What Not to Build

What Not to Build

Architectural Options for Homeowners

Book - 2006
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Trafford on Demand Pub
The story is all too common in today's housing market--the basic principles of scale, proportion, balance, rhythm, and consistent architectural styles are often misapplied in new residential construction. Walk around almost any new development, and you will find dormers that are bigger than the front door; windows that are out of scale; too few or too many columns; and more. What Not To Build highlights these problems. Focusing on the exteriors of houses, the authors--who are architects and designers--have identified a number of "problem" designs. Through photographs and illustrations, the authors show how the problems can be solved by applying easy-to-understand design principles. Anyone reading this book will be able to avoid the problems when designing their own house or fix problems that appear in the house they are already living in.

Creative Homeowner Pr
Shows readers through more 300 photographs and illustrations what is wrong with many of the houses in which we live and how to fix them.

The story is all too common in today’s housing market: the basic principles of scale, proportion, balance, rhythm, and consistent architectural styles are often misapplied in new residential construction. Walk around almost any new development, and you’ll find dormers that are bigger than the front door; windows that are out of scale; too few or too many columns; and more. What Not to Build: Do's and Don'ts of Exterior Home Design shows these problems and more to the reader. Focusing on the exteriors of houses, the authors--who are architects and designers--have identified a number of "problem"designs. Through photographs and illustrations, they show how the problems can be solved by applying easy-to-understand design principles. Anyone reading the book will be able to avoid the problems when designing their own house or fix problems that appear in the house they’re already living in.


Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Creative Homeowner, c2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781580112932
1580112935
Characteristics: 223 p. : col. ill., plans ; 28 cm

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