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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 04 7:35 pm    Post subject: Recommended Reading  Reply with quote    

If you'd like further information on the topics covered in this section you may find the following books , click through to Amazon, please PM me with your favourites if they're not listed:

The Housebuilder's Bible: An Insider's Guide to the Construction Jungle by Mark Brinkley

The New Autonomous House: Design and Planning for Sustainability,
Brenda & Robert Vale


This is by the architect that designed ours, good book, nice bloke:
The Green Self Build Book, Jon Broome

Recommended by resistanceisfertile:

1) A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction : Christopher Alexander, Sara Ishikawa, Murray Silverstein, Max Jacobson, Ingrid Fiksdahl-King and Shlomo Angel.

One to keep going back to!

2) Rural Studio; Samuel Mockbee and an American Architecture of decency : Anrea Oppenhiemer Dean and Timothy Hursley.

A great introduction to one of the greats and an infectious approach to form and function.

3) The ecology of building materials : Bjorn Berge

Great overview of the true impact of the building process.

4) Frank Lloyd Wrights Fallingwater; The House and its History : Donald Hoffman

Fascinating account of the birth of a masterpiece (and compulsive reading for anyone embarking on a build!)

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