Designing your Perfect House

Designing your Perfect House

Lessons From An Architect

Book - 2008
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Designing Your Perfect House is the ideal guidebook for navigating the often mystifying process of house design and building. It's full of sage advice from a master architect about how to design the perfect house for you.Presented in twelve understandable lessons, this book moves from wonderful concepts to a finished dream home. Beginning with an exploration of the philosophy of design, the grammar of architecture, the creation of space, and discussions of how to make spaces be appropriate and gratifying for the people living in them, the lessons explore issues of scale, daylight, how to make a house feel like a home, unifying a design, flow, and proportions.This book answers questions like: How do I get started? How do I select a building site? What kind of house can I afford with my budget? How do I make my dream house just right for me?Other topics include: site analysis and selection, programming, schematic design, style, room relationships, budget, working with professionals, methods of contracting, and more.Numerous color photos and drawings illustrate the book's major points
Publisher: Cary, NC : Dalsimer Press, c2008
ISBN: 9780979882036
Branch Call Number: 728.37 HIR 2008 22
Characteristics: 239 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm


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Jun 24, 2013

A great book that gives you a lot of insight on what goes into, and what has to be considered when designing a custom house. Unfortunately the author didn't discuss northern climates too much, but other than this great.

Mar 07, 2010

Full of things to think about before you begin designing, such as lot access and elevations.

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