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House Goals: Design with architects, transform your home

Author/EditorSlavid, Ruth (Author)
Publisher: RIBA Publishing
ISBN: 9781914124501
Pub Date01/09/2022
BindingPaperback
Pages192
Dimensions (mm)210(h) * 170(w)
This stunningly illustrated book showcases the best examples of what can be achieved when homeowners collaborate with RIBA-certified architects to realise their House Goals.
£27.00
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What would you do if you could reinvent your home?

A link to the garden, to bring nature closer. A re-thought layout, that complements your lifestyle. A greener home, for a sustainable future (and lower energy bills).

More space. Better space.

You probably know what is wrong with your house, but do you really know what would improve it? Architects do. Even better, they can design a home that works for you, with ideas and solutions that you may not yet have considered.

This stunningly illustrated book showcases the best examples of what can be achieved when homeowners collaborate with RIBA-certified architects to realise their House Goals. Sorted by motivation, it breaks down how architects can address these universal problems in unique, bespoke ways that suit their clients, while providing inspiration for your own home.

Crucially, House Goals fully explains the process of working with architects – from first contact to completion – to ensure you know exactly what you’re getting into, and how to make the most of it.

Features:

  • Examples of projects in Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian, inter-war and post-war homes.
  • A range of scales, from one-bed flats and split-level maisonettes to two-up, two-down terraces and cosy cottages, elegant town houses and detached homes as well as interesting conversions and garden rooms
  • Rural and urban locations ranging from hamlets to big cities, covering: London, Norfolk, Cheshire, Sussex, Herefordshire, Yorkshire, Oxfordshire and more.
  • Work from more than 30 architects, including: Arboreal Architecture, Bradley Van der Straeten Architects, Gagarin Studio, IF_DO, Knox Bhavan and nimtim architects.

With a foreword by Kevin McCloud..

What would you do if you could reinvent your home?

A link to the garden, to bring nature closer. A re-thought layout, that complements your lifestyle. A greener home, for a sustainable future (and lower energy bills).

More space. Better space.

You probably know what is wrong with your house, but do you really know what would improve it? Architects do. Even better, they can design a home that works for you, with ideas and solutions that you may not yet have considered.

This stunningly illustrated book showcases the best examples of what can be achieved when homeowners collaborate with RIBA-certified architects to realise their House Goals. Sorted by motivation, it breaks down how architects can address these universal problems in unique, bespoke ways that suit their clients, while providing inspiration for your own home.

Crucially, House Goals fully explains the process of working with architects – from first contact to completion – to ensure you know exactly what you’re getting into, and how to make the most of it.

Features:

  • Examples of projects in Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian, inter-war and post-war homes.
  • A range of scales, from one-bed flats and split-level maisonettes to two-up, two-down terraces and cosy cottages, elegant town houses and detached homes as well as interesting conversions and garden rooms
  • Rural and urban locations ranging from hamlets to big cities, covering: London, Norfolk, Cheshire, Sussex, Herefordshire, Yorkshire, Oxfordshire and more.
  • Work from more than 30 architects, including: Arboreal Architecture, Bradley Van der Straeten Architects, Gagarin Studio, IF_DO, Knox Bhavan and nimtim architects.

With a foreword by Kevin McCloud..

Ruth Slavid has been writing about architecture for more than 25 years, having been at The Architects' Journal in a variety of senior roles from 1993 to 2008. She is the author of nine books on architecture, most recently New Work, New Workspace (RIBA Publishing), Building on Tradition (Gilgamesh, 2019) and Ice Station (Park Books, 2015).

Foreword Introduction Chapter 1: Making more space Two-and-a-Half-Storey House - Bradley Van Der Straeten Room for an Opera Singer - Fab Architects Cleveland Cottage - Liv Architects Breakout Extension - Knott Architects Lambeth Marsh House - Fraher Architects Longhurst - Gagarin Studio Paramount Court - Knox Bhavan Architects Chapter 2: Going down Work(out) from Home - Scenario Architecture Highbury House Basement - Appleton Weiner Oak Brow - Annabelle Tugby Architects Caroline Place - Groupwork Old Redford Cottage - RX Architects The Nook - Studio 163 Chapter 3: Special spaces Amhurst Road - Poulsom Middlehurst Montague Court - IF_DO The Old School - ArkleBoyce Samarkand - Napier Clarke Architects Shakespeare Tower - Takero Shimazaki Architects Loft Library - Arboreal Architecture Georgian House - Lynch Architects Chapter 4: Greener homes Cambridge House - Sam Tisdall Architects Croft Lodge Studio - Kate Darby Architects and David Connor Design Manor Farm - Transition by Design Princes Road - Hesketh Hayden Reuse Flat - Arboreal Architecture Terraced House - Cowper Griffith Architects Chapter 5: Connecting to the outside Sycamore Hall - Paul Testa Architecture Charred House - Rider Stirland Architects Grove Park - O'Sullivan Skoufoglou Architects Highbury House Extension - Architecture for London Mies X King George - CAN Rugby Road Side Infill Extension - Shape Architecture Hampstead House - Dominic McKenzie Architects Hive House - nimtim architects Chapter 6: Working with architects Why use an architect? Choosing an architect Developing the brief What is the architect's role? Working with other professionals Working with your architect What about the cost? When things go wrong Popping the champagne Index

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