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How much house? : Thoreau, Le Corbusier and the sustainable cabin / Urs Peter Flueckiger.

Author:
Flueckiger, Urs Peter [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Basel : Birkhäuser, part of Walter de Gruyter GmbH, Berlin, [2016]
  • ©2016
Εdition:
English edition.
Description:
112 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm
Summary note:
"The space we live in, reduced to a minimum, has been fascinating us for generations? the writer Thoreau lived in a self-built hut in the forest from 1845-1847. In 1952, Le Corbusier built a hut at the Côte d'Azur for himself and his wife. Inspired by this, Urs Peter Flückiger, together with his students, built an ecologically and economically sustainable cabin in the Texan prairie. All three projects share the idea of minimal space and its relationship with the surrounding nature. In text, drawings, and photographs, this book analyses the three projects and shows parallels and similarities. Inspired by Tolstoy's story How Much Land Does A Man Need?, the author asks: "How much house does a man need?", thereby providing a pointed contribution to the current discussion on the requirement for housing"-- Source other than Library of Congress.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents:
Introduction -- How much house? -- House near Walden Pond, built in 1845-1847 / by Henry David Thoreau -- Le cabanon, built in 1951-1952 / by Le Corbusier -- Sustainable cabin, built in 2008-2010 / by Texas Tech University.
Subject(s):
Other title(s):
Thoreau, Le Corbusier and the sustainable cabin
ISBN:
  • 9783035610284 ((cloth ; : acid-free))
  • 3035610282 ((cloth ; : acid-free))
LCCN:
2016498663
OCLC:
974795699
International Article Number:
  • 9783035610284
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