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The New Autonomous House

Design and Planning for Sustainability

Brenda and Robert Vale, Robert Vale

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A blueprint for sustainable architecture: documents how two of the world’s leading green architects turned their groundbreaking theories into reality

Overview

The New Autonomous House has a simple but revolutionary message – that it is possible to live in a home which is inexpensive, kind to the planet, and which liberates its owner from utility bills.

Brenda and Robert Vale, who have been at the forefront of green architecture for nearly thirty years, record the building of their house based on the principles of sustainable resources. They document the philosophy, design and construction of a building without mains water or sewerage, but with the means to produce power from the sun, and the facilities to collect drinking water from the rain.

This is a thought-provoking yet practical solution to the environmental problems caused by the houses in which we live. It is a blueprint of green architecture for future generations.

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Reviews

'The bible of self-build'
The Architects’ Journal

'For anyone interested in sustainable design, 'The New Autonomous House' will be indispensable'
Architecture Today

'Thorough and detailed'
Building Services Journal

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Specifications

Format: Paperback

Size: 23.5 x 16.4 cm

Extent: 256 pp

Publication date: 13 May 2002

ISBN: 9780500282878

About the Author

Brenda Vale is professor in the School of Architecture at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Together with her husband Robert they are the authors of The Autonomous House, Green Architecture, The New Autonomous House and Time to Eat the Dog?, all published by Thames & Hudson.

Robert Vale is professor in the School of Architecture at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Jointly with his wife Brenda they are the authors of The Autonomous House, Green Architecture, The New Autonomous House and Time to Eat the Dog?, all published by Thames & Hudson.