Each of the 27 design principle espoused in Susanka's upcoming book is illustrated in built form in the Home by Design Show House.
Las Vegas, Nevada, 2003 -11 -06: Members of the American Institute of Building Design and the Council of Publishing Home Designers are invited to attend an personalized tour with internationally celebrated architect and author, Sarah Susanka, author of the Not So Big House book, at the Home by Design Show House @ The Stardust in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 22 at 12:00 PM. This members -only event will give architects and designers an opportunity to preview of the contents of Sarah Susanka's ground -breaking new book, Home by Design: Transforming Your House into Home.
During the tour, Susanka will reveal what she refers to as "the architect's tool box" - - key principles related to the use of Space, Light and Order - -that will help everyone involved in house design create better, more livable environments. According to Susanka, "if you peel away the particular style of a house, there are principles that underlie these surface treatments, each of which deeply affects how we experience our surroundings, and how we feel about them."
By giving names to these characteristics, she opens the possibility for a dialogue between homebuilding professionals and their customers so that the houses they design and build, whether new or remodeled, are as fulfilling and inspiring as their customers' dreams.
Each of the 27 design principle espoused in Susanka's upcoming book is illustrated in built form in the Home by Design Show House - -a Susanka design with an emphasis on energy efficiency, sustainability and design elegance. The house demonstrates a new way of thinking about design, from the principles used to tailor it to our lives, to the manner in which it is built, to the products and systems it engages.
The sponsor's products included in the home were reviewed and approved by both Sarah Susanka and Steve Easley to ensure that they would reflect the best in home building, furnishings and electronics. To date, sponsors include: AllStyle Coil Co.; American Standard; American Polysteel; Archi -Tech Residential magazine; Arizona Stone; BBH; The Beach; Benjamin Obdyke; Boyd Gaming; Broadband Home Central; Central Screen; Chief Architect; Corning; Correct Building Products, makers of CorrectDeck®; Cox Communications; Diamond Cabinets; EICorp.; Efficient; Feeney Wire; Formica; Ferguson Drywall; Forbo, flooring supplier for marmoleum® and Engineered Hardwood; Green Design Furniture; home toys.com & earthtoys.com; Heritage Veneered Products, manufactures of WoodPort interior doors; Hilltop Development; Innovative Building Products; Insulspan; James Hardie Siding Products; Leviton; Lion; Marvel Industries; Marvin Windows and Doors; Multilink Solutions; Nevada Power; OpenJoist 2000; PGI; Rinnai; Rolladen Shutters; Schneider Electric, makers of Square D brand products; Smart Homeowner magazine; The Stardust Hotel; USG; Whirlpool Corp.; Protecto Wrap; TCP; Wave7 Optics; WindsorOne; WARN Works®; WireTracks and Zephyr Hoods.