Small Innovative Houses

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Readers can be confident that a well-informed view of architecture lies within this unassuming, square black book. Philip Jodidia explores the premise that employing innovation doesn’t mean ignoring the past. Local traditions and the restrictions of the building site are prominent aspects of the design and construction of the 55 small structures featured in this lovely coffee table-worthy survey.

True to the long-time tradition of the publisher, Rizzoli, the quality of the paper, binding, and cover showcase the spectacular photographs and site plans for each of the structures. Four major geographic regions of the world – North America, South America, Europe, and Asia/Pacific – define the groupings of these small, innovative dwellings. The text and photo captions provide the reader with insights into the rationale behind the choice of location, building materials, and personal preferences of the owners as expressed by their architect(s).

Author Jodidia is a prominent architectural writer. At the start, he cites specific examples of the relevance of site, materials, and artistic intent found in the book. Lastly, he states his belief that the small innovative home trend will continue and that “today and in the future, less is more.”

Highly recommended for everyone because we all dwell somewhere.

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Author Philip Jodidio
Star Count /5
Format Hard
Page Count 304 pages
Publisher Rizzoli
Publish Date 2018-Mar-20
ISBN 9780847861583 Buy this Book
Issue July 2018
Category Architecture & Photography


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