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The Resource The very small home : Japanese ideas for living well in limited space, Azby Brown ; with a foreword by Kengo Kuma

The very small home : Japanese ideas for living well in limited space, Azby Brown ; with a foreword by Kengo Kuma

Label
The very small home : Japanese ideas for living well in limited space
Title
The very small home
Title remainder
Japanese ideas for living well in limited space
Statement of responsibility
Azby Brown ; with a foreword by Kengo Kuma
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Very Small Home is an inspiring new book that surveys the creative design innovations of small houses in Japan. Eighteen recently built and unusual houses, from ultramodern to Japanese rustic, are presented in depth. Particular emphasis is given to what the author calls the "big idea" for each house-the thing that does the most to make the home feel more spacious than it actually is. Big ideas include ingenious sources of natural light, well thought-out loft spaces, snug but functional kitchens, unobtrusive partitions, and unobstructed circulation paths. An introduction puts the houses in the context of lifestyle trends and highlights their shared characteristics. The Houses section details each project the intentions of the designers and occupants are explained. The result is a very human sensibility that runs through the book, a glimpse of the dreams and aspirations that these unique homes represent and that belies their apparent modesty. The second half of the book is devoted to illustrating the special features in the homes, from storage and kitchen designs to revolutionary skylights and partitions. Building small can be a sign of higher ambitions, and those who read this book will undoubtedly grow to appreciate that building a small home can be an amazingly positive and creative act, one which can enhance one's life in surprising ways. In The Very Small Home, Brown has given home owners, designers, and architects a fascinating new collection of ideas
Cataloging source
NRU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brown, Azby
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
NA7451
LC item number
.B76 2012
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Kuma, Kengo
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Small houses
Label
The very small home : Japanese ideas for living well in limited space, Azby Brown ; with a foreword by Kengo Kuma
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First edition published in Japan in 2005 by Kodansha International
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The houses -- Saginomiya house -- Nakagawa house -- House in Moto-Azabu -- House in Naka-Ikegami -- House in Umegaoka -- Penguin house -- Glass shutter house -- T-set house -- Sora no Katachi house -- White box house -- Ambi-flux house -- Natural wedge house -- T.R. House -- House in Kyodo -- House in Kamakura -- House in Kagurazaka -- Engawa house -- Kugenuma house -- Details that make a difference -- Kitchens -- Partitions -- Storage -- Light -- Nooks -- Bathrooms
Control code
ocn811141444
Dimensions
32 cm.
Extent
111 p.
Isbn
9781568364346
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
Label
The very small home : Japanese ideas for living well in limited space, Azby Brown ; with a foreword by Kengo Kuma
Publication
Note
First edition published in Japan in 2005 by Kodansha International
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The houses -- Saginomiya house -- Nakagawa house -- House in Moto-Azabu -- House in Naka-Ikegami -- House in Umegaoka -- Penguin house -- Glass shutter house -- T-set house -- Sora no Katachi house -- White box house -- Ambi-flux house -- Natural wedge house -- T.R. House -- House in Kyodo -- House in Kamakura -- House in Kagurazaka -- Engawa house -- Kugenuma house -- Details that make a difference -- Kitchens -- Partitions -- Storage -- Light -- Nooks -- Bathrooms
Control code
ocn811141444
Dimensions
32 cm.
Extent
111 p.
Isbn
9781568364346
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)

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