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One of our most important requirements as humans is the dwelling. Designing a home is thus one of the most important challenges architecture has to deal with. On the one hand, architects must create homes that guarantee with the highest of quality the wellbeing and comfort of their inhabitants. On the other hand, architects must learn how to manage a client's limited budget by reducing costs without affecting the quality of the final result.
Affordable Home Design showcases a wide array of solutions to this same architectural challenge of good design and structure on a budget. The projects featured include extensions of houses and apartments already in existence, ecological housing design, sustainable and structurally cost-effective homes, and new buildings in strictly coded conservation zones. Through more than 250 full-color photographs, this essential book reveals how today's architects are able to adapt to the necessities of a more affordable budget when approaching the always exciting necessity of designing a home.
ISBN: 0060589086 Date Published on 3/29/2005
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|Elle magazine is well known for its trendsetting in the world of fashion. But fashion can, and should, say the editors of this book, extend into living spaces too. Whether it's one room or a whole home that needs spiffing up, The Elle Decor Home offers easy instruction and inspiration. Aimed at both homeowners and renters, and divided into chapters for each room of the house as well as outdoor spaces, this sourcebook teases out the inner decorator, presenting fabulous examples of how to create a beautiful backdrop for living. A wealth of color photos let readers tour high-style interiors by such fashion luminaries as Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, Donatella Versace, Karl Lagerfeld, and Yves Saint Laurent, mixed with images of the homes or ordinary people armed only with taste and imagination. This useful, fun guide shows even reluctant readers how to create a stylish setting out of the most stubborn space.|
ISBN: 2850188093 Date Published on 3/10/2005
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|“If you can put together an outfit, you’re already overqualified to decorate a room,” believes Emmy Award–winning Christopher Lowell. Now he’s back with his proven Seven Layers of Design system to bring readers a lively blend of design theory and hands-on advice for fearless, fabulous decorating. |
Christopher Lowell’s Seven Layers of Design solves decorating dilemmas by encouraging readers to look at a room piece by piece, layer by layer, from the floor up. With his humor, wit, and charm, Lowell breaks down the Seven Layers of Design to lay the groundwork for simple, yet stunning, home design.
Each chapter of Christopher Lowell’s Seven Layers of Design walks you through room makeovers with easy step-by-step projects; dramatic before, during, and after photographs; and useful sidebars that make decorating simple, fun, and rewarding.
•Learn why you should never paint a ceiling white.
•Create fabulous fakes using paint and plywood.
•Increase the value of your home with architectural detail.
ISBN: 1400082706 Date Published on 3/8/2005
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|The JUNKMARKET Girls reveal ideas from their unique creations, product line, and media ventures.
Secrets to finding good junk and how to use it for new and different purposes.
Inspiration for those searching for treasure at flea markets, garage sales, attics, and dumps.
Room settings illustrate decorating styles—urban industrial, country, cottage, retro, and even traditional.
Ideas and how-to projects to fashion candle holders from tractor parts, repurpose carpenter’s levels as shelves, create photo holders from tennis racquet presses, make cornices from architectural molding, and much more.
ISBN: 0696222825 Date Published on 3/8/2005
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Renowned for its comprehensive coverage, exceptional illustrations, and clear instructions, this hallmark book offers detailed yet easy-to-understand explanations of the essence of patternmaking. Hinging on a recurring theme that all designs are based on one or more of the three major patternmaking and design principles–dart manipulation, added fullness, and contouring–it provides all the relevant information necessary to create design patterns with accuracy regardless of their complexity. Sewing guides included for the pleated trouser (with pattern layout), belt/loops, pockets, and zipper; the jean pant with pockets, countour belt, and fly front; and the gusset. Updated jacket foundation draft includes fabric preparation, interfacing, chest piece, tape control, and shoulder pads. Pant drafts–Trouser draft including pocket, waistband, and loop; dungaree foundation draft; grunge pant draft; and three jean waistline variations including pocket and sewing instruction. Includes fitting corrections for the basic patterns. Unique section on patternmaking for bias-cut garments. For anyone developing their patternmaking skills.
ISBN: 0131112112 Date Published on 2/10/2005
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|"The Zimmermans, whose work has appeared in a number of architecture and design books and periodicals, show the array of styles that make up California cottages. Each home is depicted in numerous photographs."--Library Journal|
California cottages are famed for their openness and creatively designed interiors, and this magnificent tribute brilliantly showcases the variety of styles that belong to the tradition. Splendid photographs taken by a prominent architectural photographer present Pioneer, Queen Anne, Spanish Colonial Revival, Craftsman, and Tudor revival homes, some designed by major figures, such as Frank Lloyd Wright. Take a look at the examples and see exactly what makes cottages different from other houses, and how to make the most of their beauty. Each one will inspire fresh ideas for decorating in small spaces and gracing every square foot with lovely details.
ISBN: 1402722273 Date Published on 2/1/2005
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|Whether you're adapting a child-free zone for the arrival of a baby or starting from scratch because your family has moved, Judith Wilson has the answer. This bestselling book (the original edition sold 80,000 copies) shows how homes can be adapted for children without surrendering order and good taste, while at the same time giving children their own spaces to enjoy. With inspiration drawn from real homes, teamed with photographs by Debi Treloar, this book proves that children, style, and great design can happily coexist. |
ISBN: 1841728713 Date Published on 2/1/2005
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|From practical storage to gorgeous display, nothing beats a basket--or Country Living's wonderfully imaginative ideas for using them throughout the home. The attractive photos tell the story, as they show off an array of different basket styles, all cleverly coordinated with overall decor. A large woven basket serves as a planter, and it harmonizes perfectly with a twill-weave trunk that doubles as an end table. For a breathtaking home gallery, install a shelf above a doorway and arrange a variety of richly patterned Venezuelan coiled baskets for all to admire. Pile fruit high atop willow pedestal baskets and place them on the kitchen table. Fill a deep rectangular basket with towels and keep it tubside. Every look is lovely, classic, and country beautiful.|
ISBN: 1588164381 Date Published on 2/1/2005
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|Tackle items unique to room additions: reinforcing ceiling joists for 2nd-story conversions; bathroom additions; attic conversions. Learn: whatequired for footings, foundations and slabs; how to plan floor, wall and ceiling framing; how to design the best bathrooms for the allotted space; how to install sheathing and roofing, and more. |
ISBN: 1889892343 Date Published on 12/1/2004