|Common House Design book||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Glenn Fisher (gfishermac.com)|
|Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2009 22:58:05 -0700 (PDT)|
Grace Kim recently announced availability of her book on Common House Design (12 Aug 2009) from Schemata Workshop. As part of a group with recently acquired land about to begin design, I purchased the book.
I've just finished reading the book - from start to finish. It's readable, succinct, clear, fun, interesting, and insightful. I found myself continually interrupting my wife to read her passages from the book. And I was surprised to find that my initial intent to browse it for a few minutes turned into a solid reading from beginning to end. I can't imagine how we would have planned our common house without this resource. Grace's comments on the role of the community house and its use hold insights and warnings for those planning cohousing - like our group. I'm recommending that all members of our planning group read this prior to our design workshops.
(If you already are in a community, you may find this a useful resource if you're rethinking your common house use, as many of the communities she interviewed were doing.)
The book is available for $45 plus shipping from Schemata Workshop, 1720 12th ave #3 seattle wa 98122 v 206 285 1589, Grace can be reached for questions about the book and bulk availability at grace [at] schemataworkshop.com .
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