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Nano House

Innovations for Small Dwellings

Phyllis Richardson


The perfect resource and inspiration for young designers, architects, builders – anyone looking to maximize living and experience through minimum means and impact


Nano House presents the latest and most exciting solutions for houses where space is at a premium, nature must be preserved or accommodation created for those who need it most.

In our growing cities, space is at a premium. In the countryside, we want to preserve the landscape and build as ‘lightly’ as possible and in impoverished parts of the world the need for sustainable, economical shelter is stronger than ever. At the same time, digital design tools, eco-materials and new prefabrication technologies have all led to an explosion in innovative ideas for our domestic spaces.

Today’s challenge for architects and designers is to produce small-scale habitats that are more ecological, flexible and efficient, as well as adhering to modern standards of style and comfort.

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'Phyllis Richardson's collection is the culmination of more than a decade of research and three previous publications on small-scale architecture, and the selection is proof of the architecture and design writer's supremely discerning eye'

Product Information

Book Details

Format: PLC (no jacket)

Size: 19.8 x 18.7 cm

Extent: 224 pp

Illustrations: 358

Publication date: 12 September 2011

ISBN: 9780500342732

Contents List

Introduction: Space-Saving Ideas • 1. Built Compact Ideas • 2. Small and Mobile • 3. Micro-Retreats • 4. Big Ideas for Low Energy • 5. Big Ideas Multiplied

About the Author

Phyllis Richardson has published numerous books on lifestyle, interiors and building, including multiple volumes of the ‘StyleCity’ travel series.

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