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XS: Big Ideas in Small-Scale Building

3.72  ·  Rating Details ·  76 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
A 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, abov ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published October 5th 2001 by Universe (first published March 13th 2001)
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Clif Brittain
Jun 28, 2013 Clif Brittain rated it it was ok
Too weird for me. Just paged through it. Nothing useful as far as home design. I think I meant to order her other book, which deals with buildings, not abstract sculptures that will hold people. But if you have a canyon and you want to build something that overhangs the gorge, this is the book for you.
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Nov 27, 2011 Marjolein Ouwehand rated it liked it
manly cute but not insightful for academic use...
Lois Chan-Pedley
pretty neat small spaces, but only a few of them are inspiring in terms of the use of space and materials.
misa
Apr 26, 2009 misa rated it it was ok
bleh - fun at first, but lack of critical thought towards crucial living factors - became a aggravating
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