DENSITY: CONDENSED EDITION by edited

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Condensed model of an previous ebook first published in 2004, yet redesigned to make session and dealing with more straightforward. This common paintings comprises all of the initiatives and comparative signs of the sooner variation, preserving its relevance as a reference on mass housing and concrete making plans. Ten city plans and sixty five outfitted tasks in overall are surveyed. Plans are offered at scale 1:500 and information at scale 1:20.

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They also understood that the best materials were those that had already proven to be easy to maintain and able to withstand many months of bad weather. Their home is attuned to many seasons, where activities overflow to the deck and terrace in the summertime, and outdoor living is extended into the fall and spring by closing sliding barn doors to block off the wind. In the winter the house proper becomes a more contained safe haven. Of all the images of this much-photographed house, that of the shower enclosure best epitomizes the philosophy of the utilitarian.

This summer getaway designed for an extended family is like a treasured photograph album that embodies memories of generations of vacations. The plan clearly delineates public and private functions, sleeping wing and living area. A two-story bunkhouse, angled to one side of the living/dining/ kitchen space, is a straightforward gable-roofed block with two-over-two windows. In contrast to the practical bunkhouse, the main living space is open to the rafters with a massive floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace.

This giant hearth anchors the expansively glazed common space. Stone steps lead to a loft above the dining room. The contrast of solidity and openness—of exposed and sheltered spaces—pervades the house’s program. Rooms and decks are bright and airy on the waterside, whereas on the landside the rooms are smaller, more introverted. The landscape reflects this as well. A stone wall and a grove of birches are part of the intimately scaled path that leads from the driveway to the house. A small terrace with a pergola connects the entry walk with the study.

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