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 ♥
In the ever increasing need for food and expensive transportation, architechts are finding solutions all over the world. This one is expensive, but gorgeous.
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.