Vitamin Green

The definitive book on contemporary sustainable design and architecture from around the world


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The definitive book on contemporary sustainable design and architecture from around the world

Vitamin Green provides an up-to-the-minute look at the single most important topic in contemporary design: sustainability. This new attention to the life of the things we make is changing the way design is practiced on every level and will be at the center of discussions about architecture, landscape architecture, and product design in the twenty-first century.

Projects nominated by an international collection of designers, curators, critics and thinkers were selected to create the best possible sourcebook of the most exciting and original green designs at all scales, from eyeglasses to landscapes and from motorcycles to skyscrapers. The result is an inspirational survey of the enormous amount of innovative work being done in this field, as well as a directory of products, ideas and techniques for both designers and consumers.

Filled with projects that are built and in production, Vitamin Green provides a lively and inspiring visual definition of the term 'sustainable design', showing people what really can be achieved today.


Format: Hardback
Size: 250 x 290 mm (9 7/8 x 11 3/8 in)
Pages: 352 pp
Illustrations: 500 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714862293

  Proving that green design doesn't have to mean grey thinking... Vitamin Green [...] shows how buildings that are good for us are also among the most cutting edge.
- Metro

Green design has never been more in vogue.
- Art Info

A massive, comprehensive snapshot of the design world's response to urban agriculture, ecological sustainability and energy efficiency... Staggeringly ambitious.
- Cool Hunting

The ultimate guide to sustainable design... worthy of the best spot on your coffee table or nightstand.

Contributors and nominators:

Johanna Agerman Ross
Allison Arieff
Daniel Ayat
Helen Babbs
Haig Beck & Jackie Cooper
Yves Béhar
Beth Blostein
Joshua Bolchover
Jonathan W. Bulkley
Lucy Bullivant
Richard Burdett
Nicole Caruth
Valerie Casey
Samuel Cochran
Troy Conrad Therrien
Régine Debatty
Melanie Dowler
William Drenttel
Pete Dungey
Helena Durst
Lukas Feireiss
Rob Fiehn
Jennifer Gabrys
Mitch Gelber
Lori Gibbs
David Gissen
Saul Griffiths
Jaime Gross
Ultan Guilfoyle
Fritz Haeg
Mia Hägg
Edwin Heathcote
Alanna Heiss
Matthew Hickman
Graham Hill
Steven Holl
Amara Holstein
Nicola Homer


Sarah Ichioka
Carlos Jimenez
Mitchell Joachim
Will Jones
Bareket Kezwer
Monica Khemsurov
Marc Kristal
Stefanie Kubanek
Kengo Kuma
Andres Lepik
Precious Makwe and Pierre Swanepoel
Adam Marcus
Deborah Marton
Justin McGuirk
Jenna McKnight
Stephen Melamed
Matthew Moore
Ravi Naidoo
Andy Pearson
Laurence Scarpa
Matthias Schuler
Mark Shepard
Jill Singer
Sylvia Smith
Cynthia E. Smith
Bruce Sterling
Maya Suess
Sophie Thomas
Lisa Tilder
Ramón Úbeda
Erwin Viray
Andrew Wagner
Stuart Walker
James Wines
Ken Yeang
Liam Young
Mimi Zeiger

Contents and sections:


