qAmerica's rapidly changing demographics - people living longer, an increasing number working from home, fewer having children - demand a greater flexibility, creativity, and awareness in home design and construction. Clearly, the era of unchangeable homes, capable of accommodating just one life-style is drawing to a close, and there exists a clear need for new, imaginative strategies, tasks, and products.q qThe Adaptable House provides specific design approaches and techniques that facilitate flexible design - both on the inside and out. These principles make it simple to alter a dwelling's layout, demolish partitions or build new ones, upgrade heating systems, and change the locations of staircases.q--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved. . . The argument this book puts forward is that a fit between the evolving space needs of occupants and their homes needs to be simpler than it is at present.
|Title||:||The Adaptable House|
|Publisher||:||McGraw Hill Professional - 2002|