House design: art and practice
An award-winning architect shares his expertise on residential design with fellow professionals and prospective home builders
Alfredo De Vido has risen to the top of the residential design profession by creating homes that are as well-designed as they are cost-effective. Now, in this invaluable guide, written for architects as well as consumers who are thinking about building a new home, he reveals his secrets for successful residential design, from determining budgets and expectations to identifying important aspects of a home's livability, such as privacy, thermal comfort, and safety. His clear and lively text is enhanced by high-quality photographs of homes designed by a variety of architects, hundreds of descriptive line drawings, and floor plans of new and historic homes. For the architect or the layperson working with architects, this is a comprehensive and inspiring companion to the residential design process from start to finish.
ALFREDO DE VIDO, FAIA, (New York, New York), is an architect who has designed award-winning houses since the late 1960s. He serves on professional award juries and as a visiting critic in architecture schools around the country.
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