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    DescriptionXS Future, the third volume in the successful XS series, focuses on two of today's most challenging design problems--how to conserve space and help preserve the environment. The houses that are profiled here all represent striking, cost-effective, functional solutions located "at the edge of possibility"--remote locations previously deemed unbuildable, sites that face extreme environmental conditions, or simply, designs so daringly provocative that they are literally at the extremity of contemporary architecture. Each project shares the same basic design brief: build as small and efficiently as possible, harmonize with the site, use natural heating/cooling techniques, and, above all, combine aesthetic beauty with ecological sensitivity. Each design is presented with detailed plans, drawings, and photographs and represents the work of up-and-comers at the forefront of architecture. XS Future is a compelling manifesto in a small and charming package that illustrates how extreme creativity, innovative techniques and materials, and ecological responsibility is transforming contemporary architecture.


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    Title
    XS Future
    Subtitle
    New Ideas, Small Structures
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Phyllis Richardson
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 173 mm
    Height: 183 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 726 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780789320520
    ISBN 10: 0789320525
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ARC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.5
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: AMR
    BISAC V2.8: ARC003000
    Abridged Dewey: 720
    B&T General Subject: 130
    DC22: 720
    Ingram Subject Code: AR
    Libri: I-AR
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15860
    BISAC V2.8: ARC007000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A05204000
    DC21: 720
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A05150000
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: NA4160 .R535 2009
    Illustrations note
    OVER 400 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS
    Publisher
    Universe Publishing(NY)
    Imprint name
    Universe Publishing(NY)
    Publication date
    08 September 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Phyllis Richardson is the author of XS: Big Ideas, Small Buildings and XS: Small Structures, Green Architecture.
    Review quote
    ."..the examples in this third XS installment are remarkable." Archidose.org