9780936070421

The Barefoot Architect

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  • ISBN13:

    9780936070421

  • ISBN10:

    0936070420

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-10-28
  • Publisher: Shelter Publications
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Summary

A former UN worker and prominent architect, Johan van Lengen has seen firsthand the desperate need for a greener approach to housing in impoverished tropical climates. This comprehensive book clearly explains every aspect of this endeavour, including design (siting, orientation, climate consideration), materials (sisal, cactus, bamboo, earth), and implementation. The author emphasizes throughout the book what is inexpensive and sustainable. Included are sections discussing urban planning, small-scale energy production, cleaning and storing drinking water, and dealing with septic waste, and all information is applied to three distinct tropical regions: humid areas, temporate areas, and desert climates. Hundreds of explanatory drawings by van Lengen allow even novice builders to get started.

Author Biography

Johan van Lengen is the founder of the Bio-Architecture and Intuitive Technology (TIBA) school in the Mata Atlantica (coastal jungle) of Brazil

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
How to Use This Manual
Designp. 1
Drawingsp. 2
House formp. 8
Spacesp. 15
How to design a housep. 18
Modelsp. 30
Dimensionsp. 34
Environmentp. 38
Lightingp. 54
Siting a housep. 62
Buildingsp. 73
Settlementsp. 89
Climatep. 98
Urban spacesp. 106
Circulationp. 116
Natural environmentp. 133
Humid Tropicsp. 141
House shapesp. 142
Roofsp. 144
Structuresp. 158
Pestsp. 194
Doors and windowsp. 199
Ventilationp. 202
Humidityp. 204
Roads and bridgesp. 210
Dry Tropicsp. 223
House shapesp. 224
Ventilationp. 228
Roofsp. 243
Windowsp. 260
Temperate Zonep. 269
Climatep. 270
Heatingp. 276
Solar collector roomsp. 280
Heatersp. 286
Materialsp. 295
Selecting materialsp. 296
Earthp. 298
Ferrocementp. 316
Sandp. 325
Limep. 326
Woodp. 329
Cactusp. 332
Bamboop. 334
Sisalp. 340
Seacretep. 342
Constructionp. 347
Preparationp. 350
Using materialsp. 356
Foundationsp. 362
Wallsp. 376
Panelsp. 432
Floorsp. 440
Roofsp. 448
Doors and windowsp. 480
Servicesp. 502
Special itemsp. 509
Toolsp. 527
Ecotechniquesp. 536
Energyp. 541
Heat and motionp. 542
Millsp. 544
Solar heatp. 550
Stovesp. 570
Waterp. 581
Locationp. 582
Pumpsp. 586
Moving waterp. 600
Cisternsp. 608
Filtersp. 616
Purificationp. 622
Irrigationp. 634
Cooling & conservationp. 637
Sanitationp. 643
Equipmentp. 644
Basonp. 653
Cobanp. 672
Drainagep. 677
Maps & Tablesp. 679
Materials and heatp. 680
Measurementsp. 682
Mixturesp. 684
Climate zonesp. 688
Anglesp. 692
Appendixp. 698
Glossaryp. 699
Bibliographyp. 700
Indexp. 702
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