Forty-six Square Metres of Land Doesn't Normally Become a House


Key Sales Info
Written by an award-winning architect For the first time in human history more than half the world's population lives in cities. With limited space available, this book showcases some of the best space-challenging architecture Not another pretty picture book, this book is also genuinely informative All plans facing north and at the same scale throughout so that easy comparisons can be made

28.2 x 21.4
272 Pages
300+ Colour Images
Thames and Hudson
Published: Sat 1, Oct, 2011
Price (AUD) $70.00
Item Description
Stuart Harrison writes about residential 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 the largest house in the world and ever-increasing suburban sprawl, we need to consider building smaller and more efficient homes. By showcasing 45 examples of space-challenging housing, including (as the title suggests) a 46m2 empty car park in Surry Hills Sydney, which became a 5-storey 165m2 dwelling with a roof top garden. This exciting collection of homes demonstrates that bigger is not necessarily better.

About the Author

As well as practicing as an architect at his firm Harrison and White, Stuart Harrison is a Senior Lecturer at the RMIT School of Architecture and Design and co-host of Australia’s only dedicated architecture radio show The Architects on Melbourne’s Triple R. He has also been editor of Architect Victoria, Melbourne Editor of Architecture Review Australia, and regularly writes for these and other publications including Lonely Planet, Monument and the Melbourne Design Guide.