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Nano House

Innovations for Small Dwellings

Richardson, Phyllis

(Book - 2011)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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"Space is at a premium in growing cities. In the countryside, we want to preserve nature and the landscape. And in impoverished parts of the world, the need for sustainable, economical shelter is stronger than ever. At the same time, digital design tools, eco-materials and new prefabrication technologies have led to an explosion in innovative ideas for domestic spaces. Today's challenge for architects and designers is to produce small-scale habitats that are more ecological, flexible and efficient, yet still adhere to modern standards of style and comfort. This book offers the latest and most exciting solutions for anyone seeking to maximize living space with minimal environmental impact."--P. [4] of cover.
Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, Inc., 2011
ISBN: 0500342733
9780500342732
Branch Call Number: 728.37 R5245n 2011
Characteristics: 224 p. :,ill. (chiefly col.) ;,21 cm

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This book examines how architects and designers are addressing the challenge to produce small-scale habitats that are ecological, flexible and efficient, yet still adhere to modern standards of style and comfort.


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Jan 09, 2015

Another coffee table book on architecture that demonstrates that form overrules function (for instance, most are not accessible by the handicapped). The floor plans are too small to be intelligible and relate to the interior photographs. The book lacks an index of contents.

May 02, 2014
  • sjhowe rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

It's really cool to see how some of the architects featured in the book managed to fit essentials into such small spaces. Makes you realise how much we take our spatious living arrangements for granted and how we could do a lot more to reduce our carbon footprint.
Great pictures and very neat ideas. The only thing I would say would be that I wish they had included more floor plans of the little houses.

Jun 16, 2012
  • Knix rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Great little book, full to bursting with innovative, space-saving design.

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