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Green is Beautiful

Eco-Friendly Architecture

by Claudio Santini and Dafna Zilafro

Renowned Italian architectural photographer, Claudio Santini takes a pictorial journey through the “green” houses of today’s society, including his very own in Mar Vista, California, and displays the advantages of an eco-friendly lifestyle.

"Green is beautiful” is a collection of images that shows us that learning to be “green” is not only a cold approach to the subject of sustainability, as reading a technical manual; but in this volume the topic becomes an attractive and stimulating subject which projects our self immediately in dreaming to be part of a new conservative aesthetic. Santini takes us through an inspiring tour where we’ll discover a special formal balance. The interiors’ and exteriors’ photographs showcased in this book are captured with learned use of the natural light and with the essential composition of architectural elements and accessories.

This glimpse into how to make our homes the coziest places in the world teaches us how to be respectful of the environment and use some simple rules that are wise and ancient. Choose a house exposed to the south and a large living room window will grant to your home that special, unique warmth and light, just as emperors and kings of the past asked of their architects to build in their prestigious residence. Today, finally, we are aware that we can get those privileges because our level of knowledge has grown; we can now realize such a dream by simply following the ten suggestions contained in the ten chapters illustrated in this book in our everyday living life. Examples of affordable solutions are direct hints to the readers, who desire to live a better life being aware of the limited and precious resources of our planet.

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