Small Spaces

Small Spaces

Stylish Ideas for Making More of Less in the Home

Book - 1993
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Baker & Taylor
Looks at Japanese designs for compact housing, suggests a variety of storage options, and describes design strategies for making small spaces seem larger

Oxford University Press
Small Spaces is about living comfortably and using space wisely, and where better to find ideas on that subject than Japan, one of the world's most urban and densely populated countries? Tokyo resident Azby Brown, a distinguished architect and designer, has assembled dozens of creative solutions to space and storage problems, illustrating them with photographs and plans of actual living environments in contemporary homes.

The key to his approach is what might be called "The Three Cs "-compact, comfortable, and convenient. Use of space is reconsidered, with easy living always the uppermost goal. A living room is opened up by creating level changes or "joining it with the exterior." A staircase can double as a chest of drawers, a space beneath the floor can serve as a kitchen pantry or hiding place for a disappearing bed: an adjustable table can serve different purposes at different heights. From top to bottom, in bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and hall, Azby Brown presents solutions to the problems of inner space, illustrated with dozens of full-color photographs, drawings, and architectural plans.

Small Spaces will be a lifesaver for all those with growing families, shrinking resources, and limited room to grow-or indeed anyone who wants to transform a disorganized, cluttered environment into an orderly, attractive living area.

Publisher: Tokyo : New York : Kodansha International, [1993]
Copyright Date: ©1993
ISBN: 9784770014955
4770014953
Branch Call Number: 728.37 BROWN
Characteristics: 96 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm

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Nov 08, 2011

An interesting compendium of creative design solutions in the unique Japanese small home setting. This book is as much an instruction manual on design principles and technique as it is a showcase of brilliant examples. This book may offer solutions for getting more utility out of the smaller condos found on the contemporary Lower Mainland.

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