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Convertible Houses
     

Convertible Houses

by Amanda Lam, Amy Thomas
 

Convertible Houses

Amanda Lam and Amy Thomas

Convertible Houses shows how to use creative design, flexible space planning, and convertible devices to make every inch in your home work harder! Showcasing dozens of examples of "convertible" design, authors Amanda Lam and Amy Thomas illustrate the principles of multipurpose living that enable dwellers to enjoy

Overview

Convertible Houses

Amanda Lam and Amy Thomas

Convertible Houses shows how to use creative design, flexible space planning, and convertible devices to make every inch in your home work harder! Showcasing dozens of examples of "convertible" design, authors Amanda Lam and Amy Thomas illustrate the principles of multipurpose living that enable dwellers to enjoy more functionality in a finite amount of space. Learn the most successful strategies employed by architects, designers, and homeowners, with chapters devoted to specific devices in action, such as sliding walls, removable partitions, and enveloping curtains.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781423600299
Publisher:
Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date:
04/09/2007
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.87(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Read an Excerpt

When none of the rooms in a home are large enough to contain its individual function, what is the most logical solution? Remove all the walls so that each task can borrow square footage from the others. Then, like a chameleon, the apartment can transform itself to best suit the task at hand, be it entertaining a large group or working solo on a painting.

Meet the Author

Writers Amanda Lam and Amy Thomas are very familiar with trying to get the most comfortable living accommodations and the most practical working arrangements out of their small New York City apartments. Thomas writes about everything from local design to international travel for publications such as CITY, Bust, Lucky, Metro newspaper and others. Lam honed her love for design and architecture during her time as the managing editor of CITY, a national lifestyle and design magazine.

Writers Amanda Lam and Amy Thomas are very familiar with trying to get the most comfortable living accommodations and the most practical working arrangements out of their small New York City apartments. Thomas writes about everything from local design to international travel for publications such as CITY, Bust, Lucky, Metro newspaper and others. Lam honed her love for design and architecture during her time as the managing editor of CITY, a national lifestyle and design magazine.

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