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The Barefoot Architect, Johan van Lengen

Author Name    Johan van Lengen

Title   The Barefoot Architect

Binding   PAPERBACK

Book Condition   New

Publisher    Shelter Publications, Inc.

ISBN Number    0936070420 / 9780936070421

Seller ID   LED00000017

0936070420 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 705 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. FROM THE JUNGLES OF BRAZIL A GREEN BUILDING MANUAL FOR THE 21ST CENTURY * Basic design, climate, and site planning for humid and dry climates * Adobe, rammed earth, bamboo, plaster, wood, concrete and ferro-cement * Foundations, roofs, floors, walls, doors, windows, and eco-techniques * Solar heating, water-powered electricity, natural cooling and ventilation * Water purification, pumps, cisterns, septic tanks, composting toilets This book is for people who dream of building a simple home. It is also for those in the building trades: carpenters, masons, plumbers, and artisans, as well as for urban planners, rural technicians, and small community designers. It covers basic design, use of a great variety of natural materials, construction details, natural heating and cooling, and water and sanitation techniques. Although many of the methods shown are traditional, more modern techniques are shown as well. FIRST ENGLISH TRANSLATION-INTERNATIONAL BEST-SELLER Manual do Arqiteto Descalco Johan van Lengen wrote and illustrated the Manual of the Barefoot Architect in Spanish in 1982, while in Mexico. government bought 40, 000 copies and placed one in every library in the country. book went on to sell over 200, 000 copies in Latin America. An extended version was later published in Portuguese in Brazil. This is the first English translation.

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