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In an age of "McMansions," this international survey of the latest in residential architecture proves that small is beautiful-and responsible. The houses profiled are designed to make maximum use of the smallest possible footprint in order to protect the environment. The houses profiled here prove that efficiency as well as beautiful, thoughtful design can be had in a tiny setting. Each project includes a case history describing its design challenges and how the architect overcame them, a detailed blueprint for each house, full-color photos of the interior and the exterior, and plans of the layout. This book will be an inspiration to anyone in the interior design or residential architecture field as well as to anyone considering a second home, and proves that environmentally responsible design principles are not just a style but a philosophy for sustainable living.

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Compact homes are a counter-trend to McMansions. A contributor to European architecture and design publications presents an international survey showing that smaller dwellings (less than 1,300 square feet) in urban and non-urban areas can be attractive and functional as well as environmentally responsible. The 51 featured projects include color photos, floor plans, and information on square footage, location, and architect. Architect contact information is listed. Universe Publishing is an imprint of Rizzoli International.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Compact homes are a counter-trend to McMansions. A contributor to European architecture and design publications presents an international survey showing that smaller dwellings (less than 1,300 square feet) in urban and non-urban areas can be attractive and functional as well as environmentally responsible. The 51 featured projects include color photos, floor plans, and information on square footage, location, and architect. Architect contact information is listed. Universe Publishing is an imprint of Rizzoli International. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Cristina del Valle has a Bachelor in Audiovisual Communication by the Autonomous University of Barcelona. She has combined her studies with various journalistic works in publications of the architecture and design sector. She is currently collaborating actively with a variety of magazines of the sector in the position of project coordinator and is the author of various books including New Bars and Restaurants.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780789313492
Author:
Schuster, Cristina Del Valle
Publisher:
Universe Publishing(NY)
Author:
Serrats, Marta
Author:
del Valle, Cristina
Author:
Valle, Cristina del
Subject:
Design & Construction
Subject:
Interior decoration
Subject:
Interior architecture
Subject:
Decorating - General
Subject:
Architecture, Modern - 21st century
Subject:
Decorating
Subject:
Home Construction-Decorating by Room
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20050931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
600 COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS and 55 PLA
Pages:
420
Dimensions:
8.65 x 7.95 x 1.1 in 3.1 lb

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