Design an Expandable House

Design an Expandable House : For Present Needs and Future Dreams

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"Stanley Mazor is one of the architects of the information age... So it was not surprising that when Mr. Mazor turned his hand to building a vacation house, his approach would be inventive... He chronicled the project in 2003, in a book, 'Design an Expandable House for Present Needs and Future Dreams' (Unlimited Publishing)." -- The New York Times, 2/17/05 "Design an Expandable House" chronicles the multi-staged development of an elegant 3-story house using Styrofoam ICF building blocks and other innovative building materials. It shows how to build a house in stages, starting with an initial living space and systematically adding to the structure by design. Following a trip to France to study the architecture of a classic Normandy chateau, author Stanley Mazor created floor plans on his home computer, and constructed an 1,800 square foot, 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath summer home. Following the original plan, a 3,000 square foot left wing was added. Finally, the right wing shown in the figures below was completed, and is fully covered in the new second edition. The techniques used and lessons learned in the process make this book an ideal resource for new home designers and professionals alike. It is profusely illustrated with more than 70 photographs and many diagrams. [Note: due to requirements imposed by the printer of this edition, the publisher has been instructed to assign a different ISBN to this 8.5x11" edition, originally published under ISBNs 1-58832-077-4 and 1-58832-143-6. The publisher regrets any confusion or inconvenience to readers caused by the policies of printers or booksellers.]show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 134 pages
  • 215.9 x 279.4 x 7.62mm | 408.23g
  • Unlimited Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1588322343
  • 9781588322340

About Stanley Mazor

Silicon Valley innovator Stanley Mazor has more than 40 years experience as a computer architect and chip designer. He has been a guest lecturer at Stanford, the University of Santa Clara, KTH in Stockholm, and in China, Finland and South Africa. He has published more than 50 articles and two books. He is in the Inventor's Hall of Fame, a recipient of the American Innovator Award, the Kyoto Prize, the Robert Noyce Award, the SFSU "Wall of Fame," and a PC Magazine Lifetime Achievement Award. He is also an amateur more