Author: Piironen, Esa
Year Published: 2004
No. of pages: 128
Illustrations: 184 Color Illustrations. 123 B&W Illustrations.
Size: 9 1/2”x 8 1/2”
The book presents a selection of the best single-family houses in Finland from the last 25 years. Each of the 29 houses presented show a different approach to the design of a small house, from the site placement to the plan layout, facades, massing, and use of materials, all the way to the handling of the construction details. All the houses were individually designed for single families, and are situated in different environments, from the countryside to the city and from the seashore inland. The houses in this book have been selected by architect Esa Piironen, who himself has designed a number of small houses. Characteristic of his approach has been a commitment to environmentally friendly and humane architecture. Plans and elevations included.