Books I'm Reading

Recreating the American Home: The Passive House Approach, by Mary James

The diversity of the ten projects in this book is pretty amazing — from the restoration of an historic 19th century brownstone in Brooklyn, NY, to a large single-family home in the high desert of Salt Lake City, Utah.  The book also includes affordable housing and a house in the hot and humid climate of Louisiana.  Aesthetically, the houses are very diverse as well, although they are all fairly conservative.

Grid Rocks!, by George Duncan

chaotic exuberance, stochastic turbulence, architectural surrealism

This book is based on the art displayed in his solo exhibition at the Artistas de Santa Fe Gallery in New Mexico.

Mastering Autodesk Revit 2011, by Eddy Krygiel, Phil Read, and James Vandezande

I love this book because it’s easy to follow and contains real-world examples of how to use building information modeling (BIM) processes, not just software.