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Author Dickinson, Duo.

Title Small houses for the next century / Duo Dickinson.

Publication Info. New York : McGraw-Hill, [1995]


Location Call No. Status
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department  HOME 728.37 D    Check Shelf
 Portland Public Library - Adult Department  728.37 DIC    Damaged
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  728.37 DICKINSON    Check Shelf
Edition Second edition.
Description xxii, 244 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Note Updated ed. of: The small house. c1986.
Includes index.
Contents Foreword / Jim Cutler -- The Concept of "Fit" -- The Small House Expanded -- One-Bedroom Houses. Simply Extraordinary/Extraordinarily Simple / William Turnbull Associates. Forward Retreat / Roderic M. Hartung. Tree House / Arne Bystrom. High (and Low) Art / BumpZoid, Ben Benedict and Carl Puzzi. Artfully Done / Shope Reno Wharton Associates. Axis and Cross Axis / Alex Riley and Associates. Basilical Shed / Tigerman McCurry Architects -- Two-Bedroom Houses. "Do Not Use Residential-Style Elements" / Walter F. Chatham. Invisible Order / Arne Bystrom. Contained Quartet / Walter F. Chatham. "Sacred Centerline" / McInturff Architects. Gridded Cube / Richard C. Tremaglio. Gridded Wedge / Peter Forbes and Associates, Inc. A Simple Triumph / Nagle, Hartray, & Associates Ltd. Finish with a Bang / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson -- Three-Bedroom Houses. Grounded Aspiration / Dennis Wedlick. A Sweet Sunlit Box / Jeremiah Eck Architects, Inc. Highest and Best Use / Yale Building Project.
Summary This innovative book provides you with the comprehensive, practical, and thoroughly detailed guide you need to understand and master those challenges. Following in the success of The Small House, this strikingly illustrated sequel is packed with ideas - ideas that will appeal both to the house-buying public and to the professionals in architecture and real estate who serve it. In Small Houses for the Next Century you will find in-depth analysis of award-winning as well as never-before-published projects ... including project histories, client requirements, site selections, budgeting concerns, construction approaches, and technical innovations; statistical analysis of residential space allocation - living space, circulation, bedrooms, bathrooms, and kitchens; future trends in prefabrication, environmentally sensitive design, and the response to changing demographics; and sometimes surprising perspectives from architects and owners as to why projects succeed ... or fail - with a wealth of specific case examples.
The American home is getting squeezed from all sides. Tight zoning restrictions, lack of available land, and cost constraints are just some of the forces driving this inevitable trend to downsizing. The forward-looking architect, planner, developer, contractor, or housing consumer needs to know everything there is to know about the unique challenges of small house design in the 21st century ... beginning now!.
Subject Small houses -- United States -- Designs and plans.
Architect-designed houses -- United States -- Designs and plans.
Indexed Term Houses Architecture
United States
Added Author Dickinson, Duo. Small house.
ISBN 0070168288
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