, part architectural photo essay, this is an essential resource for professionals and homeowners interested in the leading edge of environmental building. Imhoff traveled extensively to document and photograph beautiful and novel alternatives to wood intensive-building.

Building with Vision is the first book to link residential

Overview


Part green building primer, part architectural photo essay, this is an essential resource for professionals and homeowners interested in the leading edge of environmental building. Imhoff traveled extensively to document and photograph beautiful and novel alternatives to wood intensive-building.

Building with Vision is the first book to link residential building with forest impacts. Nearly 1.5 million new houses are built in the United States each year, 90 percent framed with wood, and the average house consuming an acre's worth of trees. But as Building with Vision shows, from framing and siding to new building systems and finish materials, there are many ways architects, contractors, and homeowners can make high-quality, resourceful, long-lasting and beautiful decisions. Details include building techniques as well as materials, including Styrofoam, steel, concrete, straw bales, rammed earth, adobe and much more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780970950000
Publisher:
Watershed Media
Publication date:
01/01/2001
Series:
Wood Reduction Triology
Pages:
136
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Daniel Imhoff is Executive Director of Watershed Media, a nonprofit communications agency located in Northern California. He and photographer/designer Roberto Carra have collaborated on four previous books, including Farming with the Wild: Enchancing Biodiversity on Farms and Ranchers (Sierra Club Books, 2003)

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