Patterns of Home

Patterns of Home

The Ten Essentials of Enduring Design

Book - 2002
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The key to creating a house that is memorable, satisfying, and enduring is to apply a group of design concepts--or "patterns"--that focus on the experience of being in a home. In this groundbreaking work, internationally respected architects Max Jacobson, Murray Silverstein, and Barbara Winslow present the ten essential patterns that shape and define a well-crafted home. Patterns explore the presence of light, the relationship between indoors and out, the flow through rooms, and the feel of one space as you are sitting in another.
Clearly written and profusely illustrated with houses from all over the country, "Patterns of Home," brings the timeless lessons of residential design to anyone seeking inspiration and direction in the design or remodel of a home. The patterns described in the book can make the difference between a home that satisfies only the material needs of the owners and one that captures the essence of home.
Publisher: Newtown, CT : Taunton Press, c2002.
ISBN: 9781561585335
Branch Call Number: 728.37 Jacobson 2002
Characteristics: 282 p. :,ill. ;,29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Silverstein, Murray
Winslow, Barbara


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Mar 30, 2018

Published in the 1960s "A Pattern Language" by Christopher Alexander, et al, presented an intricate hierarchy of scores of elements for the design of cities, neighbourhoods, buildings, and interior design. This guide identifies the 10 'essential' elements from the earlier book for the design of contemporary homes. It provides lavish photographs of exteriors and interiors supported by some floor plans.

Jan 25, 2012

More than just pretty pictures, this makes you really think about how to use space and what you need of your home, to live the life you want to, in it.


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