The Small House for the Next Century / Edition 2

The Small House for the Next Century / Edition 2

by Duo Dickinson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0070168288

ISBN-13: 9780070168282

Pub. Date: 01/13/1995

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

The American home is getting squeezed from all sides. Tight zoning restrictions, lack of available land, and cost constraints are just some of the forces driving this inevitable trend to downsizing. The forward-looking architect, planner, developer, contractor, or housing consumer needs to know everything there is to know about the unique challenges of small house…  See more details below

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The American home is getting squeezed from all sides. Tight zoning restrictions, lack of available land, and cost constraints are just some of the forces driving this inevitable trend to downsizing. The forward-looking architect, planner, developer, contractor, or housing consumer needs to know everything there is to know about the unique challenges of small house design in the 21st century ... beginning now! This innovative book provides you with the comprehensive, practical, and thoroughly detailed guide you need to understand and master those challenges. Following in the success of The Small House, this strikingly illustrated sequel is packed with ideas - ideas that will appeal both to the house-buying public and to the professionals in architecture and real estate who serve it. In Small Houses for the Next Century you will find in-depth analysis of award-winning as well as never-before-published projects ... including project histories, client requirements, site selections, budgeting concerns, construction approaches, and technical innovations; statistical analysis of residential space allocation - living space, circulation, bedrooms, bathrooms, and kitchens; future trends in prefabrication, environmentally sensitive design, and the response to changing demographics; and sometimes surprising perspectives from architects and owners as to why projects succeed ... or fail - with a wealth of specific case examples. Professionals in the field should know that all plans included in this book are drawn to the same scale. Beautiful illustrations abound, and are used to reinforce specific concepts and to provide a comprehensive analysis of the changing features of small house design. Author Duo Dickinson's formulaic and numeric technique recognizes the perceptual impact of designed space - space that is felt and experienced rather than calculated two-dimensionally. This idea of perceived space is enhanced by the concept of a house's fit - that quality that makes liv

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780070168282
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
01/13/1995
Pages:
233
Product dimensions:
8.91(w) x 11.30(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Introduction
The Concept of "Fit"1
The Small House Expanded3
One-Bedroom Houses13
Simply Extraordinary/Extraordinarily Simple14
Forward Retreat18
Tree House24
High (and Low) Art30
Artfully Done38
Axis and Cross Axis44
Basilical Shed48
Two-Bedroom Houses53
"Do Not Use Residential-Style Elements"54
Invisible Order60
Contained Quartet66
"Sacred Centerline"72
Gridded Cube78
Gridded Wedge84
A Simple Triumph92
Finish with a Bang98
Three-Bedroom Houses105
Grounded Aspiration106
A Sweet Sunlit Box112
Highest and Best Use118
Power and Poignancy on a Budget126
"Make No Small Plans"132
Interweaving Intentions138
Temple to a Great View144
Setting Sail152
Choreographed Coincidence158
The First House164
Simply Rich172
"The Vertical Dimension"178
Garden Cascade186
Houses with Four or More Bedrooms193
Extruded Generic194
Grounded Ascension200
A Box Filled with Delights206
In View212
Modest Intentions, Vigorously Expressed218
Multiple Personalities with a Single Focus226
Appendixes235
The Concept of "Perpetual Space"237
Directory of Architects239
Index241

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