How Much House?: Thoreau, Le Corbusier and the Sustainable Cabin

How Much House?: Thoreau, Le Corbusier and the Sustainable Cabin

by Urs Peter Fluckiger

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How Much House?: Thoreau, Le Corbusier and the Sustainable Cabin by Urs Peter Fluckiger

The space we live in, reduced to a minimum, has been fascinating us for generations – the writer Thoreau lived in a self-built hut in the forest from 1845 –1847. In 1952, Le Corbusier built a hut at the Côte d'Azur for himself and his wife. Inspired by this, Urs Peter Flückiger, together with his students, built an ecologically and economically sustainable cabin in the Texan prairie. All three projects share the idea of minimal space and its relationship with the surrounding nature. In text, drawings, and photographs, this book analyses the three projects and shows parallels and similarities. Inspired by Tolstoy’s story How Much Land Does A Man Need?, the author asks: "How much house does a man need?", thereby providing a pointed contribution to the current discussion on the requirement for housing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783035610284
Publisher: Birkhauser Verlag
Publication date: 10/24/2016
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 1,253,012
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Urs Peter Flückiger, Architekt, Professor an der Texas Tech University.

Urs Peter Flückiger, architect, professor at the Texas Tech University

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