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Home Planners Guide to Residential Design

Author : Charles W. Talcott
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The Architect s Guide to Residential Design

Author : Michael Malone
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A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO RESIDENTIAL DESIGN FOR ARCHITECTS AND CLIENTS Written by a successful practitioner of both residential and commercial architecture, this hands-on resource enables you to transfer and expand your architectural design skills and successfully integrate single-family residential design into your professional practice. The Architect's Guide to Residential Design discusses typical residential design issues, such as budgets and construction schedules, and offers guidelines for interacting with design-conscious clients. This detailed handbook presents a comprehensive methodology for the process of designing, pricing, and constructing single-family homes. Six real-world case studies, each featuring a unique site, budget, program, and set of circumstances, are included. The Architect's Guide to Residential Design covers: Houses as an architectural practice How houses differ from commercial and institutional architectural projects Design and documentation for architect-designed houses Bidding and negotiating with contractors Cutting the contract with both owners and contractors Construction administration and the building process

Residential Interior Design

Author : Maureen Mitton
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A practical approach to planning residential spaces Residential Interior Design: A Guide To Planning Spaces is the industry-standard reference for all aspects of residential space planning, with a practical focus on accessible design, ergonomics, and how building systems affect each space. This new third edition has been updated with the most recent code information, including the 2015 International Residential Code and the International Green Construction Code, and new content on remodeling. Packed with hundreds of drawings and photographs, this book illustrates a step-by-step approach to design that applies to any residential space, and ensures that the most important factors are weighted heavily in the decision making process. Daily use is a major consideration, and the authors explore the minimum amount of space each room requires to function appropriately while examining the host of additional factors that impact bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens, hallways, and more. Detailed information about accessibility is included in each chapter, making this book a reliable design reference for "aging in place" and universal design. The new companion website features teaching tools and a variety of learning supplements that help reinforce the material covered. Interior design is a fundamental component of a residential space, and a required skill for architecture and design professionals. This book is a complete reference on all aspects of residential design, and the factors that make a space "work." Design spaces with primary consideration of daily use Account for building systems, accessibility, human factors, and more Get up to date on the latest residential interior building codes Plan interiors for any home, any style, and any budget Designing a residential interior is about more than choosing paint colors and furniture—it's about people, and how they interact and use the space. It's about shaping the space to conform to its function in the best possible way. Residential Interior Design provides clear, comprehensive guidance on getting it right every time.

Sustainable Residential Development

Author : Avi Friedman
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Capitalize on a Comprehensive New Process for Planning and Designing Sustainable Green Communities Written by internationally renowned architect Avi Friedman, Sustainable Residential Development equips you with a much-needed process and examples for planning and designing green communities. This landmark resource explains the principles of green building and how to apply them to residential development, presenting guidelines for creating communities that balance social, economic, and environmental needs. Filled with plans, elevations, and vignettes, the book shows how to incorporate wind direction, sun exposure, tree preservation, topography, and public spaces into site plan. It also shows how to design high-density neighborhoods...apply green design and construction principles by using local materials and techniques, solar power, waste management, and water efficiency...as well as rehabilitate neighborhoods while respecting their heritage. Sustainable Residential Development features: Expert guidelines for planning and designing communities that balance social, economic, and environmental needs A wealth of international and U.S. case studies and examples that illustrate the principles of sustainable community design Over 100 downloadable plans and elevations that offer a head start for planning and designing sustainable communities Inside this Green Planning and Design Guide: • Defining and Applying Principles of Sustainability in Neighborhood Development • Learning Lessons from the Past: The Rise of Suburbia • Site Selection and Analysis • Strategies for High-Density Neighborhoods: The New Urbanism • Planning, Design, and Construction Principles for Sustainability • The Urban Renewal Process and Architectural Heritage • Balancing Environmental, Cultural, and Economic Needs: A Framework for Greener Neighborhoods

Drafting House Plans

Author : June Curran
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A natural outgrowth of Curran's earlier book, "Drawing house plans," containing much of the same basic information, but also teaching you how to draw foundation plans, roof plans, sections, and details.

