The Barefoot Architect
The Barefoot Architect
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The Barefoot Architect
Table of Contents

PREFACE
INTRODUCTION
HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL

1 - DESIGN

drawings
house form
spaces
how to design a house
models
dimensions
environment
lighting
siting a house
buildings
settlements
climate
urban spaces
circulation
natural environment

2 - HUMID  TROPICS

house shapes
roofs
structures
pests
doors and windows
ventilation
humidity
roads and bridges

3 - DRY  TROPICS

house shapes
ventilation
roofs
windows

4 - TEMPERATE ZONE

climate
heating
solar collector rooms
heaters

5 - MATERIALS

selecting materials
earth
ferrocement
sand
lime
wood
cactus
bamboo
sisal
seacrete

6 - CONSTRUCTION

preparation
using materiais
foundations
walls
panels
floors
roofs
doors and windows
services
special items
tools
ecotechniques

7 - ENERGY

heat and motion
mills
solar heat
stoves

8 - WATER

location
pumps
moving water
cisterns
filters
purification
irrigation
cooling & conservation

9 - SANITATION

equipment

bason

coban
drainage

10 - MAPS AND TABLES 

materials and heat
measurements
mixtures
climate zones
angles

11 - APPENDIX

glossary
bibliography
index