Design 
  Community 
  Architecture 
  Discussion 
 

Message - Re: Help me get started - Creating The Not So Big House

    Responses | Architecture Forum | Architecture Students | Architecture Scrapbook | ArchitectureWeek    
   

Posted by  JWmHarmon on May 09, 2003 at 20:01:14:

In Reply to:  Re: Help me get started posted by Herschelorion on May 09, 2003 at 11:38:18:

A good starting point for designing a house of any size is to read the two books by Sarah Susanka. She advocates building "not so big" houses. Even if you contemplate building a large house, many of the ideas found in the books will be of greta value.

The following is from http://www.notsobighouse.com/
"The inspiration for The Not So Big House came from a growing awareness that new houses were getting bigger and bigger but with little redeeming design merit. The problem is that comfort has almost nothing to do with how big a space is. It is attained, rather, by tailoring our houses to fit the way we really live, and to the scale and proportions of our human form."

 
ArchitectureWeek     Buildings     Architects     Types & Styles     Search
Library     Places     Building Photos     Free 3D Models     Archiplanet

Architecture Search   by name of Building, Architect, or Place:
 
Examples:  "Fallingwater",  "Wright",  "Paris"
Advanced Search



Post a Response -

Subject:       


This is an archive page. Please post continuing discussion to the new Architecture Forums.

To post successfully to the new membership-based DesignCommunity Forums:

    1) Go to the new forums area.
    2) Register with a valid email address.
    3) Receive and respond to the confirmation email.
    4) Then login to the new forum system.


Architecture Forum | Students Forum | Scrapbook | Home Design | 3D Gallery | E-Design
 

Special thanks to our Sustaining Subscribers including BuilderSpace.com .

Home | Great Buildings | CAD Outpost | DesignWorkshop | Free 3D | Gallery | Search | ArchitectureWeek
This document is provided for on-line viewing only. http://www.DesignCommunity.com/discussion/27088.html