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    DescriptionA former UN worker and prominent architect, Johan van Lengen has seen firsthand the desperate need for a "greener" approach to housing in impoverished tropical climates. This comprehensive book clearly explains every aspect of this endeavor, including design (siting, orientation, climate consideration), materials (sisal, cactus, bamboo, earth), and implementation. The author emphasizes throughout the book what is inexpensive and sustainable. Included are sections discussing urban planning, small-scale energy production, cleaning and storing drinking water, and dealing with septic waste, and all information is applied to three distinct tropical regions: humid areas, temporate areas, and desert climates. Hundreds of explanatory drawings by van Lengen allow even novice builders to get started.


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    Title
    Barefoot Architect
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Johan Van Lengen
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 706
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 47 mm
    Weight: 916 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780936070421
    ISBN 10: 0936070420
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25850
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ARC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.5
    BIC subject category V2: AMB
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/ECOLGY
    B&T General Subject: 130
    Ingram Subject Code: AR
    Libri: I-AR
    BISAC V2.8: ARC009000
    DC22: 720.92, 720.47
    BISAC V2.8: ARC012000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: ARC018000
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 720/.47
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: TH4860 .L46 2008
    Thema V1.0: AMB
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, maps
    Publisher
    Shelter Publications Inc.,U.S.
    Imprint name
    Shelter Publications Inc.,U.S.
    Publication date
    28 October 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Bolinas