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Presents floor plans and images of strawbale homes from around the country, discussing such topics as climate considerations, maintenance, budgeting, code compliance, energy efficiency, and structural systems.
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...a beautiful coffee table (or workshop table!) book both inspiring and practical.
Wanek's informative and handsome new coffee-table book profiles 40 residences across the United States and Canada, most built during the past decade's straw-bale renaissance.
An attractive new book...The New Strawbale Home...[has] color photos of 41 straw-bale homes from California to Vermont and from Canada to New Mexico, and contains lively interviews with their owner-builders and architects.
Author and photographer Catherine Wanek organized the building of a straw bale greenhouse in 1992 and has been an advocate for straw bale construction ever since. She produced and directed the Building with Straw video series, and spent nearly five years publishing and editing The Last Straw Journal. Her first book, The Art of Natural Building, was published in 2002. Wanek lives in Kingston, New Mexico.
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Book Description Gibbs Smith Publishers September 2009, 2009. Trade Paperback. Condition: New. The New Strawbale Home compiles flor plans and images from forty cutting-edge homes across North America, from California to Quebec, New Mexico to New England, showcasing a spectrum of regional styles and personal aesthetic choices. This practical guide discusses varying climate considerations and essential design details for problem-free construction and low maintenance, and also points out the ecologically friendly, energy-saving aspects of strawbale construction. Author and photographer Catherine Wanek produced and directed the Building with Straw videoseries, and has spent more than a decade being involved in strawbale technology. She lives inNew Mexico. Innovative architects and builders build natural, eco-friendly homes Book has minor shelf wear. Seller Inventory # 20101219115553
Book Description Gibbs Smith, 2009. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1423606574
Book Description Gibbs M. Smith Inc, 2009. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # mon0000229205
Book Description Gibbs Smith. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1423606574 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0597528
Book Description Gibbs Smith, 2009. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1423606574