Simple Rules: What the Oldtime Builders Knew by Shannon Scarlett

Veröffentlicht: 22. Mai 2016 in Biographies & Memoirs, Buch
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Simple Rules: What the Oldtime Builders Knew Kindle Edition

by Shannon Scarlett (Author)

Simple Rules is a new kind of builder handbook / design guide.
Designed for both layman and professional, this 120 page, fully illustrated book includes 25 key design principles that apply to architecture, art and buildings.
Inspired by long forgotten sources, this builder handbook includes timeless composition guidelines, elegant proportional systems, building techniques and formulas for making buildings more beautiful. It is intended as a design guide for the architect or modern builder who cares about aesthetics and meaning, as much or more than the bottom line.
In this small guide a few select concepts and techniques, salvaged mostly from 18th, 19th and early 20th century builder pocket references and architectural guides, have been resurrected and
abridged—or interpreted where possible—for practical use by the 21st century architect and homebuilder.
Simple building principles and conventions included here were used in the past to make places that were at once familiar and meaningful, sensible and beautiful. The design concepts are equally applicable to modern design. In fact, they are intended to serve as archetypes for a new modern architecture, to free builders from the need to simply replicate old styles.
Looking for information on house plans, home plans, home design, house design?
Useful for readers looking for Study & Teaching Aids, Professional Reference Books, Historic Preservation, Interior Design, Architecture Criticism, Drawing & Modelling, Art History & Periods, Graphic Design resources from the past.

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Finally, I found an architect’s reference book which did not read like a manual!
A highly important design book
"In the same way current thinkers and writers stand on the shoulders of literary giants before them, designers are also deeply indebted to the long-gone geniuses"
Just What Architecture Ordered
"Architects, Builders, Designers and Homeowners: if you are thinking about and/or are designing buildings…GET THIS BOOK! no longer taught in architecture school… a great pocket reference in how to create a building that will last… It is the first in a series, so I cannot wait to see more!"

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Shannon Scarlett, a registered architect, works in the Boston area, focusing primarily on residential projects. The firm Shannon Taylor Scarlett, Architects, was established in 1990, and continues to build a reputation for design excellence, while also working within site and economic constraints, and promoting sustainability on every project. Ms. Scarlett believes that helping educate those interested in good design, but having no idea where to begin-be it homeowners, builders, or architecture students-is the first step in improving the aesthetics, meaning and overall feel of our currently uninspired living environments.

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Shannon Scarlett is a registered architect, with an established Boston area architectural practice. For over twenty years she has worked directly with residential clients to resolve issues of aesthetics, flexibility and functionality of built space, environmental sustainability and community participation.
Shannon has always tried to keep her clients informed throughout the process of design and construction. Many of the checklists and collected information on Town applications came from her work on specific residential projects.
In the early 80s, she earned her Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Oregon, giving purpose and direction to her lifelong attraction to the beauty in natural landscapes and built space, and the mutual benefits of combining environmental stewardship with building design.
As an architectural history buff, Shannon’s knowledge of art history serves as a primary source of inspiration for her work–guiding the architectural experience through material expression, psychological effects of spatial composition and even subtle building symbolism.

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Shannon Scarlett, AIA
Shannon Taylor Scarlett, Architects
Eleven Pine Tree Road
Wellesley, MA 02482
stscarlett@verizon.net
http://www.scarlettarchitects.com

 

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Shannon Scarlett is a registered architect, with an established Boston area architectural practice. For over twenty years she has worked directly with residential clients to resolve issues of aesthetics, flexibility and functionality of built space, environmental sustainability and community participation.
Shannon has always tried to keep her clients informed throughout the process of design and construction. Many of the checklists and collected information on Town applications came from her work on specific residential projects.
In the early 80s, she earned her Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Oregon, giving purpose and direction to her lifelong attraction to the beauty in natural landscapes and built space, and the mutual benefits of combining environmental stewardship with building design.
As an architectural history buff, Shannon’s knowledge of art history serves as a primary source of inspiration for her work–guiding the architectural experience through material expression, psychological effects of spatial composition and even subtle building symbolism.
Contact
Shannon Scarlett, AIA
Shannon Taylor Scarlett, Architects
Eleven Pine Tree Road
Wellesley, MA 02482
stscarlett@verizon.net
http://www.scarlettarchitects.com

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    Book Description

    Builder handbook/design guide:

    Inspired by long forgotten sources, the design content included here—timeless composition principles, elegant proportional systems, building techniques and formulas for making buildings more beautiful—is intended as a guide for the modern builder who cares about aesthetics and meaning as much or more than the bottom line.

    In this small guide a few select concepts and techniques, salvaged mostly from 18th, 19th and early 20th century builder pocket references and architectural guides, have been resurrected and abridged—or interpreted where possible—for practical use by the 21st century architect and homebuilder.

    Simple building practices like the traditional design principles and conventions included here were used in the past to make places that were at once familiar and meaningful, sensible and beautiful. While there is a focus on American vernacular building traditions, most of the ideas here are universal. The design concepts are equally applicable to modern design. In fact, they are intended to serve as archetypes for a new modern architecture, to free builders from the need to simply replicate old styles.

    Revealing and instructive for homeowners as well, this collection of rules and traditions should prove handy to anyone involved in residential design, home construction, finance or purchase; inspiring to artists and craftsmen; and appealing to the armchair architect, and others who simply enjoy thoughtfully designed homes.

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