Transition Culture

An Evolving Exploration into the Head, Heart and Hands of Energy Descent

Transition Culture has moved

I no longer blog on this site. You can now find me, my general blogs, and the work I am doing researching my forthcoming book on imagination, on my new blog.

Natural Building

**Natural Building – philosophy and practical resources**

Alexander, C. (1977) A Pattern Language – towns, buildings, construction. Oxford University Press
Alexander, C. (2002) The Nature of Order – volumes 1-4. Centre for Environmental Structure. *To write on work of genius in a lifetime is an achievement most of us would go off and gloat about for a while, to write two is extraordinary. Utterly essential reading.*
Evans, I, Smith, M.G., Smiley, L. (2003) The Hand Sculpted House – a practical and philosophical guide to building a cob cottage. Chelsea Green Publishing
Guelberth, C.R., Chiras, D (2003) The Natural Plasters Book – earth, lime and gypsum plasters for natural homes. New Society Publishing
Kennedy, J, Smith, M.G., Wanek, C. (2002) The Art of Natural Building – design, construction, resources. New Society Publishers
Oliver, P. (2003) Dwellings. Phaidon Press
Roaf, S. (2005) Adapting Buildings and Cities for Climate Change. Architectural Press