Welcoming Home: Creating a House that Says Hello Hardcover – Sept. 1 2010
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- Publisher : Gibbs Smith (Sept. 1 2010)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 224 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1423603214
- ISBN-13 : 978-1423603214
- Item weight : 1.27 kg
- Dimensions : 22.86 x 3.18 x 27.94 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,126,542 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
From the Inside Flap
"A treasure that will allow many to create for themselves a truly welcoming home." -Sarah Susanka, FAIA, architect and author of The Not So Big House series and The Not So Big Life
Some homes seem to speak to us, saying hello and welcoming us into their sheltering arms. Identifying the characteristics of such places is an essential aspect of designing and creating a home. In Welcoming Home, architect Michaela Mahady explores how humans experience built places in order to identify those characteristics that make us feel welcome, protected, comforted and happy. She examines such elements as welcoming entryways, sheltering roofs, handcrafted details that convey personality and tradition, and materials and colors that create comfort and warmth. Welcoming Home is the essential guide to creating dwellings that truly make us feel at home.
Michaela Mahady, AIA is an architect and artist and is a principal in the firm SALA Architects, Inc. She has designed homes and art for public spaces throughout the United States. Her architecture and glasswork have been featured on PBS and in magazines such as Fine Homebuilding, Life Magazine, Cottage Living, and American Craft. She lives and works in Stillwater, Minnesota.
From the Back Cover
Welcoming Home is not only a beautiful volume that you'll love paging through for the poetry of visuals depicting the essence of "home." It is also a heartfelt inquiry into what makes a house speak to us, what gives it the ability to connect to the part of us that longs for home. Through her own journey as an architect, Michaela Mahady tells of the first time a house really spoke to her, and through a multitude of rich and personal stories, describes a process for making your own house that speaks to you. Anyone who has enjoyed The Not So Big House series is bound to enjoy this book. -Sarah Susanka, FAIA, architect and author of The Not So Big House series and The Not So Big Life
For any who think that design of houses is just organizing a pile of sticks and inserting some stock windows, Michaela Mahady's Welcoming Home will shatter that myth. For her, architecture is enriched by the breadth of her life, the perception of her eye, and the sweep of her brush stroke. -Dale Mulfinger, FAIA
Michaela Mahady has written an indispensable guide to creating a welcoming home. Her stories and photographs unlock the secrets to rooms and cottages that steal your heart. With this gifted architect's advice anyone can build a house they'll love coming home to. -James H. Schwartz, Editor in Chief, Preservation magazine
Top reviews from other countries
I am enjoying all the ideas this book gives me. The author makes a good case for the almost anthropomorphic status of a house, there is a depth of feeling that comes from a building when it is a home. I recommend this book.