Tiny Houses in the City

Tiny Houses in the City

Book - 2016
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A presentation of micro-scaled contemporary residences that demonstrate domesticity can be both compact and beautiful. Urban areas across the globe are experiencing a renaissance, with once-forgotten downtowns and neighborhoods becoming increasingly popular for redevelopment. The houses, apartments, and multifamily buildings and developments included make great architecture out of challenging locations and narrow sites. The projects range from a 344-square-foot studio apartment in Hong Kong with movable walls, transformable furniture, and hidden storage that can be configured into twenty-four unique scenarios in a single space, to a townhouse-like London residence built in an old alley between two stately homes.
Publisher: New York : Rizzoli International Publications, 2016.
ISBN: 9780847848225
0847848221
Branch Call Number: 728.37 Z34T
Characteristics: 207 pages : color illustrations ; 18 cm

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Dave99_0
Oct 17, 2017

Most of the examples are houses built on lots that are far too narrow for even the smallest conventional house. There are great space-saving ideas such as storage under tables, bench seating, beds and staircases as well as built-in furniture reaching from the floor to the ceiling to provide cabinets, drawers, dressers and shelving. IMHO, I would rate "Tiny Houses in the City" at 4.0 stars.

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Liber_vermis
Feb 09, 2017

Each tiny home example has a half page text description and 2-6 pages of photographs. However, no floor plans* are provided; and the nice photos lack captions. The Introduction is unreadable with white text on a pale mustard background. The few photos for each project seem like "teasers" as key features, mentioned in the text, are often not shown. The book concludes with a list of web site addresses for the architects (so more information on projects may be available at an architect's web site or by searching in Google). *In one project description, the author argues that, for tiny homes, cross-section views are more informative than floor plans. Unfortunately, this book provides neither.

debwalker Sep 30, 2016

Is this the future of housing? Apart from a couple of examples from Echo Park, LA, hard to imagine living in one of these way too tiny houses. Hamster cages!

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ksimicmuller
Jul 12, 2016

Tiny houses are weird and fascinating. This book describes the designs of 50ish tiny and small houses around the world. Not necessarily a captivating read, but some of the homes are quite ingenious.

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