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Compact Houses Written by Cristina del Valle
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Compact Houses: Architecture for the Environment

Written by Cristina del Valle

  • September 20, 2005
  • Trade Paperback
  • House & Home - Decorating
  • Universe
  • 8 x 8-1/2
  • $35.00
  • $47.00
  • 978-0-7893-1349-2

About This Book

In an age of "McMansions," this international survey of the latest in residential architecture proves that small is beautiful-and responsible. The houses profiled are designed to make maximum use of the smallest possible footprint in order to protect the environment. The houses profiled here prove that efficiency as well as beautiful, thoughtful design can be had in a tiny setting. Each project includes a case history describing its design challenges and how the architect overcame them, a detailed blueprint for each house, full-color photos of the interior and the exterior, and plans of the layout. This book will be an inspiration to anyone in the interior design or residential architecture field as well as to anyone considering a second home, and proves that environmentally responsible design principles are not just a style but a philosophy for sustainable living.

About the Author

Cristina del Valle has a Bachelor in Audiovisual Communication by the Autonomous University of Barcelona. She has combined her studies with various journalistic works in publications of the architecture and design sector. She is currently collaborating actively with a variety of magazines of the sector in the position of project coordinator and is the author of various books including New Bars and Restaurants.

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