Vernacular Architecture: natural building and eco design

Environmental Design: architecture, landscape, urban design, planning, and resource conservation conforming to principles of environmental, social, and economic sustainability

Sustainable Architecture and Urban Design: Rennes, France: A sustainable town plan, 2008


2009 Diprose, Peter and Hotten, Robert, 2009, "Graces & Vines" video entry BEYOND MEDIA 2009 c/o Image, via Venti Settembre 84, 50129 Firenze, ITALY news

pedagogy (sustainable theory) pedagogy, poetics (sustainable examples) poetics philosophy philosophy

pedagogical sketchbooks (sustainable doctrine and principles) sketchbooks contours (critiques) contours / interstitials (interconnecting notions and hypotheses) interstitials




This is an archive of information and "how to" guide to sustainability and sustainable development process and practice

Very Simple Sustainability

1. sustainable architecture pedagogy and poetics introduction sustainable architecture

"Beach House" Kauai, Hawaii

Sustainable Architecture Primer

2. sustainable urban design pedagogy and poetics sustainable urban design, introduction

Aria 2010


Guggenheim Bilbao, 1998

3. sustainable doctrine pedagogical sketchbook sustainable architecture and urban design tutorial, description tutorial a. pedagogy introduction / email / imessages / forum / glossary / repository syllabus: 12 things you can do to build effective low cost houses and cities/ discussion / knowledge base


office for sustainable architecture (osa), po box 626, lawai, hi 96765, (831)229-5976, Robert Hotten,

office for sustainable architecture OSA practice pedagogy and poetics philosophy and cv / projects and awards Robert Hotten Curriculum Vitae

New town competition finalist, Trondheim, Norway 1968
Thatch dome, Las Barracas, Baja California Sur 1979
Study model of earth sheltered residence, Gaviota, California 1991
Earth sheltered residence, Gaviota, California 1991
Third Millenium Competition entry, Biennale di Venezia 2000
Jones residence Mondrian landscape design, Auckland 1998
Proposed earth sheltered house design in extreme fire danger site, Gaviota 2005
Eco community house, Kalaheo, Kauai 1994
Finalist competition entry, Lunar Crater Culture Center 2011
Finalist competition entry, Lunar Crater Culture Center 2011

Design Agency, Robotic Design and Synthesis of Architectural Form

Competition entry, Robotic Architect 2012


For apprenticeships, documentation, design, and support contact Robert Hotten, MLA Architect (831)229-5976,

Diprose Architects Fernando Caruncho

Robert Bush

Site Inc. Rem Koolhaas Peter Eisenman

Derlirious LA Polar Inertia [PDF]

The Hannover Principles, by William McDonough,

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