111 Navy Chair Emeco and Coca-Cola
9707 Bamboo Chair Eric Chan
A Forest for a Moon Dazzler Benjamin Garcia Saxe
Adnams Distribution Centre Aukett Fitzroy Robinson
Adrère Amellal Desert Eco Lodge
Environmental Quality International
Andrea Air Purifier Mathieu Lehanneur
Ann Demeulemeester Shop Mass Studies
BioLite Stove Alexander Drummond and Jonathan Cedar
Biomega RIO Bicycle Ross Lovegrove
Bow Bins Cordula Kehrer
California Academy of Sciences
Renzo Piano Design Workshop
Cellophane HouseTM KieranTimberlake
Center for Global Conservation, Bronx, NY FXFOWLE
Citigroup Data Centre Arup Associates
Colina de Desports
Habiter Autrement with Ateliers Jean Nouvel
DBA 98 Pen DBA
DESI School Anna Heringer
Design Indaba 10x10 Low-Cost Housing Project
Luyanda Mpahlwa
DiGi Technology Operation Centre
T.R. Hamzah & Yeang Sdn. Bdh.
Ecooler StudioKahn
Ecopolis Plaza Ecosistema Urbano
Edible Estates Fritz Haeg
Elm Park Urban Quarter Bucholz McEvoy Architects
Embrace Infant Warmer Embrace
Federal Environmental Agency Sauerbruch Hutton
Floating Community Lifeboats
Shidhulai Swanirvar Sangstha
Ford Calumet Environmental Center Studio Gang and SCAPE
Ford Point Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects
G Park Blue Planet Chetwoods Architects
Glenburn House Sean Godsell Architects
Green Lighthouse Christensen & Co.
Green School John and Cynthia Hardy
Green ToysTM Robert von Goeben and Laurie Hyman
GreenPix Zero Energy Media Wall Simone Giostra & Partners
Guludo Eco Resort Kilburn Nightingale Architects
Habana Outpost Sean Meenan
Halley VI British Scientific Research Station
Hugh Broughton Architects
Harmonia 57 Triptyque
Hawaii Preparatory Academy Energy Lab
Flansburgh Architects
High Line
James Corner Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Horizontal Skyscraper Vanke Centre Steven Holl Architects
Hybrid Muscle R&Sie(n)
Impossible Wood Chair Doshi Levien
Improved Clay Stove Practical Action Sudan
Infiniski Manifesto House James & Mau Architects
Integral House Shim-Sutcliffe Architects
Kamakura Passive House Key Architects
Kraft and Solo Benches Domingos Tótora


Kroon Hall Hopkins Architects
Landscape Park Duisburg Nord Latz + Partner
Lapin Kulta Solar Restaurant
Martí Guixé and Antto Melasniemi
Lean + Green Lightweight Wine Bottles O-I
Living Wall at the Musée du Quai Branly
Patrick Blanc with Gilles Clément and Ateliers Jean Nouvel
Lucy / Carpet House Rural Studio
Lunar Resonant Streetlights Civil Twilight Collective
Manitoba Hydro Place KPMB
Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre Peter Rich Architects Masdar City Foster + Partners
Media-TIC Cloud 9
Metro Cable Urban-Think Tank
Mission One Yves Béhar
Modec Trucks Modec
Open-Air Library KARO* architekten
Organic Jewellery Collection Flavia Amadeu
Oru Kayak Civil Twilight Collective
Plastiki Boat MYOO
Plumen 001 Samuel Wilkinson
Power House Design 99
Prinzessinnengärten Robert Shaw and Marco Clausen
Public Farm 1 WORK ac
PUMA's Clever Little Bag Yves Béhar
Quinmo Village Project Joshua Bolchover & John Lin
Recyclable Loofah Panel Houses
Pedro Pedrós and Elsa Zaldívar
Rolling Huts Olson Kundig Architects
SAYL Chair Yves Béhar
SMA Solar Academy HHS Architekten
SOFT Rockers Kennedy & Violich Architecture
Solar Handbag DIFFUS Design
Solar Ivy SMIT: Sam and Teresita Cochran
Solar Umbrella House Brooks + Scarpa Architecture
Solarsiedlung Rolf Disch Solar Architects
Southport Broadwater Parklands
AECOM and Whitearchitecture
Sra Pou Vocational School Rudanko + Kankkunen
Stockholm Energy Pavilion Habiter Autrement
Tesla Roadster Tesla Motors
Trap Light Gionata Gatto and Mike Thompson
Traverwood Branch Library inFORM Studio
Truffle Ensamble Studio
Unilever Headquarters Behnisch Architekten
Victor Civita Plaza
DBB Aedas and Levisky Arquitetos Associados
Viet Village Urban Farm
Spackman Mossop + Michaels with Tulane University
Villa Cirie ecoLogic Studio
W+W Roca with Buratti + Battison Architects
W101 Paper Task Light Claesson Koivisto Rune
Wabi Shoe Camper
WASARA Shinichiro Ogata
Water + Life Museums Lehrer + Gangi Design + Build
Wind Explorer Dirk Gion and Stefan Simmerer
Windbelt Shawn Frayne
Zollverein School SANAA


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