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Tiny Houses Hardcover – Mar 24 2009
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"Tiny Houses measures less than 7 inches square but looks like it will be the new big thing in the carbon footprint conversation." ~Architect Magazine
"Downsizing can be a good thing..." ~Metropolitan Home
"The houses on display in this handsome volume, all beautifully and vividly photographed, point to more sustainable, less expensive ways to live." ~Preservation Magazine
"In her adorably scaled-down coffee-table book, Tiny Houses, Mimi Zeiger argues that living small isn't just ecologically sound but aesthetically pleasing." ~Time Out New York
"...an entertaining exploration into the whimsical designs of small dwellings from around the globe." ~Archinect.com
“With large-scale living now passé, journalist Mimi Zeiger examines the new “micro-green” housing trend in this collection of prefab and modular homes.” ~Time
About the Author
Mimi Zeiger is the author of Tiny Houses. She founded loud paper, an architecture zine and now blog, in 1997. A Brooklyn-based freelancer, Zeiger writes on art, architecture, and design for a variety of publications including The New York Times, Dwell, Azure, and Architect, where she is a contributing editor. She holds a Masters of Architecture degree from Southern California Institute (SCI-Arc) and a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University and has taught at California College of the Arts and at SCI- Arc.
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It's interesting to see thirty-three different ways people tackle the challenge of living in a small space, and in that way this book is enjoyable, but trying to make sense of the floor plan drawings is difficult. They are tiny and sometimes indecipherable; often I need a magnifying glass to see clearly and even then I can't tell where the windows, doors, stairs, bath, and kitchen are supposed to be. Sometimes the drawings don't show every floor so it's hard to get an overall picture of the design. Also, few dimensions are given other than the square feet/meters.
Ranks right up there with my other short list of Favorites....
-Sheds/Rustic Retreats- David and Jeanie Stiles
-Lloyd Kahn's- "Homework"
-The Handmade House- Shapiro(?)
-Humble Homes, Simple Shacks, Cozy Cottages- by Derek Diedricksen
-Radical Simplicity by Dan Price
-The Whole Earth Catalog(s)
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