Making Housing Home

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Architectural Graphic Standards for Residential Construction

Author : The American Institute of Architects
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A guide to building standards of residential architecture.

Space Planning

Author : Lamie E.
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A Guide to Site Planning and Landscape Construction

Author : Harvey M. Rubenstein
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For practitioners and students in architecture, landscape architecture, planning, and civil engineering, A Guide to Site Planning and Landscape Construction offers an indispensable and authoritative reference.

Home Space Planning

Author : Nancy Temple
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Get solutions to these and dozens of other challenging problems of residential redesign in Home Space Planning - a guide for architects, designers, and homeowners looking for imaginative, affordable ideas for home improvement and renovation. As the title suggests, this book is about space and how to make the most of it - no matter what kind of house you want to renovate.

Housing Design Quality

Author : Matthew Carmona
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This book directly addresses the major planning debate of our time - the delivery and quality of new housing development. As pressure for new housing development in England increases, a widespread desire to improve the design of the resulting residential environments becomes evermore apparent with increasing condemnation of the standard products of the volume housebuilders. In recent years central government has come to accept the need to deliver higher quality living environments, and the important role of the planning system in helping to raise design standards. Housing Design Quality focuses on this role and in particular on how the various policy instruments available to public authorities can be used in a positive manner to deliver higher quality residential developments.

Residential Design Drafting and Detailing

Author : Alan Jefferis
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Master the skills most important for drawing, detailing, and designing residential structures with RESIDENTIAL DESIGN, DRAFTING, AND DETAILING, 2E. This step-by-step presentation centers exclusively on residential, familiarizing readers with standard construction practices involving wood, engineered materials, steel, and concrete as well as the latest green concepts and alternative materials. Updates throughout this edition reflect the latest standards, codes and guidelines, including the 2012 International Residential Code. Readers concentrate on CAD techniques using the guidelines from the United States National CAD - Standard--V5. Professional examples from architects, engineers, and designers as well as activities using actual architectural drawings and designs place readers into the role of professional CAD technicians. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Live Work Planning and Design

Author : Thomas Dolan
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“Although the live-work concept is now accepted among progressive urban design and planning professionals, the specifics that define the term, and its application, remain sketchy. This encyclopedic work is sure to change that, providing the critical information that is needed by architects, planners and citizens.” -Peter Katz, Author, The New Urbanism, and Planning Director, Arlington County, Virginia Live-Work Planning and Design is the only comprehensive guide to the design and planning of live-work spaces for architects, designers, and urban planners. Readers will learn from built examples of live-work, both new construction and renovation, in a variety of locations. Urban planners, developers, and economic development staff will learn how various municipalities have developed and incorporated live-work within building codes and city plans. The author, whose pioneering website, www.live-work.com, has been guiding practitioners and users of live-work since 1998, is the United States' leading expert on the subject.

Architectural Drafting and Design

Author : Alan Jefferis
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ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING AND DESIGN, 6E is the classic text for all architectural drafters and CAD operators, whether beginning, intermediate, or advanced. This full-color, comprehensive edition provides the basics of residential design, using various types of projects that a designer or architect is likely to complete during the actual design process and is written to meet the most recent editions of IRC and IBC. This book begins with information on architectural styles that have dominated the field over the last four centuries, followed by basic design components related to the site and structure. Commercial drafting, basic materials used for construction, common construction methods and drawings typically associated with commercial construction are all covered. An important feature of this best-seller is its step-by-step instructions for the design and layout of each type of drawing associated with a complete set of architectural plans, with projects that can be completed using either CAD or manual drawing methods. Readers will gain the knowledge needed to complete the drawings required by most municipalities to obtain a building permit for a single-family residence. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Essex Design Guide for Residential and Mixed Use Areas

