A Place of My Own: The Architecture of Daydreams by Michael Pollan / A Place of My Own not only works to convey the history and meaning of all human building, it also marks the connections between our bodies, our minds, and the natural world. / Ex Libris ♥
Sustainable Design: A Critical Guide for Architects and Interior, Lighting, and Environmental Designers
Green roofs provide many benefits, both environmentally and financially!
William McDonough + Partners envisions its house like a tree. The "bark" of the house is made up of thin, insulating films that would self-clean and self-heal if damaged. A curved roof with large eaves provides shade, which lowers the heat load in summer. The "trunk," or the frame of the home, consists of carbon tubes, while the "roots" are a heat-pump system buried in the yard.
Intuition by Richard Buckminster Fuller / "In this series of poem-essays, Fuller elaborates his notion that intuition is our most important faculty. He asserts that out metaphysical minds alone can conceptualize the nature of the Universe, noting key differences between the mind and the physical brain." / Ex Libris ♥