This book provides a fresh perspective on how good design can create stylish yet ecologically sound living spaces on a small-scale. This survey of the latest trends in environmentally sensitive, small-scale residential designs will be inspiring and helpful to anyone who has faced the challenges of limited living space. More than fifty residential spaces are profiled from repurposed barns to cool apartments and urban lofts.
A great many of the projects were designed by up-and-coming architects - and each design demonstrates that small-scale efficiency as well as beautiful, thoughtful design can overcome the apparent constraints of smaller spaces. Each project was chosen because of its ecological sensitivity as environmental impact is an ever growing concern. The challenges confronting the designer are also detailed including the many interesting solutions including 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.
This book is a remarkable showcase of how good design can transform any small space into a comfortable, modern and environmentally sensitive home and includes many photographs and floorplans.