zaha hadid and tiny houses in the new yorker
I love reading about architecture in the mainstream press, and the
July 25 issue of The New Yorker has a couple of stories on our favorite
subject. Paul Goldberger writes about Zaha Hadid
and two of her buildings recently completed in the United Kingdom: the
Evelyn Grace Academy in south London and the Riverside Museum in Glasgow
(he digs them both). I was more interested, though, in Alec Wilkinson's
piece on what he terms "the tiny house movement."
Wilkinson is clearly no convert to the tiny-house way--in his telling, designer/builder/advocate Jay Shafer
comes off as a bit of a freak--but even this skeptical overview stirs
longing in me for the simplicity of a dwelling you can build without a
mortgage and park wherever suits you. And say what you like about
Shafer, a self-taught designer and builder, in the past year he's sold
1,000 sets of house plans and 10,000 copies of his book, "The Small House Book."