The Not So Big House

Author: Sarah Susanka
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 9781561583768
Release Date: 1998
Genre: House & Home

Provides a review of social trends and their effect on architecture and design.

Creating the Not So Big House

Author: Sarah Susanka
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 9781561586059
Release Date: 2002-02-01
Genre: House & Home

Offers a look at twenty-five examples of small house designs to show readers what they need to know to plan the home that best fits their goals and lifestyles.

Outside the Not So Big House

Author: Julie Moir Messervy
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 9781600850202
Release Date: 2008
Genre: House & Home

A companion volume to Inside the Not So Big House explains how to create a seamless transition between indoor space and outdoor living through a consideration of the building in relation to the surrounding land and the development of a landscape design that links the inside and outside. Reprint.

The Not So Big Life

Author: Sarah Susanka
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 158836612X
Release Date: 2007-05-01
Genre: Self-Help

Have you ever found yourself asking, “Is this all there is to life?” Or wondering if this bigger life you have created is actually a better life? And do you wonder how it all got so out of control? In her groundbreaking bestseller The Not So Big House, architect Sarah Susanka showed us a new way to inhabit our houses by creating homes that were better–not bigger. Now, in The Not So Big Life, Susanka takes her revolutionary philosophy to another dimension by showing us a new way to inhabit our lives. Most of us have lives that are as cluttered with unwanted obligations as our attics are cluttered with things. The bigger-is-better idea that triggered the explosion of McMansions has spilled over to give us McLives. For many of us, our ability to find the time to do what we want to do has come to a grinding halt. Now we barely have time to take a breath before making the next call on our cell phone, while at the same time messaging someone else on our Blackberry. Our schedules are chaotic and overcommitted, leaving us so stressed that we are numb, yet we wonder why we cannot fall asleep at night. In The Not So Big Life, Susanka shows us that it is possible to take our finger off the fast-forward button, and to our surprise we find how effortless and rewarding this change can be. We do not have to lead a monastic life or give up the things we love. In fact, the real joy of leading a not so big life is discovering that the life we love has been there the entire time. Through simple exercises and inspiring stories, Susanka shows us that all we need to do is make small shifts in our day–subtle movements that open our minds as if we were finally opening the windows to let in fresh air. The Not So Big Life reveals that form and function serve not only architectural aims but life goals as well. Just as we can tear down interior walls to reveal space, we can tear down our fears and assumptions to open up new possibilities. The result is that we quickly discover we have all the space and time we need for the things in our lives that really matter. But perhaps the greatest reward is the discovery that small changes can yield enormous results. In her elegant, clear style, Susanka convinces us that less truly is more–much more.

Inside the Not So Big House

Author: Sarah Susanka
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 1561586811
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Architecture

A renowned architect illustrates how design elements such as cabinets, wainscoting, and pocket doors can personalize a home and features twenty-four new and remodeled homes to demonstrate how these and other details can bring an ordinary small home to life. 75,000 first printing.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Green Building and Remodeling

Author: John Barrows
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440658518
Release Date: 2009-01-06
Genre: House & Home

It's easy building green! This guide helps environmentally conscious people make real-world decisions about building or remodeling a home. Readers will find information on how to save money by going green when building or remodeling, how to find the right green integrated system design, how to choose heating and cooling equipment, and how to save money on water. - Focuses on the design integration of green materials - Residential and commercial green building will grow from 2% of the U.S. construction market in 2005 to as much as 10% in 2010 (NAHB) - More than 80 regional and local green building programs are in place in the U.S. and more are being promoted in the private sector

Pocket Neighborhoods

Author: Ross Chapin
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 9781600851070
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Architecture

This book by architect and author Chapin describes existing pocket neighborhoods and co-housing communities--and provides inspiration for creating new ones.

The Architect s Guide to Small Firm Management

Author: Rena M. Klein
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470916850
Release Date: 2010-06-17
Genre: Architecture

The definitive guide to management success for sole practitioners and leaders of small design firms Owning and operating a small architectural design firm can be challenging, with tight project deadlines, on-the-fly meetings, rush proposals, and fluctuating workloads as part of the firm's day-to-day activities. To help small firm owners cope with the chaos and prepare for the unexpected, here is The Architect's Guide to Small Firm Management, a no-nonsense guide to repurposing daily demands into workable, goal-directed solutions. Crucial topics such as self-aware leadership, people management, technology, financial health, scenario planning, sustainable practice, and future trends are examined using real-life case studies and business model paradigms. This definitive text explores the whole system experience of a small firm practice to deliver organizational strategies proven to keep a firm's creative mission on a steady, productive path. The Architect's Guide to Small Firm Management addresses how small firm owners can: Deal effectively with unexpected circumstances and shifting work requirements Meet the demands of the marketplace while creating a satisfying workplace Set and achieve goals in an environment of constant change This book is a must-have for those facing the often harsh reality of managing small design firms in a difficult and changing economy. Entrepreneurial architects and designers will discover how to define their own personal and professional meanings of success, as well as how to refocus their business approach to replace long, unrewarding hours with manageable, satisfying ones.

The Search to Belong

Author: Joseph R. Myers
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310863885
Release Date: 2011-01-04
Genre: Religion

A practical guide for those struggling to build a community of believers in a culture that wants to experience belonging over believingWho is my neighbor? Who belongs to me? To whom do I belong? These are timeless questions that guide the church to its fundamental calling. Today terms like neighbor, family, and congregation are being redefined. People are searching to belong in new places and experiences. The church needs to adapt its interpretations, definitions, and language to make sense in the changing culture.This book equips congregations and church leaders with tools to: • Discern the key ingredients people look for in community • Understand the use of space as a key element for experiencing belonging and community • Develop the “chemical compound” that produces an environment for community to spontaneously emerge • Discover how language promotes specific spatial belonging and then use this knowledge to build an effective vocabulary for community development • Create an assessment tool for evaluating organizational and personal community health

Inform

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: UVA:X006085099
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Architecture


American Environmental Leaders M Z

Author: Anne Becher
Publisher:
ISBN: PSU:000066614067
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Environmentalism

A collection of biographies of the most important figures in American environmentalism. --from publisher description