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Building with Vision

Optimizing and Finding Alternatives to Wood

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Building with Vision by Daniel Imhoff
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Combining environmental philosophy, practical information and dynamic visuals, Building with Vision makes accessible many solutions to wasteful tree-dependent construction and design. In addition to identifying the benefits, challenges, and applications of the recommended alternatives to contemporary American construction, this book details building methods to minimize wood waste, maximize efficiency, and emphasize the unique aesthetic properties of non-wood materials. Building systems featured include Rastra, a new kind of interlocking block made of recovered Styrofoam packaging; Structural Insulated Pales (SIPs) made of plywood, OSB, or strawboard with a thick foam core; and a variety of "Eco-Crete," super-insulating concrete systems. A wide range of finish materials are discussed as well; panel board made from agricultural crop waste, flooring derived from used tires, natural linoleum and certified woods, and cement countertops embedded with finds from the urban waste stream.

Author Biography

Daniel Imhoff is Executive Director of Watershed Media, a nonprofit communications agency located in Northern California. He and photographer/designer Roberto Carra have collaborated on four previous books, including Farming with the Wild: Enchancing Biodiversity on Farms and Ranchers (Sierra Club Books, 2003)
Release date NZ
January 18th, 2001
Author
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Watershed Media Press
Pages
136
Dimensions
229x203x12
ISBN-13
9780970950000
Product ID
1839666

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