Nano House

Nano House

Innovations for Small Dwellings

Book - 2011
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Baker & Taylor
Presents forty examples of innovative, efficient, and environmentally responsible homes with less than 650 square feet of living space.

Norton Pub
Forty examples of advanced, ingenious, and responsible homes—each with fewer than 650 square feet of living space.
Space is at a premium in growing cities. In the countryside, we want to preserve nature and the landscape. In impoverished parts of the world, the necessity for sustainable and economical shelter is stronger than ever. Lifestyles and daily routines are also changing. We live in an interconnected world in which digital communication, information, and entertainment are pervasive. Yet basic human needs remain constant: a roof over our heads and somewhere to cook, eat, and sleep. Increasingly, we look for ways to occupy our habitats more ecologically, flexibly, and efficiently.Digital design tools, sustainable materials, and new prefabrication technologies have led to an explosion in innovative ideas for designing domestic spaces, particularly those in tight surroundings. All the homes in Nano House are drawn from a broad array of climatic and environmental contexts, building methods, and spatial innovations.This lively book is the perfect resource and inspiration for designers, architects, builders—for anyone looking to maximize living space with minimal environmental impact.

Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, 2011
ISBN: 9780500342732
Characteristics: 224 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm


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Jan 09, 2015

Another coffee table book on architecture that demonstrates that form overrules function (for instance, most are not accessible by the handicapped). The floor plans are too small to be intelligible and relate to the interior photographs. The book lacks an index of contents.

May 02, 2014

It's really cool to see how some of the architects featured in the book managed to fit essentials into such small spaces. Makes you realise how much we take our spatious living arrangements for granted and how we could do a lot more to reduce our carbon footprint.
Great pictures and very neat ideas. The only thing I would say would be that I wish they had included more floor plans of the little houses.

Jun 16, 2012

Great little book, full to bursting with innovative, space-saving design.


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