Bibliography

The following is a list of articles by nationally distributed magazines, journals, and newspapers; and several videos about Ekose’a Homes and its principle architect, and creator of the Gravity Geo-Thermal Envelope, Lee Porter Butler.  The articles were largely unsolicited, dating from the late 70′s thru the mid 80′s and herald the success of Ekose’a as well as the controversy and inaccuracies related to Butler’s design innovation and how it works.  Entries in bold are noteworthy, widely circulated publications.

Periodicals and Newspapers 

The Energy Notebook – American Institute of Architects quarterly review – September 1976

Sun World – International Solar Energy Society magazine – November 1976

Hudson Home Guide – magazine – January 1977 - “He Builds Houses That Never Cool Off”

Alternate Architecture – magazine October 1977 - “Passive Solar”

Co-Evolution Quarterly – magazine – winter 1978 - “The Ekose’a House”

The San Francisco Bay Guardian – newspaper – January 27, 1979 - “New Age Building That’s Up To Code”

The Sydney Morning Herald – Australian newspaper – January 27, 1979 - “Temperature Control By Air ‘Envelopes’”

Better Homes And Gardens – magazine March 1979 – “A Step Ahead In Solar Living” (feature article)

The Western Star – Ohio newspaper - March 28, 1979 - Family Focus Section – “One of Ten In Nation – Morrow Area Couple Finish Prototype Solar Home”

The Cincinnati Enquirer – newspaper June 17, 1979 - At Home Section – “Solar Heat Works Under Ohio Clouds”

The Cherokee Tribune – Georgia newspaper – June 18, 1979 - People Section – “New Solar Home Attains Congressional Attention”

The Cherokee Tribune – Georgia newspaper – June 20, 1979 - Business Section – “’Solar Tempered Air’ Revolutionary Home One Of Three In U.S.”

Vogue Living – Australian magazine – July 1979 – “Nature Power”

New York Magazine – August 6, 1979 – “Plugging Into The Sun”

Interiors – magazine – September 1979 – “Getting Into The Envelope”

The New York Times – newspaper – September 13, 1979 – “Yankee Ingenuity – A House Within A Greenhouse”

The Providence Sunday Journal – Rhode Island newspaper – September 16, 1979 – Home Real Estate / Classified Section, “No Furnace: Sun, Earth Heat House”

Brown’s Guide To Georgia – magazine – fall 1979 – “Energy And The Georgia Home Owner”

New West Magazine – October 22, 1979 – “Good News About Energy”

Poplar Science – magazine – December 1979 (full front cover illustration of Ekose’a house) – “Double-Shell Solar House – High Performance In A Controversial Package”

Time Magazine – December 24, 1979 – “The Cooling of America” (page 9)

NAHB Builders – magazine January 7, 1980 – “Is This The Ultimate Energy Saving House?”

The Detroit News – newspaper – January 20, 1980 – Homes / Gardens Section – “Solar Home Is House Within A House”

Los Angeles Times – newspaper – January 27, 1980 (from UPI syndicated article in The New York Times December 1979) “Gravity, Evaporation Assist – Solar House Uses More Than The Sun”

Tri-State – The Commercial Appeal – Tennessee newspaper – January 28, 1980 – “’Thermal Enveloped’ Home May Be Ultimate In Solar Use”

PSA – airlines magazine – February 1980 – “Man Against The Elements”

Missoulian – Montana newspaper – March 18, 1980 – “Western Montana – Libby ‘Envelope’ House Banks On Solar Heat”

North Lake Tahoe Bonanza – Nevada newspaper – March 21, 1980 – “’House In A House’ Key to Passive Solar”

House And Garden – magazine – April 1980 – “Energy Update”

Salisbury, Maryland Times – newspaper – April 6, 1980 – “House Lacks Heat Bills”

The News And Observer – North Carolina newspaper – April 20, 1980 – “Architect’s Sold On The Good Life From Sun’s Rays”

Sunset – magazine – May 1980 – “Next Step With Solar? Maybe It’s The Double-Shell House”

UPI – John Chamberlain’s Column – May 1980 – “Lee Butler’s Solar House Within A House” or “House Within A House”

The Sentinel – North Carolina newspaper – May 5, 1980 – “’Envelope’ Living – Modern House Uses Only The Earth, Sun”

Not Man Apart – journal July 1980 – “Sunspot – 100% Solar Heated Houses”

Better Homes And Gardens – Home Plan Ideas – “Passive Solar Tempered Air Surrounds This House”

Rodale’s New Shelter – magazine – July / August 1980 – “Cool Tubes Making Use Of All The Mild Weather”

Oakland Tribune – California newspaper – August 24, 1980 – “Oakland Complex Claims National First”

Mother Earth News – magazine – March / April 1982 – “The Double-Envelope House”

 

Videos

Two Television media reports and interviews with Lee Porter Butler, archived by Triangle Modernist Houses:

Video-1 – May 1, 1980 – News Center 12, Providence, RI – Mastin Residence, Middletown, RI – prototype design of Newport-01

Video-2 – May 27, 1981 – AM San Francisco, Bay Area morning show

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