[KINDLE] ↠ Free Read ↠ Not So Big House : by Sarah Susanka Kira Obolensky ß #2020

  • Title: Not So Big House
  • Author: Sarah Susanka Kira Obolensky
  • ISBN: 9781561583768
  • Page: 325
  • Format: Paperback

  • Not So Big House By Sarah Susanka Kira Obolensky This best seller was met with an extraordinary response when it was published in 1998 In it, visionary architect Sarah Susanka embraced the notion of smaller, simpler shelters that better meet the needs of the way we live today The book created a groundswell of interest among homeowners, architects, and builders More than 200 photographs bring the spirit of the Not SoThis best seller was met with an extraordinary response when it was published in 1998 In it, visionary architect Sarah Susanka embraced the notion of smaller, simpler shelters that better meet the needs of the way we live today The book created a groundswell of interest among homeowners, architects, and builders More than 200 photographs bring the spirit of the Not So Big house alive.
    Sarah Susanka Kira Obolensky
    Sarah Susanka is a bestselling author, architect, and cultural visionary Her build better, not bigger approach to residential architecture has been embraced across the country, and her Not So Big philosophy has sparked an international dialogue, evolving beyond our houses and into how we inhabit our lives In addition to sharing her insights with Oprah Winfrey and Charlie Rose, Susanka has been named a Fast 50 innovator by Fast Company, a top newsmaker by Newsweek, an innovator in American culture by U.S.News World Report, and is this year s recipient of the Anne Morrow Lindbergh Award for outstanding individual achievement, a spirit of initiative, and work that exemplifies great dedication toward making positive contributions to our world Sarah is a member of the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects, and a Senior Fellow of the Design Futures Council The author of seven books, Susanka resides in North Carolina.

    Not So Big House By Sarah Susanka Kira Obolensky


    Rosalyn Eves
    I really enjoyed the basic premise of this book that we should focus on the quality of our homes than on the quantity i.e square footage , and that we ought to build or remodel homes that reflect our actual lifestyles I also particularly enjoyed her assertion that we should think about the ways that we use space where do we spend most of our time What activities do we do in those spaces and compose our homes inline with that thinking In other words, we may find it worthwhile to spend time, mon [...]

    This is a terrible book The houses in this book are than twice the size of my house I already mentioned like 150 times that we bought a house and it s fairly small and we re trying to adjust our lifestyles to use our space better And actually, our house is 1100 square feet, which is not really small Basically, this book is for people who are rich beyond my lived experience and have some novel desire for a smaller house, and a desire to spend as much on it as middle America spends on their giant [...]

    This book should really be titled The EXPENSIVE Not So Big House.This is not an idea book for those contemplating an inexpensive small starter home Rather, the author advocates downsizing the square footage of a house in order to spend money on the details that make a home feel comfortable.Another peeve In recommending the perfect not so big house , the author makes sweeping assumptions about the lifestyles of others i.e people rarely use a dining room, people usually enter their home through t [...]

    Emma Sea
    When I read a book on not so big houses, this is not what I m expecting The wealth of the homeowners here is beyond anything I will ever experience in my life I don t know who the we are in the phrase a blueprint for the way we really live, but it s not me, baby I love that the problem with using non renewable ant hardwoods from old growth forests for elaborate trim is that it s expensive nods Yeah That.

    Occasionally described as the JK Rowling of architecture, Sarah Susanka s books all follow a similar theme smaller, exceptionally designed homes with personal details are much pleasant to live in than impersional McMansions.In the next six or seven months, we ll be going through the process of buying a new home When we bought our last two houses, our MO was simple buy the biggest house we could afford and it probably still wouldn t be big enough This time, it s a different situation We re looki [...]

    I absolutely loved this book I checked it out from the library and have added it to my wishlist The Not So Big House concept is not so much about the square footage, but in maximizing the usable space in your home If you re a family that will always eat your meals in the kitchen, no matter how much you have to extend the table in your nook but are scrambling for office studio space why would you waste over 100 precious square feet on a formal dining room Not So Big House is really all about mak [...]

    Jennifer Hughes
    I think this book has some good ideas but it is also flawed in ways The architecture feels very 90s, and the author is in love with lots of wood and built ins The book was very different than I thought it would be expensive ideas than I anticipated and bigger not so big houses than my average suburban home is I ve read better books on small houses The idea here that really doesn t seem that fresh to me is that you love the space you have and use it in the way that best suits your needs My takea [...]

    Kathy Davie
    A fascinating read of what to consider in designing a home you can live in along with the costs to expect.

    Although I found this book useful, I couldn t buy in completely to some of her ideas, especially on double duty spaces Having been forced for thirty years to do this because the rooms in my house are not appropriately sized for my needs, I will be the first to say that making one space serve two functions is not optimal Other ideas I liked, especially the open kitchen and living room idea Having said that, I agree wholeheartedly that simplification is the key, McMansions what I call monster hous [...]

    I took this book to bed with me last night, my trusty yellow post it notes at the ready As the night wore on, my trusty post its became less reliable, they were tiring and dwindling in number This book is full of post its now, they stick out from every open side And they bear little phrases like Cut glass bowls featured here could be windows, a la Dan Phillips, or would my library, kitchen, or fireplace be the heart of my house I don t know that I can answer that last one right now, unless I had [...]

    for me, this was just okayr a few reasons 1 there s no house building in my immediate future, so it just wasn t relevant for me right now this, of course, is not a problem with the book, just one reason it probably didn t really appeal to me once I started reading.2 3,000 sq ft is not my idea of a not so big house 3,000 sq ft even for my little family of 5, would be excessive 3 the style of most of the home s featured throughout the book, while beautiful, are not appealing to me at all while i w [...]

