Space: Japanese Design Solutions for Compact Living

Treehugger is obsessed with small spaces- when well designed, they reduce our footprint while letting us live comfortably in Treehugger style. We have previously covered Compact Houses- Architecture for the Environment and Compact Houses; Here is another very compact book.

Tiny apartments and houses are everywhere in Japan; many are awful. Photographer Michael Freeman finds the good ones, photographs them beautifully and ties them historically to precedents in tea houses and gardens. "Western ideals tend to be conservatively focused on accretion, which is to say, acquiring more....Yet smallness can be a quality to be enjoyed." Great for really small coffee tables. Buy it at ::Amazon

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