Nano House

Nano House

Innovations for Small Dwellings

  1. Phyllis Richardson
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  • ISBN 9780500342732
  • 19.80 x 18.70 cm
  • PLC (no jacket)
  • 224pp
  • 358 Illustrations, 335 in colour
  • First published 2011
'Phyllis Richardson's collection is the culmination of more than a decade of research and three previous publications on small-scale architecture, and the selection is proof of the architecture and design writer's supremely discerning eye'–

Nano House presents the latest and most exciting solutions for houses where space is at a premium, nature must be preserved or accommodation created for those who need it most.

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In our growing cities, space is at a premium. In the countryside, we want to preserve the landscape and build as ‘lightly’ as possible and in impoverished parts of the world the need for sustainable, economical shelter is stronger than ever. At the same time, digital design tools, eco-materials and new prefabrication technologies have all led to an explosion in innovative ideas for our domestic spaces.

Today’s challenge for architects and designers is to produce small-scale habitats that are more ecological, flexible and efficient, as well as adhering to modern standards of style and comfort.

See Phyllis Richardson's 'Archetcetera' blog

Also by Phyllis Richardson
Superlight: Lightness in Contemporary Homes
XS: Big Ideas, Small Buildings
XS Green: Big Ideas, Small Buildings
House Plus: Imaginative Ideas for Extending Your Home

Also of interest:
The Eco-Design Handbook