Author: Lauren Bradshaw
Publisher: Walnut Animal Society
Deep in the shade of a walnut grove stands a tall tree house. A delightful group of friends gathers here. They call themselves the Walnut Animal Society. Their mission is to create and to always remain curious. Henry the Fox is a knowledgeable fellow, known for his unique inventions. Margaux the Kitty’s many books are filled with stories and poems she’s written. Ruthie the Deer loves to dance like the butterflies that flutter outside. The collection of ropes and fishing poles belongs to adventurous Chester the Raccoon. Magnolia the Bunny makes maps of the places she’s explored beyond the walnut grove. And Eleanor the Bear gathers flowers and plants to make tea for her friends. Henry is a founding member of the Walnut Animal Society, an inventor and a tinkerer. Today Henry is not inventing or tinkering. Henry has lost his idea. Follow Henry and his friend Eleanor as they search for Henry’s lost idea and discover much more in this charming picture book, the first in a series of titles, reminiscent of such classics as Winnie the Pooh, and illustrated in a rich, vintage palette.
Author: Sarah Susanka, Kira Obolensky
Publisher: Taunton Press
Provides a review of social trends and their effect on architecture and design.
Author: David Crichton, Fergus Nicol, Sue Roaf
From the bestselling author of Ecohouse, this fully revised edition of Adapting Buildings and Cities for Climate Change provides unique insights into how we can protect our buildings, cities, infra-structures and lifestyles against risks associated with extreme weather and related social, economic and energy events. Three new chapters present evidence of escalating rates of environmental change. The authors explore the growing urgency for mitigation and adaptation responses that deal with the resulting challenges. Theoretical information sits alongside practical design guidelines, so architects, designers and planners can not only see clearly what problems they face, but also find the solutions they need, in order to respond to power and water supply needs. Considers use of materials, structures, site issues and planning in order to provide design solutions. Examines recent climate events in the US and UK and looks at how architecture was successful or not in preventing building damage. Adapting Buildings and Cities for Climate Change is an essential source, not just for architects, engineers and planners facing the challenges of designing our building for a changing climate, but also for everyone involved in their production and use.
Author: Kol Peterson
Through case studies, expert interviews, firsthand anecdotes, images, and data analysis, Backdoor Revolution reveals the opportunities, challenges, and best practices of ADU development for homeowners, including costs, financing, design, zoning barriers, and regulatory loopholes.
Author: Cynthia Reschke
Publisher: Daab Pub
'Interior Design Inspirations' is a reflection of our time and of cultural changes in our society. The current book is a richly illustrated exploration of residential interior design from around the world that shows the multifarious ways in which occupant
Author: Andrew Heben
"Explores the intersection of the 'tiny house movement' and tent cities organized by the homeless, to present an accessible and sustainable housing paradigm that can improve the quality of life for everyone"--Back cover.
Author: Inc. (COR) National Plan Service Usa
Publisher: Better Homes & Gardens Books
Designs and floor plans are presented along with customizing information for two hundred contemporary homes
Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Aquaponics is the integration of aquaculture and soilless culture in a closed production system. This manual details aquaponics for small-scale production--predominantly for home use. It is divided into nine chapters and seven annexes, with each chapter dedicated to an individual module of aquaponics. The target audience for this manual is agriculture extension agents, regional fisheries officers, non-governmental organizations, community organizers, government ministers, companies and singles worldwide. The intention is to bring a general understanding of aquaponics to people who previously may have only known about one aspect.
Author: A. Bhatia
Heating and cooling load calculations are carried out to estimate the required capacity of heating and cooling systems, which can maintain the required conditions in the conditioned space. To estimate the required cooling or heating capacities, one has to have information regarding the design indoor and outdoor conditions, specifications of the building, specifications of the conditioned space (such as the occupancy, activity level, various appliances and equipment used etc.) and any special requirements of the particular application. For comfort applications, the required indoor conditions are fixed by the criterion of thermal comfort, while for industrial or commercial applications the required indoor conditions are fixed by the particular processes being performed or the products being stored. Generally, heating and cooling load calculations involve a systematic and stepwise procedure, which account for all the building energy flows. In practice, a variety of methods ranging from simple rules-of-thumb to complex transfer function methods are used to arrive at the building loads. This short quick book provides a procedure for preparing a manual calculation for cooling load using CLTD/CLF method suggested by ASHRAE and includes two detailed examples. For more advanced methods such as TFM, the reader should refer to ASHRAE and other handbooks.Learning ObjectiveAt the end of this course, the student should be able to: 1. Understand the basic terminology and definitions related to air conditioning load calculations 2. Explain the differences between heating and cooling load design considerations3. Explain the difference between 1) space heat gain v/s cooling load 2) space cooling v/s cooling load and 3) external loads v/s internal loads4. Differentiate between sensible and latent loads5. List commonly used methods for estimating cooling loads 6. Estimate the internal and external cooling loads using CLTD/CLF method from building specifications, design indoor and outdoor conditions, occupancy etc. 7. Describe various equations and the information sources to determine conductive load through opaque building elements.8. Describe various equations and information sources to determine the solar transmission load through glazing.9. Describe various equations and information sources to determine the internal load due to people, lights and power appliances.10. Determine the supply air flow rate11. Learn by examples the detailed methodology to cooling load calculations12. Learn the functional parameters of software programs such as TRACE 700 and CHVAC
Author: Witold Rybczynski
Chronicles the work and insight that marked the author's experience as the boathouse he set out to build expanded to become a full-scale home, and contains observations about construction, space, and beginnings.
Author: Anita Rui Olds
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
A-Z's for designing superior day care facilities Virtually unknown 30 years ago, daycare has become a growth industry. Child Care Design Guide helps architects and designers plan, design, and renovate functional, developmentally rich, pleasing centers. Author Anita Rui Olds brings to this work over 25 years of design experience with children's facilities. She gives you step-by-step explanations of interior and exterior layout and design principles fleshed out in clarifying case studies. You learn about licensing and code requirements, operational standards and strategies, and get helpful checklists, charts and graphs for optimum facility design within time, space, and budgetary constraints. This highly visual work features over 300 floor plans for infant and toddler, preschool, and afterschool spaces, plus areas for outdoor play and more.
Author: B. Allan Mackie
Publisher: Willowdale, Ont. : Firefly Books
Full layout for 48 log homes from small to very large, shown in their entirety so that the reader knows exactly what may be obtained if blueprints are ordered from the publisher.