Architect and photographer Gary Chang has a strange obsession: he absolutely loves hotels. Ita (TM)s a good thing, as he spends about 120 days a year traveling all over the world. Chang has become something of a hotel expert, but meeting his exacting s read more
Adapting the concepts of "The New Cottage Home" for the family, this lavishly illustrated guide is full of innovative solutions for designing and personalizing one's home. 250 color photos. Illustrations.Imagine a home designed for the family that live read more
Beach houses are the ideal getaway homes, offering the peace and relaxation of living near water, the fun of hanging out on the beach, and the change of environment from city life. Selected from the pages of "Fine Homebuilding," this book provides insp read more
Parents expect nothing but the best when it comes to their children. And they'll spend money to outfit their baby's room as well as the baby herself. Today's nursery is more than pastel walls and nursery rhyme quilts. And today's spaces for babies and read more
This fully illustrated, comprehensive workbook is designed primarily for homeowners, renters, architects, and business owners who want to put feng-shui to practical personal use—to choose a home, build a house, select an office, or find a retail read more
"Outdoor Rooms II" is an inspirational look at what one can do to create beauty and comfort in any outdoor space. Increasingly, homeowners are spending more money on their yards, not only to extend the physical space of the home for entertaining, but a read more
A visual look at the architectural details of smaller residential spaces
The Contemporary Design Details series takes a highly visual look at architectural design details that are more often dealt wi read more
Volume 1 of this two-volume set presents strategies and solutions for sustainable solar housing, offering the reader a solid platform for assessing environmental and economic concerns for housing projects, and offers guidance for implementing the most read more
This fully revised and expanded new edition takes into account new government targets on emissions reductions and includes up-to-date calculations and extensive new graphics clearly laying out the path to a low-carbon life.
Drastic reduction of carbo read more
Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) is a $3.4 trillion industry in which documentation is the basis for the delivery of products and services. Such documentation is the currency of AEC projects and can be a complex mixture of drawings and read more
To continue to develop existing building types and do so in an intelligent way is one of the crucial tasks in the field of residential building. For the success of the individual design as well as for ensuring that tried and tested structures can be ut read more
Every building is composed of parts, or components, that may be organized in various ways.
For example, there are different ways to configure walls so that they perform their primary functionsbearing, dividing, and shelteringin an optima read more
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