Small Scale: Creative Solutions for Better City Living

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Think big, design small. This is the rallying cry of a new generation of architects and artists who aim to improve the lives of city-dwellers through small-scale public design projects. Using the city as an open-source platform for ideas, these visionaries create "urban interventions" to address problems specific to urban life. Small Scale presents fifty ingenious yet simple projects ranging from the purely conceptual to the fully realized. From a bridge that curls up into itself when not in use, to a stacked rental car dispenser, to a bus-stop like shelter that uses bright lights to treat seasonal affective disorder in the winter, these projects energize our cities leftover spaces and help us imagine the future of our urban infrastructure.

The projects in Small Scale are organized into three sections: those that provide practical services, those that share information, and those that simply delight. Each project is eminently achievable and most do not require many permits or much government oversight or tremendous use of natural resources; indeed, some suggest solutions to the larger problem of energy consumption. Designed by both well-known and up-and-coming architects and artists including Diller Scofidio + Renfro, H weler + Yoon Architecture, Morphosis, Studio Olafur Eliasson, and many more, the projects in Small Scale reflect the promise of new ideas, new materials, and new technologies.

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Keith Moskow is firm principal of Moskow Linn Architects. He has won numerous design awards and is the author of The Houses of Martha's Vineyard and Sustainable Facilities.

Robert Linn is a partner at Moskow Linn Architects. He has won awards from the American Institute of Architects and the Boston Society of Architects (BSA), and was a recipient of the BSA Rotch Traveling Fellowship.

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"What is priceless about this book are it's photographs, in which workers are diminished in scale by the gigantesque sculptures they are busy fabricating in the dusky light of the Lippincott atelier. They dramatize an aspect of artistic production rarely discussed as such, which gives the book its art historical value." --Arthur C. Danto, Philosopher and Art Critic

"This book is both an essential historical document and an enchanting souvenir album that takes us back to the quintessentially 1960s moment when America's most interesting sculptors went audaciously large scale. Much of their work was created at a little-known former factory in North Haven, Connecticut, that became a major fabricator thanks to Don Lippincott - this is his story." --Deborah Solomon, New York Times Magazine

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