BIG LITTLE HOUSE Small Houses Designed by Architects

ISBN: 9781138024205

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What are the challenges architects face when designing dwelling spaces of a limited size? And what can these projects tell us about architecture – and architectural principles – in general? In BIG little house, award-winning architect Donna Kacmar introdu

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190

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2015

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Paperback

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What are the challenges architects face when designing dwelling spaces of a limited size? And what can these projects tell us about architecture – and architectural principles – in general?
In BIG little house, award-winning architect Donna Kacmar introduces twenty real-life examples of small houses. Each project is under 1,000 square feet (100 square meters) in size and, brought together, the designs reveal an attitude towards materiality, light, enclosure and accommodation which is unique to minimal dwellings. While part of a trend to address growing concerns about minimising consumption and lack of affordable housing, the book demonstrates that small dwellings are not always simply the result of budget constraints but constitute a deliberate design strategy in their own right.
Highly illustrated and in full-colour throughout, each example is based on interviews with the original architect and accompanied by detailed floor plans. This ground-breaking, beautifully designed text offers practical guidance to any professional architect or homeowner interested in small scale projects.

CONTENTS

  • Foreword by Carlos Jimenez.
  • Preface. Acknowledgements. Introduction. Timeline.

Variant ONE: Porous Dwellings

  • 01. Watershed
  • 02. Music Box
  • 03. False Bay Writers Cabin
  • 04. Ravine Guest House
  • 05. Writer’s Studio
  • 06. Hill Country Jacal
  • 07. Kemper Cabin 

Variant TWO: Focused Dwellings

  • 08. Marfa 10×10
  • 09. Keenan Tower House
  • 10. Sky Ranch
  • 11. Scholars Library
  • 12. Roland Cabin
  • 13. Small House in an Olive Grove
  • 14. Stacked Cabin 

Variant THREE: Protected Dwellings

  • 15. Williams Cabin
  • 16. Craven Road Studio
  • 17. Pool House
  • 18. Blossom Street 03
  • 19. Nested House
  • 20. Envelope House List of Work Index

190 pages, 122 colour illustrations, 29 colour line drawings / 19 x 24,5 cm / English

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