Title:Patterns of Home: The Ten Essentials of Enduring Design
From the Publisher: Looking for inspiration and direction in the design or remodel of your home? Clearly written and profusely illustrated, Patterns of Home brings you the timeless lessons of residential design. The 10 patterns described in the book -- among them, "capturing light" and "the flow through rooms" -- are drawn from hundreds of principles and presented with clarity by the authors, renowned architects who have designed homes together for more than 30 years. This book will jump-start the design process and make the difference between a home that satisfies material requirements and one that meets your personal needs of "home." Patterns of Home promises to become the "design bible" for homeowners and architects.
"The architectural advice contained in this thoughtful book is both insightful and practical, but the range of beautifully designed houses that illustrate Patterns of Home is a real treat." --Witold Rybczynski, author of The Look of Architecture
From Builders Booksource: We think this book may replace Christopher Alexander's "A Pattern Language" as the title to help homeowners and residential architects get past the "where do we start" roadblock when it comes to designing a new home. 282 pages, $24.95 paperback, Taunton Press (9/05)