- Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: Harper Design (March 4, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 006008944X
- ISBN-13: 978-0060089443
- Product Dimensions: 12.2 x 1 x 12.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 12 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,146,689 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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25 Houses Under 2,500 Square Feet Paperback – March 4, 2003
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About the Author
James Grayson Trulove is an author, publisher, and editor of books on the subjects of architecture, landscape architecture, and garden design. His recent books include New Sustainable Homes, 25 Apartments and Lofts Under 2500 Square Feet, and Prefab Now. He resides in Washington, D.C., and New York.
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While 25 Houses Under 2,500 Square Feet is designed to show some very beautiful houses, it has also been a great for ideas on how we can better use curves, light shafts, stairwells and room divisions / shelves / closet space / kitchen areas. In other words, this book has been an invaluable resource for the general concepts on minimal space usage - building beautifully, practically and in a dignified manner within limited physical dimensions.
This book is currently on my nightstand and several times a week I flip through its pages once again to find an idea to help me best utilize an angle, corner, room, or triangular cut-away. This book isn't just for those who are building beautifully small, but also for those who want to see their small buildings be beautiful.
I have and have looked through a pluthra of architecture books and magazines for many years, and this may be the best and most closely aligned with my contemporary style. If you like a mix of contemporary, industrial, minimal, deconstructivism, and cubism in architecture, this is probably your book. There are several houses in this book utilizing metal siding in verying patterned designs, styles and planes, that were especially appreciated. Don't let the title fool you, for me, this book has nothing to do with the small size of the houses shown, and everything to do with their great architectural styles.
Also, there are a few examples of ordinary houses that, in my opinion, shouldn't be in this publication.