Although this second edition of Houses of the Welsh
Countryside retains in their entirety the text, the illustrations, and the
layout of the volume first published in 1975, it also includes a substantial
amount of new information which has come to light since that date. Some of this
new material takes the form of additional figures inserted where appropriate
into the existing illustrative pages. Similarly a small number of additional
colour plates showing typical houses in characteristic settings has been tipped
into the text. There are also additions to the original map lists. It has not
been possible for reasons of cost to bring the maps themselves up to date, but
as the newly-discovered sites nearly always reinforce the distribution patterns
first indicated, this omission is not crucial. The numbers of new discoveries
can vary from a mere handful on one list to several hundred on another. All
other new material is introduced as part of an additional SECTION IV at the
back of the volume.
This section comprises:
Covering sites which were inadequately or incorrectly described in the first
volume, involving in one case a complete reappraisal of the original reference.
Describing and illustrating a small number of newly surveyed houses of especial
interest which could not easily be fitted into the illustrations in the main
Analysing the incidence of date-inscriptions as evidence for building activity.
Listing and mapping a number of features of domestic architecture not
previously so noted.
Listing and mapping various features of ecclesiastical architecture which also
occur in houses and which therefore have a bearing on the evolution of domestic
Japanese residential building has fascinated whole generations of architects. Alongside the strict implementation of design concepts, the small conceptual houses are excellent examples for the demonstration of creative experimentation in terms of spatial configuration, materials and the ability to organise even the smallest of spaces. These houses are like miniature laboratories, clearly showing not only the creativity of Japanese architects but also the treatment of ‘the ephemeral’ and the various layered boundaries between private and public space. The fast pace of change in Japanese cities has generated an enormous architectural treasure trove for the Western world. This treasure trove will be documented in Small Houses, a book that will also familiarise the reader with the broader aspects of Japanese culture.
Small Houses is a book about Japanese residential building aimed at architects, interior designers, students and anyone interested in this exciting and dynamic scene. The book focuses on the small houses, mainly one-family houses. The selected projects are by both internationally renowned architects and by architectural practices that are little known outside Japan.
An in-depth treatment will be presented for each project, which will familiarise readers with the cultural and societal context and the particular Japanese way of treating certain architectural elements. The presentation of details that are irrelevant outside of Asia is avoided. The book focuses on existing residential buildings that are represented by images and other architectural graphics such as layouts and sections.
From Southern California’s beach towns, to
the rolling hills surrounding San Francisco Bay, and to the lush vineyards of
Napa and Sonoma, this book examines residential design in both urban and rural
Russell Abraham’s striking architectural images
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