Building with Awareness: The Book
Architects have a language of their own; 2D complicated drawings and incomprehensible specifications for the building trades, jargon and incomprehensible writing for the public. Ted Owens is different; he wants to communicate. He has told the story of building his strawbale hybrid house on a DVD; in a series of posts on Treehugger; on his own comprehensive website, and now, a book. However it is unlike most architectural books, Ted's is laid out with pictures, arrows and notes to be easy to read, understand and follow. He even appears to have invented a form of hyperlink for print- red lines connecting highlighted text to the appropriate picture.