Jump to content


  • entries
  • comments
  • views

Design Book



Hello, If any readers have bought, read, borrowed etc my book 'Self Build Home...The last thing you need is an architect' (only £5 on Amazon btw) I welcome your feedback, comments, criticism. Jim on lofthousestudio@hotmail.com I know I've been critical of plan books on here and other forums, but I thought, for my second edition (!?)I'd include plan designs of some of my projects (realised and doomed), but illustrating and annotating a few important (well I think they are!) design features. Just a thought to stave off retirement dottage!


Recommended Comments


when I finish the home builders bible, this will be next on my reading list?



Link to comment

Yes. Thanks for reply. Home Builders Bible is an excellent 'How to' and 'What to watch out for' splendidly practical, as I recall. My book is a nice-to-have design book...full of design thinking 'how things join' ' how planes meet' 'how spaces might collide' I guess...all to your benefit really. Watching out for lost opportunities.I leave such things entirely up to you...your interpretation!

Link to comment

As far as I can see, a Kindle edition is available...£5, if there is demand I can arrange to organise print copies for future...Jim

Link to comment

Well thanks for skimming. Sketch and plan views would be a page filler, but my words and thoughts are far more important. When I used to teach architecture, I saw some of my sketches, pinned up at crits. So when teaching interior design (interior architecture) I conveyed my thoughts and ideas with words, adjectives and descriptions. I suggested a dictionary would be far my useful to expand the students' thinking...use of mood, atmosphere, materials etc. Modelling could come later.

Link to comment

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Create New...