In honor of St. Patrick's Day, Island Press wanted to share an excerpt with a little green in it. In The Shape of Green, nationally recognized architect and designer Lance Hosey offers an answer to the question: does going green change the face of design or only its content? The first book to outline principles for the aesthetics of sustainable design, The Shape of Green argues that beauty is inherent to sustainability, and that how things look and feel is as important as how they're made. In addition to examining what makes something attractive, Hosey connects these questions with practical design challenges. Drawing from a wealth of scientific research, Hosey demonstrates that form and image can enhance conservation, comfort, and community at every scale of design, from products to buildings to cities.
Check out an excerpt from the book below.