A presentation of forty-five contemporary houses that demonstrates how architects have implemented sustainable design concepts around the world. “Sustainable. Houses with small footprints” argues that we can indeed detach our dwellings from a dependence on many external systems and resources and adopt other building practices. Houses where earth constitutes the chief building material, living walls with plants or designs that increase natural light and much more. The variety and ingenuity of the projects featured here make Sustainable a uniquely coherent and authoritative volume on sustainable residential design.