ISBN: 9781603581073 Year Added to Catalog: 2008 Book Format: Paperback Book Art: B&W illustrations Dimensions: 11 x 8 1/2 Number of Pages: 192 Book Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Release Date: May 2, 2009 Web Product ID: 447
"Malcolm Wells has been an inspiration to two generations of architecture students. This book should be required reading for everyone making decisions about the built environment."
—Steve Heckeroth, award-winning solar designer/builder
The Earth-Sheltered House is a classic in the annals of sustainable building books, written by a legend in the field of environmentally responsible architecture. Malcolm Wells has a fundamentally different way of looking at the design and building process, and his iconoclastic perspective has never been more apparent.
Wells’s work is revolutionary, but readers will find his message to be pure common sense. Earth sheltering offers superior comfort with minimal energy input, and it is adaptable to diverse terrains as well as a variety of architectural aesthetics.
About the Author
Malcolm Wells, a pioneer of underground building and natural design, is widely known for his many books, including How to Build an Underground House and Gentle Architecture. His cartoons are featured in Rob Roy's Mortgage Free! Innovative Strategies for Debt-Free Home Ownership. Mac Wells lives in The Underground Art Gallery in Brewster, Massachusetts.