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WMAP Ecological House Design Bibliography

Ecology, Design, and Culture

Flores, Fernando, Hubert Dreyfus and Charles Spinosa. Disclosing New Worlds. MIT Press, 1997.

Flores, Fernando. Understanding Computers & Cognition.

Hawken, Paul. Ecology of Commerce: A Declaration of Sustainability. New York: Harper Business, 1993.

Bookchin, Murray. The Ecology of Freedom.

Lovelock, James. Gaia: The Practical Science of Planetary Medicine. Gaia, 1992.

Van der Ryn, Sim and Stuart Cowan. Ecological Design. Island Press, 1996.

Copra, Fritjof. The Web of Life. Anchor Books, 1996.

Butti, Ken and John Perlin. Golden Thread: 2500 Years of Solar Architecture and Technology. Chesire Books, 1980.

Odum, Howard T. Environment, Power, and Society. John Wiley & Sons, 1971.

Alexander, Christopher. A Timeless Way of Building. New York: Oxford University Press, 1979.

Alexander, Christopher, Sara Ishikawa, and Murray Silverstein, with Max Jacobson, Ingrid Fiksdahl-King, and Shlomo Angel. Towns, Buildings, Construction New York: Oxford University Press, 1977.

Hiss, Tony. The Experience of Place. New York: Vintage, 1990.

Jacobs, Jane. The Death and Life of Great American Cities. New York: Random House, 1961.

Kuntsler, James Howard. The Geography of Nowhere: The Rise and Decline of America's Man-Made Landscape. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1993.

Grabow, Stephen. Christopher Alexander: The Search for a New Paradigm in Architecture. Oriel Books, 1983.


Healthy Home Design

Pearson, David. Earth to Spirit: In Search of Natural Architecture. Chronicle Books, 1994. An inspirational book on integrating spirituality into buildings.

Connell, John. Homing Instinct: Using Your Lifestyle to Design and Build Your Home. McGraw-Hill, 1998. Excellent resource for overall home design.

Chriras, Daniel. The Natural House: A Complete Guide to Health, Energy Efficient, Environmental Homes. Chelsea GreenPublishing, 2000. Excellent overview of rammed earth, strawbale, adobe, cob, cordwood, log, stone and other technologies.

Verolia, Carol. Healing Environments. Celestial Arts, 1988.

Susanka, Sarah. Creating the Not So Big House. Taunton Press, 2000. Excellent resource and ideas for design of high quality smaller homes.

Susanka, Sarah. The Not So Big House: A Blueprint for the Way We Really Live. Taunton Press, 1998. Excellent resource and ideas for design of high quality smaller homes.

Reynolds, Michael. Earthships, Vol. 1 & 2. Solar Survival Architecture, 1990 and 1991.

Bower, John. The Healthy House. Stuart Lyle, 1989. The classic book of design for chemical sensitivity.

Forallones Institute. The Integral Urban House. Sierra Club Books, 1979.

Fathy, Hassan. Natural Energy and Vernacular Architecture. University of Chicago Press, 1986.

Lynn-Todd, Debra. Non-Toxic, Natural & Earthwise. Jeremy Tarcher, 1990.

Pearson, David. The Natural House Book. Fireside Simon & Schuster, 1989.

Rousseau, David and James Wasley. Healthy by Design. Point Roberts, WA: Hartley & Marks, 1997. Course Reader, available on reserve in Bailey Library.

Marc, Olivier. Psychology of the House. Thames & Hudson, 1977.

Rousseau, David, W.J. Rea, and Jean Enwright. Your Home, Your Health, and Well-Being. Berkley, CA: Ten Speed Press, 1988.

Marinelli, Janet and Paul Bierman-Lytle. Your Natural Home: The Complete Sourcebook and Design Material for Creating a Healthy, Beautiful, and Environmentally Sensitive House. Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1995.

Ecological Land Use and Development

Rocky Mountain Institute. Green Development: Integrating Ecology and Real Estate. John Wiley & Sons, 1998. The best book on green development.

McHarg, Ian. Design with Nature. John Wiley & Sons, 1992. This is the classic book which initiated environmental design on a project and regional basis.

Thompson, J. William and Kim Sorvig. Sustainable Landscape Construction: A Guide to Green Building Outdoors. Island Press, 2000.

McCamant, Kathryn and Charles Durrett. Cohousing: A Contemporary Approach to Housing Ourselves. Ten Speed Press, 1998.

