The Green House : New Directions in Sustainable Architecture
John Matlock "Gunny" wrote: "The design goals of a green house are: 1. Harmonize with the site. 2. Build as small as possible. 3. Use natural heating and cooling 4. Be beautiful as well as ecological. 5. Located close to there the dwellers have to go (work, school, shopping). 6. Refurbish older buildings where possible. The thirty or so houses described in this book fit these criteria as best as possible. Some of these are in remote locations so fail in that criteria (unless you work at home and do not have children in school). But a surprising number of these dwellings are in cities: New York, Vienna, Stuttgart, Melbourne, San Antonio, Phoenix. The houses are striking in appearance, inexpensive to build, totally functional. As with other books of home plans, these houses serve as idea books for architects and potential owners to use in their new designs. "