In 2011 I started writing a series of blog posts for a possible book on the design concepts for the Irish Rural House. The plan was to compile all the posts into a published book that gathers all the information together in one handy to access publication.
I gave the concepts away free on the website and with the advent of Amazon Kindle, self-publishing I can effectively ‘print’ the book in digital format for you to download at a very low cost.
The e-book serves to give advice and ideas about what you should be thinking about when designing either a new house or extending an old one. The chapters include:
- The plan is still the generator
- The Section is critical
- Scale and Proportion
- Legibility and visual appropriateness
- The Site
- Designing for the sun
- What’s the big idea?
- Rhythm & repetition
- Thermal performance vs Traditional Forms
- Size isn’t everything
- Back to the form again
The e-book contains stacks of examples of our own work as well as projects from other architects including Matt Bridgestock The project is a work in progress and will updated when I can and to download the e-book CLICK HERE or the image above.