Small Eco Houses : Living Green in Style

Description

Fresh perspectives on how good design can create stylish yet ecologically sound living spaces in small-scale homes. Anyone who has faced the challenges of limited living space will find inspiration in this survey of the latest trends in environmentally sensitive, small-scale residential designs. More than fifty residential spaces are profiled--from woodsy houses and repurposed barns to cool apartments and urban lofts--both inside and out. Most of the projects were designed by up-and-coming architects, and each design proves that small-scale efficiency as well as beautiful, thoughtful design can overcome the apparent constraints of a small setting. Environmental impact is a growing concern, so each project was chosen because of its ecological sensitivity. Each case history describes the challenges confronting the designer and the solutions. Creating color schemes to enhance the feeling of openness, taking advantage of high ceilings to make multiple levels, and using collapsible furniture and sliding doors to maximize space are some of the design solutions that can be applied in any situation. Filled with beautiful color photographs and helpful floorplans, this book is a remarkable showcase of how good design can transform any small space into a comfortable, modern--and environmentally sensitive--home.

Details

Author(s)
Francesc Zamora Mola, Cristina Paredes Benitez, Alex Sanchez Vidiella
Format
Paperback | 420 pages
Dimensions
202 x 218 x 30.48mm | 1,474.18g
Publication date
21 Jul 2016
Publisher
UNIVERSE PUBLISHING
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
600 color illustrations
ISBN10
0789320959
ISBN13
9780789320957
Bestsellers rank
30,530