Small Environments

Small Environments

by Yenna Chan

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Small Environments by Yenna Chan

A visual look at the architectural details of smaller residential spaces

The Contemporary Design Details series takes a highly visual look at architectural design details that are more often dealt with in a technical textbook format. The books take readers on a tour of the best details designed by great architects around the world. The series provides a powerful presentation of the most challenging and evolving architectural and design categories.

Small Environments focuses on the type of architectural details that make up distinctive residential spaces under 1,200 square feet (120 square meters). It presents recent work by architects from around the globe in color photographs and architectural drawings. Rather than simply another compendium of small projects, the book is structured according to categories of architectural detail. It includes sections on components essential to the design of small spaces, such as built-in pieces, mobile systems, storage, outdoor rooms, siting strategies, and daylighting details.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610601856
Publisher: Rockport Publishers
Publication date: 11/01/2008
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 22 MB
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About the Author

Yenna Chan has taught design and architectural history in Boston, where she worked for the architectural journal Assemblage and practiced residential architecture at the firm of Robert Luchetti Associates. She earned a bachelor's degree from Cornell University School of Architecture and a master's degree in Architectural Theory from Harvard Design School. Yenna lives in New York, NY.

Table of Contents

Introduction     8
Mediating the Outdoors     14
External/Internal Transitions     16
Luminance     40
Spatial Boundaries     62
Private/Public Functions     64
Circulation     84
Ordering of Contents     102
Capsules     104
Built-Ins and Convertibles     120
Surfaces and Finishes     144
Hue     146
Texture     170
Directory of Architects and Designers     186
Photographer Credits     190

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