Manual of Biogenic House Sections presents a visually compelling argument for rethinking the material basis of architecture in a time of environmental crisis. Asserting that the most viable means to radically reduce embodied carbon in new buildings is to use plant and earth based materials, the book demonstrates how this approach can catalyze new types of houses that reduce or sequester carbon, engage regenerative life cycles, and create healthier spaces for living. Building on the best-selling Manual of Section, the new book represents 55 innovative houses from around the world through intricately detailed cross-sectional perspectives and axonometrics complemented by photographs of construction processes, interiors, and exteriors. Analytical drawings make legible an approach to architecture based on circular material logics and a more holistic relationship to our shared environment.
Paul Lewis, FAIA is a founding principal of LTL Architects. He is professor of architecture at Princeton University School of Architecture. He is the past president of the Architectural League of New York and a fellow of the American Academy in Rome. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Wesleyan University and a Master of Architecture Degree from Princeton University.
Marc Tsurumaki is a founding principal of LTL Architects. He is currently an adjunct associate professor of architecture at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. He is the president of Storefront for Art and Architecture. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in architecture from the University of Virginia and a Master of Architecture from Princeton University.
David J. Lewis is a founding principal of LTL Architects. He is professor of architecture and Dean of Parsons School of Constructed Environments and is the recipient of the honorary position of adjunct professor of architecture at the University of Limerick, Ireland. He holds a Master of Architecture Degree from Princeton University, a Master of Arts Degree in the history of architecture and urbanism from Cornell University, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Carleton College.