This insightful volume shares design ideas to help builders, planners and architects create mass-produced affordable housing that pushes suburban development in more sustainable, liveable directions. The author argues that improving the quality of design in our new homes and communities for greater resiliency, sustainability, and equality, we can build neighborhoods and communities where residents feel more connected t their homes and to one another. Through text, photographs and illustrations, the book reviews prototypical American housing design, then suggest ways to both learn from the past as well as adapt for new environmental imperatives, demographic changes and lifestyle needs. Written by a practicing architect with 25+ years of experience optimizing residential design, this pioneering approach to suburban building will inspire readers to view mass produced housing through a new, modern lens.
He's the one with a family plan
Relocating his sprawling family to this small Texas town wasn't the career move Austin cop Luke Hollister planned. Especially when the case he's working involves one of Holly Heights's own. Just ask his new neighbor Jennifer Neal, the high school math teacher who's fiercely protective of her community and personal space. Luke's here to serve, too. He's got a foster mom, siblings and little niece to keep safe. Yet the more he and Jen are thrown together, the more Luke wants to settle here for good?with the fiery redhead. But can he convince Jen to turn the dream house for one she's building into a real home?
This international bestseller tells the bittersweet story of one family, one home, and the surprising arc of one woman's life, from the poverty of her youth, to the intense love and painful losses of her adult years. Braiding together the past and present, Every Home Needs a Balcony relays the life story of a young Jewish girl, the child of Romanian immigrants, who lives with her family in the poverty-stricken heart of 1950s Haifa, Israel. Eight-year-old Rina, her older sister, and her parents inhabit a cramped apartment with a narrow balcony that becomes an intimate, shared stage on which the joys and dramas of the building's daily life are played out.
Microsoft's introduction of its XML Web platform, .NET Framework, and its C# programming language signal Microsoft's total entry into e-commerce, fundamentally changing the way businesses and people interact over the Internet. Building Web Applications with C# and .NET: A Complete Reference is a comprehensive resource with a sharp focus on how to develop and deploy distributed applications using Microsoft's .NET Framework and C#. Written for C++, Visual Basic, Java, and ASP programmers making the transition to .NET, the text begins by providing the fundamentals of network programming and then expands these basics to demonstrate how to use the concepts and capabilities of .NET for developing distributed applications.
Allen and Harry are two brothers who share a dream of becoming the greatest pirates of the century. Their dream is soon to be turned into reality. But it's not easy to fulfil. The boys suffer a lot because of the dream.
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