Stuart Harrison writes about architecture again in Forty-Six Square Metres Doesn't Normally Become a House. This time exploring how the constraints of space often result in the most innovative results.
With ever increasing suburban sprawl we need to consider building smaller and more efficient homes. by Showcasing 45 examples of space challenging housing, including the 5 storey 165m2 dwelling in Surry Hills converted from a 46m2 empty carpark.
Maximising living space in Australia and New Zealand.
About The Author
Stuart Harrison is a novelist with a background in marketing. He was born in England and has been a New Zealand resident since 1980. His first novel, The Snow Falcon (1999), was highly successful, and he has gone on to write several more books which have been translated into a range of languages. His fiction draws on elements of genres such as thriller, mystery, and eco-romance.
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Comments about Forty-six Square Metres of Land Doesn't Normally Become a House:
I bought this book sight unseen as a reference and source of inspiration ahead of our plans to build on our tiny inner city block. The content seems OK, but I've struggled to read and absorb much of it at this point.
I'm usually a fan of interesting fonts and layouts in my coffee table or reference books, but I found the fine font, alongside the background colours and the image layout in this book to be really hard to read. The matte paper stock it's printed on doesn't help either, and the images are not as clear as I would have hoped. I've kept losing focus and putting the book down, which is a shame, as the concept and ideas in this book are of great interest to me.
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st October 2011
Publisher: Thames and Hudson (Australia) Pty Ltd
Dimensions (cm): 28.9 x 22.2 x 3.0
Weight (kg): 1.45