|Very Small Compact Housing||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Oilcloth International/Cardie Molina (oilclothearthlink.net)|
|Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2006 07:22:34 -0800 (PST)|
Here are some excerpts from a recent article in the LA Times ITS ALL THEY NEED about downsizing houses. Address to actual address is at the bottom. Small is good. Rule of thumb, take away 1/3 of what your preconceived notion is of the "normal" size. Cardie "The indigenous house should be made of the fewest possible materials in order to create a harmony of structure. The less simple it gets, the less powerful it gets." "Houses should be thought out in every detail. Details are what make it work." "A house should be built of real materials: wood, bricks, stucco, tile, glass." "A house wants to be optimistic. Natural wood and off-white are two of the most optimistic colors." "Everyone is happier in harmony. Eliminate all that creates disharmony. Fill your house solely with what you love." "To create harmony, think of design within the context of the next largest entity. That is, an accessory such as a lamp should be selected considering the furniture. The furniture should be selected considering the room as a whole." "Living in a conflicted house, like living with a conflicted person, is difficult. A conflicted house may have one of the following: inconvenient floor plan; minimal storage; poor light [or] heat; steep, narrow stairs; bad flow." "I think of a house as an integrated part of a total environment for living. That includes all the property, lot-line to lot-line. There should be an integration between the landscaping and the house, with no sense of demarcation." "Every indoor room should have its own outdoor space. It's a wonderful way to increase the apparent size." "A California house should have a semi-enclosed outdoor transition space that will make your passage from jungle to home and from home to jungle a relaxing experience. Our climate allows for it." but if you have time read the whole article, and go to latimes.com to see the photos, LESS IS MORE! -------------------- IT'S ALL THEY NEED -------------------- An architect builds big for others but lives within 710 square feet himself. The quality-over-quantity ethos of the 'not-so-big' movement. By Barbara King Times Staff Writer December 15 2005 DOUG RUCKER puts on his baseball cap, slides open the back door of his house and heads toward his architectural office just a few steps off the patio. OK, then, his wife decides, time for her to get back to work too, and off she goes out the front door and down a high, rounding driveway to her art studio, clutching a mug of hot tea. The complete article can be viewed at: http://www.latimes.com/features/home/la-hm-small15dec15,0,7687276.story?coll =la-home-home Visit latimes.com at http://www.latimes.com
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