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A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction

By: Christopher Alexander and Sara Ishikawa and Murray Silverstein and Max Jacobson and Ingrid Fiksdahl-King and Shlomo Angel

Price: $78.95

Publisher: USA, Oxford University Press: 1978

Seller ID: 001679


You can use this book to design a house for yourself with your family; you can use it to work with your neighbors to improve your town and neighborhood; you can use it to design an office, or a workshop, or a public building. And you can use it to guide you in the actual process of construction. After a ten-year silence, Christopher Alexander and his colleagues at the Center for Environmental Structure are now publishing a major statement in the form of three books which... View more info

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Microshelters: 57 Creative Designs for Cabins, Tiny Houses, Tree Houses and other small structures

By: Derek Diedricksen

Price: $29.95

Publisher: USA, Storey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 003656


Created by an assembly of leading designers, architects, and bloggers, these 57 unique and innovative designs will show you the limits of what is possible. All of the designs include beautiful full-colour photos along with floor plans and building tips; 15 of them include flushed-out concept sketches; and five include step-by-step building plans. You'll also find guidelines on building with recycled and salvaged materials, plus techniques for making your small space comf... View more info

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Cabins and Cottages and Other Small Spaces

By: Editors of Fine Homebuilding Magazine

Price: $29.95

Publisher: USA, Taunton Press Inc: 2014

Seller ID: 000228


This is an inspiring guide to maximising the potential of small homes and spaces. Harnesses a bestselling topic: home construction solutions for limited space. It looks at a variety of houses as well as a selection of sheds, studios, and other small structures. Just because a home is smaller doesn't mean it can't serve all the purposes a larger home did - it just takes careful planning and some smart strategies which are provided in Cabins & Cottages and Other Small Spac... View more info

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Getting the Details Right: Restoring Australian Houses 1890s - 1920s *** Temporarily Out of Stock ***

By: Ian Evans

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Australia, Flannel Flower Press: 2010

Seller ID: 004263


Working drawings with dimensions for constructing fences, gates, doors, windows, chimneys, verandahs & garages for houses of the late 19th & early 20th centuries. This book is the result of countless hours of fieldwork a tape measure and notebook, painstakingly measuring, recording and drawing some of the most important details of old Australian houses. The designs which it contains provide all of the dimensions and construction details necessary for restoration work o... View more info

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The Queensland House: History and Conservation *** Temporarily Out of Stock ***

By: Ian Evans

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Australia, Flannel Flower Press: 2010

Seller ID: 004265


The houses of Queensland are unique in Australia. Broad verandahs shaded by gracefully curved expanses of roofing iron, tall stumps, lattice, roof ventilators, and a host of the subtleties combine to give the Queensland house of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries its own special qualities and visual character. It might be thought that determining why Queensland houses are so very different from those found elsewhere in Australia would be a simple matter. But... View more info

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How to Restore the Old Aussie House ***Out of Stock***

By: Ian Stapleton

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Australia, Flannel Flower Press: 2008

Edition: Revised and Enlarged

Seller ID: 004262


How to Restore the Old Aussie House is an essential part of the house restorer's toolkit - as important as the paintbrush, hammer and nails. This practical guide contains a wealth of information on understanding and maintaining old houses and buildings. Written by one of Australia's leading conservation architects, it contains detailed and authoritative information about the stylistic evolution, terminology and construction of Australian houses from about 1800 to the 1... View more info

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Our Home in Australia: A Description of Cottage Life in 1860

By: Joseph Elliott

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, Flannel Flower Press: 1984

Seller ID: 004268


This book contains a collection of authentic interior and exterior colour schemes for Australian houses built between about 1820 and 1940s. The interior schemes consist of complete decorative effects and finishes for twenty-five suites of rooms, with colours and finishes for every surface from the skirting board to the ceiling rose. There are sixteen authentic exterior schemes, carefully collected from buildings that range from early nineteenth-century farm houses to b... View more info

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The New Small House

By: Katie Hutchison

Price: $49.95

Publisher: USA, Taunton Press: 2015

Seller ID: 003653


Though the median size of a new single-family house is back on the rise--after a brief decline during the 2007-2009 U.S. recession--many are now choosing to live small deliberately. They're building smaller, more environmentally and economically friendly homes. The New Small House presents small-house design strategies as well as whole-house case studies from across the U.S. and Canada for homeowners eager to simplify, and remodelers, builders, architects, and designers ... View more info

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Grand Designs Handbook: The Blueprint for Building Your Dream Home [used book]

By: Kevin McCloud

Price: $15.00

Publisher: UK, Harper Collins: 2009

Seller ID: 004043


TV's architecture and design guru Kevin McCloud shares his passion and expertise in this brilliant guide to designing and building your own home, illustrated with the most memorable houses from the award-winning Channel 4 series. The book goes way beyond the confines of the usual TV tie-in. Over the 11 years that Grand Designs has been on our screens, Kevin has had plenty of opportunity to formulate his own strong views on what makes truly brilliant architecture. For the... View more info

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Australian House Styles: An architecture from 1788 to the present Illustrated guide to domestic *** Temporarily Out of Stock ***

By: Maisy Stapleton and Ian Stapleton

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Australia, Flannel Flower Press: 2010

Edition: Revised and Enlarged

Seller ID: 004264


Australian House Styles. An Illustrated guide to domestic architecture from 1788 to the present. This book takes us on a journey through Australian architectural history, from the bark and split-slab cottages of the early colonial period to the sleek corrugated-steel pavilions of the twenty-first century. In between are country homesteads, city terraces, Federation villas, Californian bungalows and the austere fibro-clad cottages of the 1940s and 1950s. Sixty-three ... View more info

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Grand Designs Australia Handbook: Your Guide to Creating Your Dream Home

By: Peter Maddison

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Australia, Harper Collins: 2013

Seller ID: A1108


An inspirational and practical guide to building exciting, beautiful and extraordinary homes, Grand Designs Australia Handbook is a must-have book for all homeowners, builders, renovators and dreamers. Showcasing the striking homes - from streamlined, sleek modernist homes to rustic country getaways - that appeared in Grand Designs Australia television series 1-3, this book is packed with practical guidance, advice and ideas for people who are considering building or ... View more info

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The Permaculture City: Regenerative Design for Urban, Suburban, and Town Resilience

By: Toby Hemenway

Price: $39.95

Publisher: USA, Chelsea Green Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 003402


Permaculture is more than just the latest buzzword; it offers positive solutions for many of the environmental and social challenges confronting us. And nowhere are those remedies more needed and desired than in our cities. The Permaculture City provides a new way of thinking about urban living, with practical examples for creating abundant food, energy security, close-knit communities, local and meaningful livelihoods, and sustainable policies in our cities and towns. T... View more info