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    XS: Big Ideas, Small Buildings (Hardback) By (author) Phyllis Richardson, Edited by Lucas Dietrich


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    DescriptionA follow-up to the highly successful "XS: Big Ideas, Small Buildings," this book features contemporary solutions to two of today's most challenging problems-how to conserve space and help save the environment. The design goals of the 40 houses included here are to build as small as possible, to harmonize with the site, to use natural heating and cooling techniques, and, above all, to combine aesthetic beauty with ecological sensitivity. The houses are striking in appearance, inexpensive to build, and totally functional, and will serve as inspiration for architects and potential owners.Designed by a variety of young international architects (among them Patkau, ShoP, Sean Godsel, and Klein Dytham) the projects featured here reveal an extraordinary degree of ingenuity within a tight, creative context or budget. As homeowners become more environmentally savvy and demand environmentally sound choices, a new generation of architects and builders is creating warm, inviting homes that cause only a fraction of the ecological impact of conventional building methods. The book is also a compelling manifesto that illustrates how ecological responsibility can reinvigorate contemporary architecture. Sustainability is not just good for the environment-it also propels architects toward new innovations and greater creativity.

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    Big Ideas, Small Buildings
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Phyllis Richardson, Edited by Lucas Dietrich
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 223
    Width: 175 mm
    Height: 188 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 703 g
    ISBN 13: 9780789306425
    ISBN 10: 0789306425

    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
    Abridged Dewey: 720
    B&T General Subject: 130
    DC22: 720
    Ingram Subject Code: AR
    Libri: I-AR
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15830
    BIC subject category V2: AMX
    BISAC V2.8: ARC000000
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    BISAC V2.8: ARC005000
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    DC21: 720
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    B&T Approval Code: A05200000, A05093000
    LC classification: NA4160 .R53 2001
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    Thema V1.0: AMX
    Illustrations note
    Universe Publishing(NY)
    Imprint name
    Universe Publishing(NY)
    Publication date
    01 November 2001
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Phyllis Richardson is the author of the bestselling "XS: Big Ideas, Small Buildings." Her other books include "Contemporary Natural," "StyleCity London," and "StyleCity Barcelona." She lives in London