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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Small architecture

Another Taschen book has caught my attention. Its author is Philip Jodidio, and the 416-page work is entitled Small Architecture Now!

Covering topics from economically and ecologically sensible homes, playhouses for children, pop-up shops, vacation cabins and homes for victims of natural disasters, this book is all about doing more with less. Since I downsized last year to less than 700 square feet, I am extremely interested in this trend in architecture.

The book will be available next month. Here's a preview of what you will see.

From taschen.com
















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  1. Neat houses. The straw one reminds me of the 3 little pigs.

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    1. It seems the straw houses would be easy to construct for victims of natural disasters.

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  2. The kidling will love this, she is fascinated by 'small' architecture and wants a small home one day. I'd like something a tiny bit larger; I hit the walls enough as it is, lol.

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    1. I think young people are trending away from McMansions. They seem a lot more concerned about the environment than about impressing people with square feet. Some of these small homes, like the tiny black one on legs, look a little to small to me too. I've found that I'm very happy living in my less-than-700-square feet, but it would seem very crowded to me if I didn't live alone.

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  3. I see an addition to your place.

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    1. We're still talking about building up on the main house, even though we're still looking at larger homes to buy. Four people in a 1200 sf house with only two bedrooms and one bathroom is starting to feel a bit cramped for my daughter and SIL.

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  4. How cool! I am completely enamored with all the small architecture I have been seeing lately, but have to admit am somewhat afraid hubby will be moving me into one of those teeny tiny room sized houses one day. :)

    Thanks for sharing these Dana.

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    1. I was a little afraid that I'd feel cramped when I moved into my small house, but I've loved it so far. So much less to clean...so much more efficient.

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