The original, complete, user-friendly introduction to natural building, now fully revised and updatedThe popularity of natural building has grown by leaps and bounds, spurred by a grassroots desire for housing that is healthy, affordable, and environmentally responsible. While there are many books available on specific methods such as straw-bale construction, cob, or timber framing, there are few resources which introduce the reader to the entire scope of this burgeoning field.Fully revised and updated,The Art of Natural Buildingis the completeanduser-friendly introduction to natural building for everyone from the do-it-yourselfer to architects and designers. This collection of articles from over fifty leaders in the field is now stunningly illustrated with over two-hundred full-color photographs of natural buildings from around the world. Learn about:The case for building with natural materials, from the perspectives of sustainability, lifestyle, and healthWhat you need to know to plan and design your own beautiful and efficient natural homeExplanations of thirty versatile materials and techniques, with resources on where to go for further information on eachHow these techniques are being used to address housing crises around the world.Clearly written, logically organized, and beautifully illustrated,The Art of Natural Buildingistheencyclopedia of natural building.Joseph F. Kennedyis a designer, builder, writer, artist, educator, and co-founder of Builders Without Borders.Michael G. Smithis a respected workshop instructor, consultant, and co-author of the best-selling bookThe Hand-Sculpted House.Catherine Wanekis a co-founder of Builders Without Borders and author/photographer ofThe Hybrid HouseandThe New Straw Bale Home.
Acerca de Michael Smith
Michael Smith is from Cheshire. He studied history at the University of York and printmaking at the Curwen Print Study Centre near Cambridge. This is his first book.www.mythicalbritain.co.uk/@mythicalbritain
Acerca de Michael G. Smith
Michael G. Smith helped found The Cob Cottage Company in 1993. He is the author of The Cobber's Companion: How to Build Your Own Earthen Home and co-author of The Hand-Sculpted House: A Practical and Philosophical Guide to Building a Cob Cottage. Michael has designed and built nearly fifty small cob and hybrid natural homes.
Acerca de Catherine Wanek
Catherine Wanek is a cofounder of Builders Without Borders. A passionate advocate of natural building techniques for over two decades, she is the author and photographer of The Hybrid House and The New Straw Bale Home. Catherine is the owner of the Black Range Lodge, a historic bed-and-breakfast inn located in the mountains of southwest New Mexico, which is becoming known as a center for ecological building and healthy living.
Acerca de Joseph F. Kennedy
Joseph F. Kennedy, studied earth building with architect Nader Khalili and helped him found CalEarth in 1991. He promotes earth and other natural building methods as a teacher, designer and builder. Joseph currently teaches at the New School of Architecture and Design in San Diego, California.