The Sheltermaker's Manual Volume 2, Peter Cowman (2013)
There are many hidden aspects to the process of sheltermaking. Peter Cowman refers to these as the invisible architecture. Unseen, yet powerful in their effect, designers ignore these at their peril.
In The Sheltermaker's Manual volume 2, we are invited to think of this invisible architecture not just in terms of physical buildings but also in terms of our dream world and the lives we have to live. When we become aware of the power of this 'living of one's architecture', we are presented with a dynamic tool for practical change in our lives. With its roots in sacred geometry, feng shui and vastu shastra traditions, The Sheltermaker's Manual will change how we think of architecture, houses, and even ourselves.
Building on the firm foundation laid down in The Sheltermaker's Manual volume 1, this volume deals with the selection of appropriate materials and their assembly. Also covered are plumbing, drainage and electrical services, planning and site selection, and the all-important layout when the plan is assembled. Costing and the preparation of planning and working drawings are covered also.
Table of contents for volume 2
3. Materials and products
5. Building services
6. Planning and building regulations
7. Site analysis
10. Planning and working drawings
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