XS Green

XS Green

Big Ideas, Small Buildings

  1. Phyllis Richardson
  • ISBN 9780500342305
  • 18.00 x 17.00 cm
  • Hardback without Jacket
  • 224pp
  • Illustrated in colour throughout
  • First published 2007
‘A host of wonderfully esoteric projects … what this book shows above all is that true innovation is alive and well in architecture’ – Grand Designs
‘Accessible, inspiring and full of great images that will get the reader thinking’ – Architecture Today

What does it mean to be green? This book, a follow-up to the cult hit XS, is a celebration of idiosyncratic small buildings, and asks what we mean by building ‘green’ and how doing so enriches the world around us.

The projects here are not only about building well, but about seeing well. They embrace the spectrum of small structures from traditional nature huts and ornamental follies, to the charmingly surreal. Buildings that look after people can also be the ones that look after the earth.

See Phyllis Richardson's 'Archetcetera' blog

Also by Phyllis Richardson:
Superlight: Lightness in Contemporary Homes
Nano House: Innovations for Small Dwellings
XS: Big Ideas, Small Buildings
XS Extreme: Big Ideas, Small Buildings
House Plus: Imaginative Ideas for Extending your Home
Also of interest
The New Autonomous House: Design and Planning for Sustainability
The New Natural Home