Hanson, Chris. The Cohousing Handbook: Building a Place for Community. Hartley & Marks, 1996.

McDonough, William. The Hannover Principles: Design for Sustainability. 1992

Mollison, Bill and David Holmgren. Permaculture, Vol. 1 &2. Tagari, 1979.

Soleri, Paul. Arcology: The City in the Image of Man. MIT Press, 1969.

Chermayeff, Serge and Christopher Alexander. Community and Privacy. Doubleday & Co., 1963. Anchor Books, 1965.

Goodman, Paul & Percival. Communitas: Means of Livelihood and Ways of Life. Vintage Books, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1960.

Hayden, Dolores. Redesigning the American Dream: The Future of Housing, Work, and Family Life. W.W. Norton & Co., 1984.

Van der Ryn, Sim and Peter Calthorpe. Sustainable Communities: A New Design Synthesis for Cities, Suburbs, and Towns. Sierra Club Books, 1986.

Olgyay, Victor. Design With Climate: Bioclimatic Approach to Architectural Regionalism. Princeton University Press, 1963.

Knowles, Ralph. Energy and Form. MIT Press, 1974.

Calthorpe, Peter. The Next American Metropolis: Ecology, Community, and the American Dream. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1993.

Calthorpe, Peter and Sim Van der Ryn. Sustainable Communities. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1986.

Corbett, Michael. A Better Place to Live: New Designs for Tomorrow's Communities. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1981.

Arendt, Randall G., with Elizabeth A. Brabec, Harry L. Dodson, Christine Reid, and Robert O. Yaro. Rural by Design. Chicago: American Planning Association, 1994.

Green Building Design (Other than residences)

National Audubon Society. Audubon House: Building the Environmentally Responsible, Energy Efficient Office. John Wiley & Sons, 1994.

Todd, John and Nancy Jack. Bioshelters, Ocean Arks, City Farming: Ecology as a Basis for Design. Sierra Club Books, 1984.

Crest (Center for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technology). Green Building Advisor: Defining the Future of Environmentally Responsible Design. Interactive CD for green building design.

Demkin, J. ed. The Environmental Resource Guide. New York: AIA/Wiley & Sons, 1997. Additional resource, on reserve in Bailey Library.

Heschong, Lisa. Thermal Delight in Architecture. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1979.

Olgyay, Victor. Design with Climate. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1965.

City of New York, Department of Design and Construction. High Performance Building Guidelines. 1999.

Yost, Peter and Eric Lund, National Association of Home Builders. Residential Construction Waste Management: A Builder's Field Guide, How to Save Money and Landfill Space. NAHB, Research Center, January 1997.

Loken, Steve, Rod Miner, and Tracy Mumma. A Reference Guide to Resource Efficient Building Elements. 4th ed. Missoula, Mont.: Center for Resourceful Building Technology, 1994.

Crosbie, Michael J., ed. Green Architecture: A Guide to Sustainable Design. Washington, DC: American Institute of Architects, 1994.

Department of Public Works and Transportation, Environmental and Conservation Services Department. City of Austin Sustainable Building Guidelines. Austin, TX:, 1994.

Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air and Radiation and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Building Air Quality: A Guide for Building Owners and Facility Managers. Washington, DC: EPA, 1991.

Brand, Stewart. How Buildings Learn. New York: Viking Penguin, 1994.

Townsend, A.K. The Smart Office: Turning Your Company on Its Head. Gila Press, 1997.

Pratt, Doug, ed. And John Schaffer, exec. Ed. Real Goods Solar Living Source Book. Chelsea Green Publishing Co., 1999.

WMAP work published

Barou, Patrick. Archi de Soleil
Carriere, Day. Solar Houses for a Cold Climate.
Lee, Dr. Rainan. The Encyclopedia of Energy Building Design.
Metz, Don, ed. Compact House Design.
Milligan, Charles & James Higgs. The Wizard's Eye: Visions of American Resourcefulness.
Schucliff, William A. Solar Heating Buildings: A Brief Summary.
Watson, Donald. Designing & Building a Solar House: Your Place in the Sun.
Schmid, Anne M. and Mary Scoviak-Lerner. International Hotel and Resort Design.
Canadian Wood Council. Wood Reference Handbook.
Dickinson, Duo. Small Houses for the Next Century.
Rosenfeld, Lucy. Amazing Space: Architect Designed Homes under $300,000.