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Small Architecture

25Edition: Multilingual (English, French, German)Availability: In Stock
With cost and space often at a premium, small but perfectly formed buildings are a popular architectural challenge. From world-famous names such as Toyo Ito and Zaha Hadid to the best in new international talent, architects around the world showcase the creative possibilities of compact dimensions.
Hardcover5.5 x 7.7 in.1.98 lb584 pages
“Whether in Washington, Hokkaido, or anywhere in between, these projects prove not only intimate but innovative.”
The New York Times
Small Architecture

Small Architecture


Saving Space

Big ideas for small buildings

Over the years, talented architects have occasionally indulged themselves with the challenge of designing small but perfectly formed buildings. Today, with reduced budgets, many architects have turned in a more focused way to creating works that may be diminutive in their dimensions, but are definitely big when it comes to trendsetting ideas. Whether in Japanese cities, where large sites are hard to come by, or at the frontier between art and architecture, small buildings present many advantages, and push their designers to do more with less.

A dollhouse for Calvin Klein in New York, a playhouse for children in Trondheim, vacation cabins, and housing for victims of natural disasters are all part of the new rush to develop the great small architecture of the moment. The 2013 Pritzker Prize winner Toyo Ito is here, but so are emergent architects from Portugal, Chile, England, and New Zealand. From world-famous names to the freshest new talent, come discover architectural invention on a whole new, small scale.
The author

Philip Jodidio studied art history and economics at Harvard and edited Connaissance des Arts for over 20 years. His TASCHEN books include the Homes for Our Time series and monographs on numerous major architects, including Norman Foster, Tadao Ando, Renzo Piano, Jean Nouvel, and Zaha Hadid.

Small Architecture
Hardcover14 x 19.5 cm0.90 kg584 pages

ISBN 978-3-8365-4790-1

Edition: Multilingual (English, French, German)
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6 Ratings

Excellent book

Zoltan,November 16, 2021
Great book for design elements. Highly recommend!


Mauro,November 6, 2021
Piccolo libro, piccole architetture, grande contenuto.

Good value for money

Botond,October 28, 2021
This size is very handy and this editing is a very pleasant pastime to go from house to house in this book. It’s fun to see how talented architects around the world have come up with solutions to everyday architectural challenges.

Tiny house & Small architecture

Stephan,October 28, 2021
Great ideas for Small and tiny house architecture.


Antonino,October 27, 2021
Interesting tips from another perspective!