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Home by Design The Language of the Not So Big House

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ISBN-10: 1561587915

ISBN-13: 9781561587919

Edition: 2005

Authors: Sarah Susanka, Grey Crawford

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In HOME BY DESIGN, Sarah Susanka presents the 30 key design conceptrs that can be applied to any home - no matter what the style or size. Using 28 of the best designed homes from around the country, Susanka brings these concepts to life with 150 powerful and inspirational examples: from something as simple as placing a rug under a table to renovating a whole second floor. HOME BY DESIGN shows a new way to look at their spaces and provides ideas for how to make each home reach its full potential.TABLE OF CONTENTS:SPACE: The process of entering, shelter around activity, sequences of places, ceiling height variety, interior views, inside outside, changes in level, public to private,…    
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Book details

List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/7/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 11.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 2.684
Language: English

Mihai Coman Born in Fagaras, Romania, in 1953, Mihai Coman has graduated from the College of Letters within the University of Bucharest (1976), and holds a PhD in Letters (1985). He was teacher in a Romanian high school (1976-1982), journalist (1982-1989) and publisher (1989-1990). He was the first Dean of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication Studies within the University of Bucharest, and the first coordinator of doctoral studies in communications. Mihai Coman is considered to be the founder of journalism and communication education in Romania. Until 1989 he had specialized in cultural anthropology studies on Romanian folklore. He has published four volumes of mythology studies…    

Crawford is a photographer whose work has appeared in every major national and international architecture magazine as well as in several books on architecture and design.

Preface
From House to Home
Space
The Process of Entering
Path and Place
Receiving Place
Gateways
Entry Courtyard
Covered Entry
Front Porch
Shelter Around Activity
Alcoves
Window Seats
Soffits
Ceiling Shape
Rug-Defined Place
Sequence of Places
Alcoves off a Central Space
Alcoves off Circulation
Nooks and Crannies
Connecting Views
Ceiling Height Variety
Dropped Soffits
Lowered Alcove
Lowered Hallway
Floating Shelf
Ceiling as Sculpture
Ceiling Height Hierarchy
Interior Views
Diagonal Views
Long Views Through
Connecting Views
Partially Hidden Views
Surprise Views
Layering
Framed Openings
Framed Openings in Series
Connecting Pass-Throughs
Arcade
Implied Walls
Sliding Partitions
Inside Outside
Continous Surfaces
Almost Frameless Windows
Outdoor Focus
Outdoor Room
Changes in Level
Stairs as Sculpture
Lowered Room
Raised Room
Platforms
Over Under
Public to Private
Focal Gathering Place
Alcoves off Focal Gathering Place
Away Room
Place of Quiet Remove
Place of Your Own
Openability
Sliding Doors
Sliding Screens
Sliding Panels
Movable Window Walls
Enclosure
Containment
Partially Hidden Room
Implied Walls
Differentiation of Parts
Exterior Beltlines
Interior Beltlines
Headbands
Floating Surfaces
Separate Components
Pod of Space
Depth and Thickness
Thick Walls
Deep-Set Windows
Library Walls
Wide Windowsills
Wall Insets
Interior Sculpture
Light
Light to Walk Toward
Light at the End of the Tunnel
Window at the End of a Hallway
Lighted Picture at the End of a Vista
Window at the End of a Main Axis
Light Intensity Variation
Layers of Light and Shade
Light Defines Form
Indented Windows
Brilliance in a Dark Place
Reflecting Surfaces
Wall Washing
Reflective Ceiling
Hidden Light Source
Light Coves
Doubling the Space
Window Positioning
Daylight Fixture
Centered on the Middle
Windowsill Height
Light from Above
Visual Weight
Colored Wall
Dark-Colored Ceiling
Textured Wall or Ceiling
Subtle Color Difference
Colored Alcove
Lipstick
View and Nonview
Light but Not View
One-Way View
Art-Glass Focus
Small Panes
Order
Pattern and Geometry
Simple Pattern Overlay
Grilles and Lattices
Geometric Feature
Pattern Feature
Alignments
Perfect Symmetry
Partial Symmetry
Asymmetry
View along a Main Axis
If in Doubt, Line It Up
Half a Bubble Off
Rhythm
The March
The Triad
The Waltz
Rhythmic Refrain
Theme and Variations
Signature Form
Signature Pattern
Repeated Material
Repeated Relationship
Repeated Color
Composition
Balance
Window Composition
Three-D Composition
Four-D Composition
Surface Composition
Interruption of Order
Expressed Structure
Exposed Joists and Rafters
Exposed Beams
Columns Define Spaces
Brackets
Artful Structure
Point of Focus
Focal Wall Surface
Room Focus
Focus at the End of an Axis
Something Place
Attention Grabber
Organizing Strategy
Simple Square or Rectangle
Long Thin House
Circulation Spine
Around a Courtyard
Assemblage of Structures
Afterword
Architects and Designers
Index