When talking about architecture, our minds immediately jump to images of large colosseums, tall skyscrapers, and other complex structures that are grand in stature. But architecture can be just as fascinating in smaller scales, as the upcoming book, Nanotecture: Tiny Built Things, seeks to demonstrate.
Edited by Rebecca Roke, the “inspiring, surprising and fun” book hosts a carefully-curated collection of small-scale architecture from around the world. It encompasses a wide range of structures, from cabins and tree houses to cat playgrounds and bee hives, making for a truly entertaining look at some of the best small and compact architectural creations you can find today.
Aiming to show that “size is no barrier to architectural creativity,” Nanotecture: Tiny Built Things collects an impressive variety of creations. Combined with the expected fixed sheds, pods, and cabins are demountable, portable, inflatable, modular, and even flat-packed structures, giving readers an extensive look at the kind of architectural spaces people are making. Each spread of the book presents two complementary or contrasting structures each, accompanied by a single large photograph for appreciating its full glory, along with brief but informative writing about each object.
Each project featured in the book is appropriately coded according to the 66 predominant construction materials, with the structures grouped into five chapters that organizes them according to size (basically, smallest to largest). The book, available in hardcover, covers 336 pages and features 300 full-color photographs.
Slated for release on March 28, Nanotecture: Tiny Built Things is priced at $24.95.