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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.
Authors: Richardson, Phyllis
Title: Nano house
innovations for small dwellings
Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, Inc., 2011
Characteristics: 224 p. :,ill. (chiefly col.) ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Phyllis Richardson
Notes: "With 358 illustrations, 335 in colour."
Summary: "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.
ISBN: 0500342733
9780500342732
Branch Call Number: 728.37 R5245n 2011
Subject Headings: Architect-designed houses Architecture, Domestic 21st century Small houses
Topical Term: Architect-designed houses
Architecture, Domestic
Small houses
LCCN: 2011922623
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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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May 22, 2014
  • muffinpopcorn rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Not what I expected it to be . Did have some interesting pictures .

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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