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XS Green

Big Ideas, Small Buildings

Phyllis Richardson

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Explores a wide range of small-scale, idiosyncratic projects created by the biggest names in global architecture

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What does it mean to be green? This book, a follow-up to the cult hit XS, is a celebration of idiosyncratic small buildings, and asks what we mean by building ‘green’ and how doing so enriches the world around us.

The projects here are not only about building well, but about seeing well. They embrace the spectrum of small structures from traditional nature huts and ornamental follies, to the charmingly surreal. Buildings that look after people can also be the ones that look after the earth.

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'A host of wonderfully esoteric projects … what this book shows above all is that true innovation is alive and well in architecture'
Grand Designs

'Accessible, inspiring and full of great images that will get the reader thinking'
Architecture Today

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Book Details

Format: Hardback without Jacket

Size: 18.0 x 17.0 cm

Extent: 224 pp

Publication date: 26 February 2007

ISBN: 9780500342305

Contents List

Introduction • The View From the Outside • Material Concerns Flowering the Urban Jungle • Poetic Utility • Touching the Earth Lightly

About the Author

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