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Blueprint Small: Creative Ways to Live with Less
by Michelle Kodis, Claudio Santini, Sam Mitchell, Edward Caldwell, Jamie Padgett, Scott Lindenau, Ross Chapin, Stephen Cieciuch , more…Wayne Thom, Jeffrey Jacobs, Gus Gusciora, Patrick Sudmeier …less
When it comes to deciding on the size of a home or living space, one question must be asked: How much space is enough? Americans often relate "enough" space to dimensions, rather than to how a space will really be enjoyed. In Blueprint Small, Michelle Kodis examines small spaces (each 1500 square feet or less) from a wide spectrum of locations, budgets, and individual styl ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published March 24th 2003 by Gibbs Smith
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Well, I checked out this book hoping more for tips, ideas, and suggestions for how to creatively design smaller. All it really was was words from the architects about the houses they designed, and lots of focus on the blueprints and buildings. It's more of something that would convince you to live smaller and make better use of space. That's about it. Overall a bit of a disappointment, and by the middle I was just skimming through it.
I bought this book first because I was under the impression that it was based on Permaculture. This book features mainly quite small homes that cost probably at least a million $$$ each in cities like LA and NYC. Interesting for architects but not so interesting for people who are seeking to leave the city to live off the grid.
This book had great things to say about Americans' notions about space- how much do we really need and where do we get those ideas from? But really, the book is all about the photos and floor plans. It offers a wide variety of styles and function. Fun eye candy.