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Superlight :

by Richardson, Phyllis
Published by : Thames and Hudson, (London :) Physical details: 256 p. : col. ill ; 26 cm ISBN: 0500342962 Subject(s): Sustainable buildings | Sustainable architecture. | Architecture, Domestic %Environmental aspects Year: 2014
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Machine generated contents note: Houses that ̀touch the earth lightly' -- 01. Floating -- Floating House -- MOS Architects -- Lake Huron, Ontario, Canada -- Exbury Egg -- PAD Studio and Stephen Turner -- Hampshire, UK -- Recreation Island House -- 2by4 Architects -- Breukelen, Netherlands -- Summer House -- Mats Fahlander -- Lysekil, Sweden -- Port-a-Bach -- AtelierWorkshop -- New Plymouth, New Zealand -- Pilotis in a Forest -- Go Hasegawa -- Karuizawa, Nagano, Japan -- Blooming Bamboo House -- H & P Architects -- Hanoi, Vietnam -- Casa Garoza -- Herreros Arquitectos -- Avila, Spain -- The Treehouse -- Baumraum -- Hechtel-Eksel, Belgium -- 02. Low Energy -- Recycled Materials Cottage -- Juan Luis Martinez Nahuel Pirihueico, Chile -- CHiP House -- SCI-Arc/Caltech Solar Decathlon 2011 -- First Light -- Victoria University of Wellington -- Solar Decathlon 2011 -- LISI House -- Vienna University of Technology -- Solar Decathlon 2013 -- Meme Meadows -- Kengo Kuma & Associates

Contents note continued: Taiki-cho, Hokkaido, Japan -- Hivehaus -- Barry Jackson -- Wigan, Lancashire, UK -- Mod. Fab -- Taliesin West -- Scottsdale, Arizona, USA -- DesertSol -- University of Nevada Las Vegas -- Solar Decathlon 2013 -- Containers of Hope -- Benjamin Garcia Saxe -- San Jose, Costa Rica -- 03. Urban Light -- House NA -- Sou Fujimoto -- Tokyo, Japan -- Cabanon Cuyes -- Bruit du Frigo -- Cuyes, Dax, France -- House in Yamasaki -- Tato Architects -- Yamasaki, Hyogo, Japan -- Tokyo Steel House -- MDS Architecture -- Tokyo, Japan -- The Nest -- A21 Studio -- Thuân An, Vietnam -- Casa Nunez -- Adamo-Faiden Arquitectos -- Buenos Aires, Argentina -- Efficiency House Plus -- Institute for Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design, University of Stuttgart Berlin, Germany -- 04. Escape -- Apelle -- Marco Casagrande -- Karjaa, Finland -- Low-energy Bamboo House -- AST77 -- Beukenlaan, Rotselaar, Belgium -- Base Camp Chewton -- Insite Design -- Chewton, Victoria, Australia

Contents note continued: Casa Apolo 11 -- Parra + Edwards Arquitectos La Reina, Santiago, Chile -- Wetlands Habitation and Work Unit -- Prof. Jingxiang Zhu, Chinese University of Hong Kong -- Nanhui Dongtan, Shanghai, China -- Hut on Sleds -- Crosson Clarke Carnachan -- Architects -- Whangapoua, New Zealand -- Swamp Hut -- Moskow Linn Architects -- Newton, Massachusetts, USA -- Maquina 1 -- Adhoc -- Murcia, Spain -- Cape Russell Retreat -- Sanders Pace Architecture Sharps Chapel, Tennessee, USA -- 05. Extreme -- Gervasutti/LEAPrus -- LEAP factory -- Grandes Jorasses, France/Mt Elbrus, Russia -- Low-cost House -- Vo Trong Nghia Architects -- Biên Hoa, Dong Nai, Vietnam -- Squish Studio -- Saunders Architecture -- Fogo Island, Newfoundland, Canada -- N4+Gluebam House -- Advanced Architecture Lab Wuhan, China -- Mamelodi Pod -- Architecture for a Change -- Mamelodi, Pretoria, South Africa -- Smart Student Hut -- Tengbom Architects and Lund University Virserum, Sweden

Contents note continued: Yakushima Takatsuka Lodge -- Shigeru Ban -- Kagoshima, Yakushima, Japan

One of the most influential design philosophies of the past 25 years has been Glenn Murcutt's dictum that buildings should touch the earth lightly. While architects have always sought to liberate architecture from its solid foundations through the use of new materials and spatial reconfigurations, climate change, new materials and restricted land use have given new impetus to finding lightweight solutions for our homes. Superlight houses combine two strands of thinking: that lightweight buildings have less impact on their environments, and that this lightness (visually, materially, ecologically) can lead to more open living and greater communion with their surroundings. Each of the 41 houses presented here is shown through photographs, plans and lucid explanations. Residences that appear to float, ingenious constructions using local materials, innovative structures, inflatable spaces, high-tech hyper-intelligent houses superlight takes many forms, in many places from the urban jungle of Tokyo to rural China and mountainous Chile

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