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A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction

By: Christopher Alexander and Sara Ishikawa and Murray Silverstein and Max Jacobson and Ingrid Fiksdahl-King and Shlomo Angel

Price: $78.95

Publisher: USA, Oxford University Press: 1978

Seller ID: 001679

ISBN: 0195019199

Condition: New


You can use this book to design a house for yourself with your family; you can use it to work with your neighbors to improve your town and neighborhood; you can use it to design an office, or a workshop, or a public building. And you can use it to guide you in the actual process of construction. After a ten-year silence, Christopher Alexander and his colleagues at the Center for Environmental Structure are now publishing a major statement in the form of three books which will, in their words, "lay the basis for an entirely new approach to architecture, building and planning, which will we hope... View more info

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Microshelters : 57 Creative Designs for Cabins, Tiny Houses, Tree Houses and other small structures

By: Derek Diedricksen

Price: $29.95

Publisher: USA, Storey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 9781612123530

ISBN: 1612123538

Condition: New


Created by an assembly of leading designers, architects, and bloggers, these 57 unique and innovative designs will show you the limits of what is possible. All of the designs include beautiful full-colour photos along with floor plans and building tips; 15 of them include flushed-out concept sketches; and five include step-by-step building plans. You'll also find guidelines on building with recycled and salvaged materials, plus techniques for making your small space comfortable and easy to inhabit. View more info

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Cabins and Cottages and Other Small Spaces

By: Editors of Fine Homebuilding Magazine

Price: $29.95

Publisher: USA, Taunton Press Inc: 2014

Seller ID: 000228

ISBN: 1627107452

Condition: New


This is an inspiring guide to maximising the potential of small homes and spaces. Harnesses a bestselling topic: home construction solutions for limited space. It looks at a variety of houses as well as a selection of sheds, studios, and other small structures. Just because a home is smaller doesn't mean it can't serve all the purposes a larger home did - it just takes careful planning and some smart strategies which are provided in Cabins & Cottages and Other Small Spaces. In this collection from Fine Homebuilding magazine, the authors look at houses both new and remodelled, urban and rural, ... View more info

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Getting the Details Right: Restoring Australian Houses 1890s - 1920s

By: Ian Evans

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Australia, Flannel Flower Press: 2010

Seller ID: 9781875253036

ISBN: 1875253033

Condition: New


Working drawings with dimensions for constructing fences, gates, doors, windows, chimneys, verandahs & garages for houses of the late 19th & early 20th centuries. This book is the result of countless hours of fieldwork a tape measure and notebook, painstakingly measuring, recording and drawing some of the most important details of old Australian houses. The designs which it contains provide all of the dimensions and construction details necessary for restoration work on a variety of Australian housing styles in the period from the late 1890s through to the late 1920s and beyond. There are ch... View more info

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The Queensland House: History and Conservation

By: Ian Evans

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Australia, Flannel Flower Press: 2010

Seller ID: 9781875253173

ISBN: 1875253173

Condition: New


The houses of Queensland are unique in Australia. Broad verandahs shaded by gracefully curved expanses of roofing iron, tall stumps, lattice, roof ventilators, and a host of the subtleties combine to give the Queensland house of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries its own special qualities and visual character. It might be thought that determining why Queensland houses are so very different from those found elsewhere in Australia would be a simple matter. But it has taken years of research to unravel a very complex story and find the answers to some fundamental questions about the... View more info

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How to Restore the Old Aussie House

By: Ian Stapleton

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Australia, Flannel Flower Press: 2008

Edition: Revised and Enlarged

Seller ID: 9781875253166

ISBN: 1875253165

Condition: New


How to Restore the Old Aussie House is an essential part of the house restorer's toolkit - as important as the paintbrush, hammer and nails. This practical guide contains a wealth of information on understanding and maintaining old houses and buildings. Written by one of Australia's leading conservation architects, it contains detailed and authoritative information about the stylistic evolution, terminology and construction of Australian houses from about 1800 to the 1930s. How to Restore the Old Aussie House includes more than 180 specially-drawn illustrations, as well as specifications fo... View more info

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Our Home in Australia: A Description of Cottage Life in 1860

By: Joseph Elliott

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Australia, Flannel Flower Press: 1984

Seller ID: 9780959492347

ISBN: 0959492348

Condition: New


This book contains a collection of authentic interior and exterior colour schemes for Australian houses built between about 1820 and 1940s. The interior schemes consist of complete decorative effects and finishes for twenty-five suites of rooms, with colours and finishes for every surface from the skirting board to the ceiling rose. There are sixteen authentic exterior schemes, carefully collected from buildings that range from early nineteenth-century farm houses to bungalows, terraces and cottages. Everything from colour selection to wallpaper and stencil designs of the various periods is... View more info

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The New Small House

By: Katie Hutchison

Price: $49.95

Publisher: USA, Taunton Press: 2015

Seller ID: 003653

ISBN: 1631864408

Condition: New


Though the median size of a new single-family house is back on the rise--after a brief decline during the 2007-2009 U.S. recession--many are now choosing to live small deliberately. They're building smaller, more environmentally and economically friendly homes. The New Small House presents small-house design strategies as well as whole-house case studies from across the U.S. and Canada for homeowners eager to simplify, and remodelers, builders, architects, and designers looking for inspiration. The ingenious and attractive designs of these 24 small houses (ranging in size from 500 square feet ... View more info

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Grand Designs Handbook: The Blueprint for Building Your Dream Home [used book]

By: Kevin McCloud

Price: $15.00

Publisher: UK, Harper Collins: 2009

Seller ID: 004043

ISBN: 000730742X

Condition: Good


TV's architecture and design guru Kevin McCloud shares his passion and expertise in this brilliant guide to designing and building your own home, illustrated with the most memorable houses from the award-winning Channel 4 series. The book goes way beyond the confines of the usual TV tie-in. Over the 11 years that Grand Designs has been on our screens, Kevin has had plenty of opportunity to formulate his own strong views on what makes truly brilliant architecture. For the first time he can share those views fully, showing that 'houses too can be architecture' and giving any aspiring self-builde... View more info

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Grand Designs Australia Handbook: Your Guide to Creating Your Dream Home

By: Peter Maddison

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Australia, Harper Collins: 2013

Seller ID: A1108

ISBN: 0732296889

Condition: New


An inspirational and practical guide to building exciting, beautiful and extraordinary homes, Grand Designs Australia Handbook is a must-have book for all homeowners, builders, renovators and dreamers. Showcasing the striking homes - from streamlined, sleek modernist homes to rustic country getaways - that appeared in Grand Designs Australia television series 1-3, this book is packed with practical guidance, advice and ideas for people who are considering building or renovating their home. From the initial vision through to the planning, construction and finishing stages, Peter Maddison ... View more info

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The Permaculture City: Regenerative Design for Urban, Suburban, and Town Resilience

By: Toby Hemenway

Price: $39.95

Publisher: USA, Chelsea Green Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 003402

ISBN: 1603585265

Condition: New


Permaculture is more than just the latest buzzword; it offers positive solutions for many of the environmental and social challenges confronting us. And nowhere are those remedies more needed and desired than in our cities. The Permaculture City provides a new way of thinking about urban living, with practical examples for creating abundant food, energy security, close-knit communities, local and meaningful livelihoods, and sustainable policies in our cities and towns. The same nature-based approach that works so beautifully for growing food connecting the pieces of the landscape together in h... View more info