A nifty little book,
This review is from: Small Buildings (Pamphlet Architecture) (Paperback)
'Small Buildings' is another fine offering from the Pamphlet Architecture series. The author's personal voyage of discovering the power of 'building' is joyous and invigorating, as are his illustrations, models, and photographs of his constructions. The alienation from reality that the author describes is something I and many young designers can relate to. And as those of us who have had the chance to will say, there really is nothing like rolling your sleeves up and actually BUILDING something, especially when it's something of your own personal design. That message really comes through in this nifty little book.
Some will think the drawings in particular are now a little dated, but I think they are honest. This, to me, is real architecture. The journeys that the author took with each of these wonderful 'little buildings' seem really valid and true to themselves. There may not be any snazzy 3D renders, or indeed colour, but there is a documented history of a collection of projects that beautifully came into being. Designers should start building things!
The only thing that stopped it getting 5 stars was (and this is the case with all the pamphlet series) the price for such a small book.