by Gerald Rowan, Compact Houses Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Compact Houses books, Discover the huge possibilities of a small house! Whether you’re building from scratch or retrofitting an existing structure, these 50 innovative floor plans will show you how to make the most of houses measuring 1,400 square feet or less. Gerald Rowan presents creative and efficient layouts that use every inch of space, with tips on fully maximizing closets, porches, bathrooms, attics, and basements. From reorganizing a small storage area to building a brand-new home, you’ll find a detailed design to fit your family’s needs.
by Cristina del Valle Schuster, Compact Houses Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Compact Houses books, This volume showcases 55 architect-designed compact houses, including beach cottages, mountain houses, ski chalets, and vacation homes. Each project profiled includes a case history describing the design challenges the architect faced and how these were overcome.
by Carles Broto, Compact Houses Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Compact Houses books, This exhaustively documented sourcebook will be invaluable for professionalsnd students of architecture, interior design, interior decorating, andurniture design. Information is provided on every aspect of the designrocess from the ground up-floor plans, materials, and specifications onurniture and fixtures. The more than 30 illustrated case studies are ofomes that are streamlined on the inside and out, and include full-colourhotographs, floor plans, and sketches. Dozens of never-before seen solutionsn storage and an array of ingenious design solutions for furniture andixtures that serve an array of purposes are also revealed.
by Don Metz, New Compact House Designs Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download New Compact House Designs books, Plans for two bedroom, single family houses of 1,250 square feet or less, designed to be energy-efficient and suited to various sites.
by Fhilcar Faunillan, Compact Living Maximizing Your Limited House Space Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Compact Living Maximizing Your Limited House Space books, Table of Contents Introduction Chapter 1: Changing the Way We Think About Compact Houses Benefits of Compact Living Global Impact of Compact Living Chapter 2: Compact Living Basic Design Principles Chapter 3: Compact Living 101 Maximizing Floor Spaces Choosing Your Furniture Wisely Creating the Most Out of Your Space Conclusion Author Bio Publisher Introduction All over the world especially in Europe, therehas been a growing movement to promote compact cities. Compact cities are cities wherein the supermarkets, offices, hospitals, and other important places are set around one area. Through urban planning, compact cities are created in order to reduce the space used, to minimize emissions from extensive car use and to preserve more rural areas and green spaces. This movement acknowledges the fact that the world, more than ever is in need of space. Our population is continually growing far beyond seven billion and yet the Earth, in its finiteness, remains the same. Of all the infrastructures that have to use the Earth’s space, the largest portion comes not from the industries, but from our residential homes, apartment buildings and condominiums – our living spaces. In the United States, the houses get bigger each year. It was just less than 1700 sq. ft in the 1970s and has now gone up to 2500 sq. ft in 2014. What’s ironic here is that the families today are smaller than in the 1970s. In the United Kingdommeanwhile, the average one-bedroom house is merely 495 sq. ft or 46 sq. m and even a three-bedroom home is just 947 sq. ft on average. Yes, there is a huge gap between the US and the UK’s average housing spaces but believe it or not, there are many more countries with less and less square footage, and yet, survey shows that these people are not less satisfied. What I am trying to say is that space is merely a matter of how you use it. Let me ask, how many rooms in your house are not used that it ended up being a storage cabinet? Or how many useless things or non-working appliances do you have in your kitchen that you don’t dispose just because you don’t want your cabinets to look empty? There are probably many of you who have these unused spaces in your homes. The thing is, you could’ve grown vegetables with that space, it could’ve saved you dollars or it could’ve been use for something else. With the growing movement for compact cities and the rising of global awareness on sustainability issues, it is time for us to rethink how much square footage we really need in our homes. This is what compact living is all about - it is maximizing your limited house space for you to create more living spaces that you never imagined existing in your small home.
by Claudia Martínez Alonso, Compact Houses Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Compact Houses books, House design is evolving fast following trends and the needs of our society. There is always a myriad of design schemes to meet diverse requirements; in other words, there is never a single solution to make the most of a living space. In the collection Essential Tips each book offers over 200 tips on different ways to create an environment that is functional and aesthetically pleasing. This book series explores contemporary design with exemplary case studies of homes with display innovative and practical design solutions.
by Mark E. Reinberger, The Philadelphia Country House Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Philadelphia Country House books, Colonial Americans, if they could afford it, liked to emulate the fashions of London and the style and manners of English country society while at the same time thinking of themselves as distinctly American. The houses they built reflected this ongoing cultural tension. By the mid-eighteenth century, Americans had developed their own version of the bourgeois English countryseat, a class of estate equally distinct in social function and form from townhouses, rural plantations, and farms. The metropolis of Philadelphia was surrounded by a particularly extraordinary collection of country houses and landscapes. Taken together, these estates make up one of the most significant groups of homes in colonial America. In this masterly volume, Mark Reinberger, a senior architectural historian, and Elizabeth McLean, an accomplished scholar of landscape history, examine the country houses that the urban gentry built on the outskirts of Philadelphia in response to both local and international economic forces, social imperatives, and fashion. What do these structures and their gardens say about the taste of the people who conceived and executed them? How did their evolving forms demonstrate the persistence of European templates while embodying the spirit of American adaptation? The Philadelphia Country House explores the myriad ways in which these estates—which were located in the country but responded to the ideas and manners of the city—straddled the cultural divide between urban and rural. Moving from general trends and building principles to architectural interiors and landscape design, Reinberger and McLean take readers on an intimate tour of the fine, fashionable elements found in upstairs parlors and formal gardens. They also reveal the intricate working world of servants, cellars, and kitchen gardens. Highlighting an important aspect of American historic architecture, this handsome volume is illustrated with nearly 150 photographs, more than 60 line drawings, and two color galleries.
by Rachel Stewart, The Town House In Georgian London Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Town House In Georgian London books, This title takes a fresh look at a familiar building type - the town house in 18th century London - and investigates the circumstances in which individuals made decisions about living in London, and particularly about their West End house.