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Introduction to Urban Housing Design

Author : Graham Towers
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This clear and concise guide is the ideal introduction to contemporary housing design for students and professionals of architecture, urban design and planning. With the increasing commitment to sustainable design and with an ever-increasing demand for houses in urban areas, housing design has taken on a new and crucial role in urban planning. This guide introduces the reader to the key aspects of housing design, and outlines the discussion about form and planning of urban housing. Using chapter summaries and with many illustrations, it presents contemporary concerns such as energy efficient design and high density development in a clear and accessible way. It looks at practical design solutions to real urban problems and includes advice on reclamation and re-use of buildings. The guidance it presents is universally relevant. Part two of the book features current case studies that illustrate the best in high density, sustainable housing design providing the reader with design information, and design inspiration, for their own projects.

Home Remodeling

Author : Fine Homebuilding
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A collection of 36 Fine Homebuilding articles covers every aspect of home remodeling, in a resource that includes 300 color photos, 75 drawings, sidebars and case studies. Original.

Metric Handbook

Author : David Littlefield
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This book deals with all the principal building types, ranging from airports, factories and warehouses, offices, shops and hospitals. For each such building type, the basic design requirements and all the principal dimensional data is given.

Kitchen and Bath Design

Author : Mary Fisher Knott
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The all-in-one reference to designing stunning and functional kitchens and baths Designing for today's kitchens and baths requires technical savvy, a keen eye for aesthetics, and perhaps most important of all, the ability to coordinate efforts across many disciplines. Kitchen and Bath Design simplifies these complex decision-making processes with a comprehensive strategy for achieving kitchen and bath designs that successfully integrate beauty and practicality—while meeting client expectations. Fundamental design basics are covered, along with a host of important issues that designers must consider when conceptualizing these specialized rooms, such as ergonomics, codes and safety requirements, proper lighting and ventilation, flooring, cabinetry, countertops, wall surfaces, and more. Some of the topics that appear in this book include: A detailed introduction to construction, plumbing, and electrical basics A systematic approach to incorporating "green," energy-conscious design An overview of crucial design elements, including pattern, texture, line, form or mass, color, space and light, and sound The latest building codes and manufacturers' guidelines Written by a leading expert in interior design, Kitchen and Bath Design uses three-dimensional drawings and corresponding photographs to deliver valuable information that is critical when it comes to planning, designing, specifying, estimating, building, pricing, or evaluating a kitchen or bathroom. Whether they're working on a new or existing space, professional designers can apply the lessons learned from this current andaccessible resource to masterfully take on all kitchen or bathroom projects—from the simplest to the most highly challenging.

Introduction to Residential Layout

Author : Mike Biddulph
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Introduction to Residential Layout is ideal for students and practitioners of urban design, planning, engineering, architecture and landscape seeking a comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of designing and laying out residential areas. Mike Biddulph provides a clear and coherent framework from which he offers comprehensive practical advice for designers of housing developments. Referring to a wealth of international examples, this is a richly illustrated, accessible resource covering the whole range of issues that should be considered by anyone engaging in the planning and design of a new residential scheme. A successful residential development must work on many levels – financial, social and environmental. This book includes analysis of commercial viability, the importance of place making, environmental sustainability and designing accessibility. Mike Biddulph details successful approaches to designing out crime and maximising permeability as part of an integrated approach to urban design. Highly illustrated throughout, this work will show you how to turn design aspirations and principles into practical design solutions. Written without preconceptions, Introduction to Residential Design highlights the strengths and weaknesses of particular design solutions to encourage both depth of thought and creativity. Mike Biddulph is Senior Lecturer in Urban Design at Cardiff University * The only textbook that provides practical design advice sourced from principles of residential layout design * Comprehensive coverage of urban design theory gives an ideal introduction to the subject * Encompasses sustainability, accessibility and holistic design - all the key concerns in designing the built environment