    Don t know when I became interested in the architecture and decoration of homes, but I remember week after week reading the floorplan page in our Sunday paper as a kid When I got older I discovered architecture and decorating books and I was hooked Sarah Susanka is one of my favorite writers of this genre She specializes in small space homes I hasten to affirm I have never been able to afford even these small spaces, most of my money went on books and travel, but I have always dreamed and built [...]

    We re getting ready to turn our summer camp into a year round house and our designer architect Deb Randall recommended this book It represents a rejection of the bigger is better attitude in recent residential construction, where McMansions predominate The book has helped us think about how we will use the space and reminded us that quality is important than quantity of space It s given us great ideas that Deb can incorporate into the design and renewed our excitement about the whole project.

    A really good book about quality over quantity and being thoughtful in how you design the spaces in your home Deserves to be even widely known.

    great idea, beautiful book go for less, and quality not quantity.

    I totally agree with this concept Great book

    There are some nice spaces in this photo intensive book, but the author needs a realty check Perhaps her view is slanted because it is mostly the affluent who think to and can afford to hire an architect which she is Maybe she honestly believes that 3,000 sq ft is not so big According to US census data, the average size of a new single family home built in 2015 reached an all time high of 2,687 sq ft That s around 60% larger than the average size of the 1973 home even though family sizes are sma [...]

    Alexandria Blaelock
    The basic notion of dropping rooms you don t use e.g formal living and dining in favour of rooms you do use e.g a larger combined kitchen dining is appealing And the idea of eliminating wasted space and building human scale rooms that incorporate storage and lighting where you need it is sound Positioning windows to take advantage of views, and using high quality materials to create beautiful and functional space are all ideas I can get behind.But this isn t really a how to book, it s of an asp [...]

    Cindy Pomerleau
    Some people s list of life changing books focuses on works of great spiritual, emotional, political or literary power Not sure what it says about my priorities but this book and at least some of its sequels happen to be near the top of mine.I ordered the book in 2002 after hearing Susanka interviewed on NPR When it arrived, I glanced at it briefly and stashed it away in a bookcase Soon afterwards, my husband and I left for a sabbatical in CA during which we spent much of our free time talking ab [...]

    Interesting juxtaposition to the still persistent craze of building than is residentially necessity, and also speaking for the necessity of architectural design rather than just building box houses I especially enjoyed the extra chapter in the 10th anniversary edition, and the last part of the book that looks towards the future of home building I do wish, however, that there was about trying to build not so big in existing homes, and not just as additions to an older home.

    A classic book on designing useable spaces I wish it had visuals that actually explained different implementations of the concepts as well as non examples The framing of the open concept and the away room is good.

    I learned about architecture here than in any other book I have read She makes concepts very understandable.

    Dillon Peck
    Beautiful book, but I could have done without the isn t it nice to be smart AND rich attitude the author takes at times I understand she often worked with wealthy clients but ew.

    The downside for me was trying to see past some of the dated pictures, but that s my fault.

    Until a friend loaned me this book, I d never heard of Sarah Susanka or her Not So Big House movement Now, it seems like I m hearing and reading her name mentioned everywhere, and for good reason She advocates home design that is functional and beautiful and human sized, based on how we really live and what we really need our homes to provide for us The opposite of the McMansion, in other words And wow, do I ever wish I could live in a home she designed for me The photos in this book make me lon [...]

    Marika Gillis
    Our recent home purchase and subsequent destruction and soon to be remodeling of said home made me very excited to receive this highly recommended book on loan from a friend of Sue s I dove into it the first night and read almost the entire book in a couple of quick days However, then real life work on my house got in the way and the book was put on the back burner for a few weeks I finally finished it not long ago and found the book to be highly informative and very interesting.I was instantly [...]

    As an architect who specializes in residential design, Susanka believes that everyone is searching for a sense of home Americans are looking for it in square footage and big, impressive houses That approach will not satisfy, Susuank says, because home is to be found in proportions based on a human scale, in finely crafted details, in thematic harmony of design, in having focal points to bring attention to the architecture and make the resident aware of and in touch with his surroundings, and i [...]

    Erika RS
    This book belongs on the to read list of anyone buying or building a home I had avoided reading the book because of Susanka s popularity, but the book contains quality content When the book was first published in 1998 Susanka was on the forefront of the movement away from McMansions and large houses a movement that, in my opinion, is only just now really hitting the mainstream Although Susanka and her Not So Big mantra have become something of a brand now, when this book was published, she did n [...]

    This book had some practical advice about building and remodeling homes Sometimes books like these can do nothing but reiterate the same point over and over again from different view points I felt this book did not do that I especially like the chapter about the house of the future, warning to stay away from fads and stick to the classical side of architecture This book really stressed looking at the practical way we live and building a house around those ideas Do we really use our dining room [...]

    This book was a real eye opener It s astounding to me that the concept of not building rooms we re not going to use is so revolutionary, and yet I had never thought of it before It made me rethink my own living space, even though at this stage of my life I just live in small apartments things such as, do we ever really use the dining table for eating, or is it just an extension of the kitchen counters The parts of this book about which activities take place in which rooms was really helpful to m [...]

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