Shelter: An Architect's Journey into Sustainability

Shelter: An Architect's Journey into Sustainability

by Wayne Bingham


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After practicing conventional glass, steel, and concrete architecture for more than thirty years, an award-winning architect discovers the concept of sustainable living and embarks on a journey that ends with his own strawbale home at the foot of the Grand Tetons.

A complete source of information for sustainable and off-the-grid construction, Shelter explores the principles of sustainable living and then illustrates actual execution of those principles in the author’s strawbale home. Both an exploration of sustainability from an architect’s point of view as well as a practical reference for home builders, Shelter is an indispensable resource to those interested in leaving a smaller foot print on the environment.

Follow the author from the beginning idea through the planning, designing, and constructing to the realities of living in his strawbale dream home.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781939629258
Publisher: Familius
Publication date: 10/02/2014
Pages: 198
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Wayne Bingham is an architect, author, and photographer. He has practiced architecture for a wide variety of private and public buildings in the United States. As past President of AIA Salt Lake he was instrumental in developing and building the AIA Habitat For Humanity, Chairperson for Design for Life Workshops, Chairperson for the AIA Committee on the Environment. He also served as a Member and Chairperson of the State of Utah Uniform Building Codes Commission and a columnist for the Deseret News weekly articles "City Scape."

He has made presentations on sustainable environments to American Institute of Architects, Utah State University, University of Utah, Bioneers in Bozeman, Mt, and the Sundance Nature Center. He is recipient of four architectural design awards and a 1997 Governor's award for Energy Efficiency in State Facilities. His work has been published in the Architectural Digest, Popular Science, Salt Lake Tribune, Intermountain Contractor, Deseret News, Nikkei Architecture, Utah Holiday Magazine, and Utah Architect Magazine.He served as The Building Program director for the State of Utah for ten years.

He has co-authored three books: Small Strawbale, Strawbale Home Plans, and Natural Timber Frame Homes.

Wayne and his wife, Colleen, are now living in their own strawbale home in Teton Valley, Idaho, during the summers and Salt Lake City in the winter. They travel widely and enjoy photographing and exploring indigenous architecture and sustainable living practices.

Table of Contents

• Chapter 1: The Odyssey—Finding a Direction
• Chapter 2: How Is an Adventure Born?
• Chapter 3: Translating the Dream into a Design
• Chapter 4: Building the Dream—The First Summer 2002
• Chapter 5: Building the Dream—The Second Summer 2003
• Chapter 6: Building the Dream—The Third Summer 2004
• Chapter 7: Building the Dream—The Fourth Summer 2005
• Chapter 8: Building the Dream—The Fifth Summer 2006
• Chapter 9: Living the Dream

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Bill Steen

"It was fun to play an early part in Wayne's transition from a conventional architect to one involved with creating housing and buildings from sustainable materials that are appropriate and vital for the era in which we live. His journey is one of inspiration and vision to be shared by all." Bill Steen, author of the bestselling The Straw Bale House

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