Get Your House Right: Architectural Elements to Use & Avoid

Get Your House Right: Architectural Elements to Use & Avoid

Marianne Cusato

Language: English

Pages: 272

ISBN: 1402791038

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Get Your House Right: Architectural Elements to Use & Avoid

Marianne Cusato

Language: English

Pages: 272

ISBN: 1402791038

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Sick of McMansions? Marianne Cusato, creator of the award-winning Katrina Cottages, is a champion of traditional architectural principles: structural common sense, aesthetics of form, appropriateness to a neighborhood, and sustainability. She presents the definitive guide to what makes houses look and feel right, revealing the dos and don'ts of livable home design. Hundreds of elegant line drawings--rendering the varieties of architectural features and displaying “avoid” and “use” versions of the same elements side by side--make this an indispensable resource for designing and building a timelessly beautiful home.

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volumes and elements. If you want a symmetrical building with classical details, design a symmetrical building with classical details. Do not attempt to merge these two types of building: the results are rarely good. 2.25 Asymmetrical Composition in Practice The McMansion effect (top) has gables and extensions sprawling everywhere, but there is no logic or balance to the design; it could be added to indefinitely without making any difference. In the cottage (bottom), on the other hand, the

walls)? Dot the sideboards follow the house roof slope? Is the dormer roof sensibly sized? Have you avoided pork chops? If a full cornice is used, does it have all of the right parts? 5.50 Dormers with Full Cornices This dormer, with a fully detailed cornice and pediment with properly raking cyma, is suitable for a formal classical roof. Attempt this level of detail only if you have the budget and the knowledge to execute it properly. 5.51 Complex Dormer Variations Because the

engaged column, but take care with details. Pilasters typically project 1⁄5–1⁄4 the diameter of the column with a width set to match the neck of the column. Engaged columns typically project 5⁄8–3⁄4 the diameter of the adjacent columns (see Pilasters and Engaged Columns). Do not use engaged half columns; they do not look substantial enough to support the porch. Do not set a full column next to the wall; it is unnecessary and will trap water at the base (8.10). Porches can engage the cornice in

traditional housebuilding, we can actually learn lessons from this idea. Much beauty in traditional architecture arises from balance: emphasizing some elements while simplifying others. This creates a hierarchy within the house, focusing energy on the most important parts. The goal is to create a building that is interesting but not overwhelming and confused. Of course, many traditional buildings do have wonderful decoration. But it is all placed within a context that respects the hierarchy of

design in homes and communities and how design impacts the quality of our lives and the sustainability of the earth’s resources. Ranked the No. 4 most influential person in the home building industry in Builder Magazine’s annual “Power on 50” list, Cusato and her design principles are changing the landscape of the housing industry. In 2006, the Smithsonian Institution’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum honored Cusato with the first annual “People’s Design Award.” Cusato leads a team of

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