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Big Ideas, Small Buildings

Phyllis Richardson, Lucas Dietrich

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A small book of small works, fresh and inspiring projects at the fringes of architectural design

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This book is a celebration of the small, the compact, the unexpected little buildings we encounter in the landscape or cityscape that give us pause to ponder their meaning or that make us appreciate the elegance of their creation. From the spectrum of functions and styles of these structures, it is clear that size imposes no limits on creativity and utility is no constraint to beauty.

Thinking small can be a wonderfully constructive exercise – and it can even bring a little joy.

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'Stylish and informative'
The Architects’ Journal

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Book Details

Format: PLC (no jacket)

Size: 18.0 x 17.0 cm

Extent: 224 pp

Publication date: 10 September 2001

ISBN: 9780500341810

Contents List

Introduction – Big ideas, small packages • 1. Shelters for Meditation • 2. Objects in the Landscape • 3. Furnishing the City • 4. The Functional Sublime • 5. Anytime, anywhere

About the Author

Phyllis Richardson is former research editor of Architectural Digest and has edited numerous books on architecture and design.

List of Contributors

Lucas Dietrich