Creating Your Architectural Style

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Planning and designing a new home is a daunting enterprise for even the most intrepid individuals. From choosing a central design concept to hiring an architect, selecting a structural engineer, and differentiating between such styles as Georgian and Greek Revival, this invaluable resource serves as a guide through the entire construction process, complete with beautiful photography and inspiring interior layouts. A narrative description of the design process, a synopsis of architectural styles, and a pictorial glossary of architectural terms are among the features of this expansive volume.

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A complete and concise resource for building a fine home, Creating Your Architectural Style presents detailed explanations of the design process, guiding readers from the initial concept to the finishing touches. Filled with beautiful photographs, this reference will enable readers to design a dream home that is an expression of their personal style as well as their lifestyle.

Architect George D. Hopkins, Jr., understanding the daunting task of building a new home, walks the reader through each phase of the design and construction process. Step by step, this reference will help readers solve any number of vexing questions, from "Where do I begin?" to "What is the difference between Greek Revival and Dutch Colonial?" Hopkins teaches readers how to make decisions based on their family's needs, explores the relationship between the architectural style and the floor plan of the home, and defines the roles and responsibilities of the architect, structural engineer, interior designer, landscape architect, and general contractor. He provides important insight into planning the principle spaces in a home and describes special architectural features from fireplaces to staircases and porticos to pools.
Creating Your Architectural Style is the authoritative resource for coordinating the planning and design of fine homes. Written to eliminate the intimidating aspects of building a new home, it presents an orderly design process and addresses issues of concern to residential architectural clients.

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Creating Your Architectural Style is carefully organized to serve as a valuable resource and ready reference to guide you through the residential design and construction process. An overview of American architectural styles, the identification of important design elements, roles and responsibilities of design team consultants, and a pictorial glossary of architectural terms are among the features presented in this volume.

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