The Life of Small Houses
This book uses comic pages
and interactive 3D models to show how 16 small houses serve their
owners as small, simple, and sustainable shelters.
This book uses comic pages and interactive 3D
models to show how 16 small houses serve their owners as small,
simple, and sustainable shelters. The book uses a graphic narrative
style to combine computer illustrations, videos, and interactive
3D models to show how these small houses evolved slowly to be
functional footholds in their environments.
Lessons learned from these
small houses can be applied to the design and construction of
any home and are the basis for our companion books A
(small) Home of Your Own and How
a House is Built.
Living SMALL includes 2D
drawings and 3D models of each house. The models are included
on the CD to help readers interact and visualize these small spaces
and their construction.
Short tutorials and videos
show how 3D construction models are built and organized using
Google SketchUp. These construction models range from simple massing
studies to detailed piece-based assemblies that explain the assembly
of each of the small houses.