Transition Culture

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

Transition Culture has moved

After eight years of frenzied blogging at this site, Transition Culture has moved to its new home. Do come and join us, but feel free to also browse this now-archived site and use the shop. Thanks for all your support, comments and input so far, and see you soon.


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