The ultimate resource to designing and building your dream home, this photographic guide provides a thorough explanation of the procedure required to design fine homes. Written to provide architectural professionals and their clients with a single publication to describe the design process, differences among architectural styles, the roles and responsibilities of the architect, engineer, interior designer, landscape architect, and general contractor, this volume serves as an invaluable source.
From "Where do I begin?" to "What does the structural engineer do?" this handsome and informative book provides answers to the homebuilder's every question. Such chapters as Creating the Design, which explores the design from the initial concept to the relationship of architectural style and floor plan, and Design Elements, which examines special architectural features including ironwork, millwork, porticos, pools, fountains, and cabinetry, clarify the planning method and provide a ready reference to resolve problems.
The information in this beautifully photographed book will enable the reader to comprehend and orchestrate the planning and construction of a new home with the skill of an experienced project manager, understand the roles and responsibilities of each member of the design team, utilize correct terminology, and identify the architectural and design features that will complete the style. A narrative description of the design process, a synopsis of architectural styles, and a pictorial glossary of architectural terms are among the book's highlights.