Houses of Asia Casas Asiaticas Case Asiatiche - VariousFeierabend, 2003, Paperback.
Condition: Very Good+.
Tri-language. Illustrated with colour photographs. From the introduction: “As our cities become more populated and dense, our dwelling spaces are becoming smaller and smaller. In the most crowded of cities, such as Hong Kong or Tokyo, an entire apartment may only be the size of a single room in a more spacious home elsewhere. Such spatial restriction, of course, requires of the architect or designer a great deal of innovation. The homes presented in this book may be restricted in square footage, but they are unlimited in terms of innovation, style and practicality. They show exciting new ways to conceptualise and configure spaces within small homes for ultimate flexibility and full maximisation of space. With rich colour photographs and descriptive and analytical text, this book shows fifty homes in the Asian and Pacific region, which range from a tiny 330 square foot apartment in Hong Kong, to a Mies van der Rohe-inspired architect’s house situated in a lush forest outside Bangkok. The reader is introduced to a variety of houses ranging from free-standing dwellings, apartments, terrace houses and shophouses, to recycled spaces such as converted industrial warehouses and medical clinics. Varied in type they may be, but lacking in innovation they are not.”