Patterns of Home: The Ten Essentials of Enduring Design

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Taunton Press, 2002 - House & Home - 282 pages
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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.

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User Review  - Heather - Goodreads

I had hoped that this book would be more tangible, but it does make an attempt to bring the concepts found in the Pattern Language series of books into a realizable form. Might be used as a starting ... Read full review

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Some lovely houses. And a couple of good ideas. Read full review



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Max Jacobson, founding partner in the internationally respected California firm JSWD Architects, has been practicing architecture for almost 40 years. Co-author of A Pattern Language and Patterns of Home (the latter published by The Taunton Press), Max has been a lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley and is currently Instructor of Architecture at Diablo Valley College in California. 

Silverstein is an internationally respected architect.

Winslow is an internationally respected architect.

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