2014 QUARTERLY MEETINGS
Please mark your calendar for me so you won't accidentally plan other events for our AIBD meeting dates. Look for the Registration notices in your email and here on our Website. Remember, the meetings are free and so is lunch. Also, we always have a seminar or two.
So as Willie says "Be there".
See PAST EVENTS page for slide show and Video of past
Conference and Trade Shows.
Book Now Available for Purchase "Get Your House Right" by Marianne Cusato
FROM OUR ICA/CA CLASSES:
you ever driven down a street filled with newly built homes and
wondered why it just didn’t feel right? Or looking at a house festooned
with porticoes, porches, and columns, asked yourself, “What’s wrong
with this picture?”In this comprehensive and authoritative guide,
Marianne Cusato explains why so many of today’s buildings miss the
mark; describes the essential elements of a house, how they work
together, and how to use them appropriately; and shows how to avoid
common mistakes at every stage of the design and construction process.
a well-designed building that looks and feels right isn’t a matter of
sticking on shutters or applying trim here or there. To be successful
both on paper and on site requires fluency in the language of
architecture. Written with designer Ben Pentreath, Get Your House Right
teaches you how to speak this language and how to “read” it in every
house you see. It covers the vocabulary (components such as windows,
doors, and eaves) and grammar (the rules we use to put those components
together) in depth and rigorous detail. It also offers practical advice
on which elements and materials to choose in order to achieve a
beautiful, authentic design.
Cusato’s nearly 1,000 meticulous
line drawings illustrate errors to avoid and correct approaches to use
when designing the entrance, the eaves, the chimney, and everything in
between. You’ll learn to steer clear of mistakes including second-story
windows that are out of proportion to those below, shutters installed
in such a way that they couldn’t possible close, and arches that defy
structural logic. You’ll also find solid information on issues of
place, materials, and cost; the ways in which homes relate to others in
the neighborhood to form streetscapes and communities; and sustainable
With contributions from architects Leon Krier and
Richard Sammons as well as H.R.H. The Prince of Wales-a passionate
supporter of traditional architecture, urbanism, and green design-Get
Your House Right is an essential reference for builders, contractors,
homeowners, and home buyers. It’s also a rich source of inspiration and
pleasure for armchair architects, design enthusiasts, and everyone who
appreciates a beautiful building.