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Kevin McCloud's Principles of Home: Making a Place to Live

by Kevin McCloud

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Worth reading just for Principle 33 alone (page 168), which is truly life-changing! :-)

"33. Make everything you touch of the very highest quality. Door handles, locks, switches, chairs and controls should be an ergonomic pleasure to use and robust enough for that pleasure to continue." ( )
  peterwr | Jul 27, 2016 |
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An inspirational yet also practical guide exploring all areas of domestic living, from materialism to sustainability, craftsmanship to comfort
 
Beautifully written by a true design guru, this text brings insight and understanding to enjoying life in the 21st century, but crucially it also offers detailed, helpful, and incisive advice on design, construction, and style. It addresses very real and solvable domestic issues, such as What is the perfect kitchen layout? How can one create a feeling of space in traditionally sized rooms? How can home-owners create an extension that works? How best can color be chosen for function? What is best to use for insulation? How does one shop for second hand items? How is it best to manage home waste and recycling? This is an inspiring but always usable book from a foremost voice in modern architectural design.

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HOME FURNISHING & DECORATION. New, practical paperback edition of the landmark design manifesto from the UK's favourite design guru. In this inspirational yet also practical paperback Kevin explores all areas of domestic living, from materialism to sustainability, craftsmanship to comfort. Kevin's beautifully written text brings insight and understanding to enjoying life in the 21st century, but crucially he offers detailed, helpful and incisive advice on design, construction and style. Kevin addresses very real and solvable domestic issues: What is the perfect kitchen layout? How to create a feeling of space in traditionally sized rooms? How to create an extension that works? How best to choose colour for function? What to use for insulation? How to shop for second hand? And how best to manage home waste and recycling? An inspiring but always usable book from the foremost voice in modern architectural design.… (more)

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