XS Extreme

XS Extreme

Big Ideas, Small Buildings

  1. Phyllis Richardson
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  • ISBN 9780500342510
  • 18.00 x 17.00 cm
  • PLC (no jacket)
  • 224pp
  • Illustrated in colour and black and white throughout
  • First published 2009
‘Anyone who is curious to know where we will live, work and play in the future will be intrigued by the innovative ideas presented in this compact hardback … a wonderfully uplifting survey’ – The Financial Times

'Small can be beautiful … could almost be used as a catalogue of exciting designers of the 21st century' – Building
‘Visually engaging, fun and seriously challenging … the book design and graphic layout are of exceptional standard’ – Art & Architecture Journal

Book of the Week – The Daily Telegraph

XS and XS Green are two of the most successful design books published in recent years, with worldwide sales exceeding 150,000 copies

The third book in the XS series, XS Extreme considers buildings at the edge of possibility. Sited in remote locations, built to withstand wild climatic conditions, or conceptually daring or provocative, all the structures are original, innovative and instructive.

Over forty projects are presented through accessible, witty texts, with plans, drawings and photographs. A reference section gives architect and project information. Like its precedessors, XS Extreme offers striking new ideas at a human scale that will inspire anyone keen to improve the world we build around ourselves.

1 New and Improved: innovative materials and structural solutions
2 Art and Craft: when structure becomes sculpture
3 Scenic Routes: huts, pods and lookouts in remote landscapes
4 Off the Map: extreme climates and sites, and mobile structures
5 Radical Urban: small interventions that redefine the streetscape

Phyllis Richardson is the author of numerous books on interiors and architecture, including XS: Big Ideas, Small Buildings, XS Green, Contemporary Natural, Designed for Kids and the London and Barcelona editions of the StyleCity travel series.