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About William J. Hirsch Jr.
"As an architect, my job is not to impose a vision of what a house should be," said Bill Hirsch. "Instead, the architect is there to realize the client's unique vision. The consumer needs an advocate in the creative and building process and the architect's role is to advocate the customer's desires and balance those with the realities of time, money and energy."
"My books are intended to help my readers in the same way as if I was at their side. Knowledge is power and the more knowledge you have when building or remodeling, the more control you will have over the process and the outcome. Hopefully everyone who reads my books or visits my websites will feel confident when beginning a project and their home will become their "Perfect House."
My websites are: www.designingyourperfecthouse.com and www.wellcenteredhome.com
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Learn architectural design secrets, spatial concepts, making a house "feel like home," use of scale and daylight, unifying the design, flow and proportions. Concepts that are too often overlooked in today's homebuilding. Hirsch says, "A great house doesn't have to cost more. It just needs to be thought through properly." He'll help you select the right building site, control the budget, develop the program, schematic design, style and room relationships, work with design professionals, select a builder, understand methods of contracting and more.
"This author leaves no paving stone unturned in his careful assessment of the particulars of superior home design. His experience working with first-timers and sensitivity to both architectural concepts and emotions involved in home design make this an excellent read for those in the trade and would-be home owners."--Foreword Magazine, 2008.
The premise of the book is that there is no such thing as the perfect house, only Your Perfect House. Each of the twelve "lessons" is written and illustrated to highlight key concepts in the design process. You will learn how to evaluate your needs and work towards creating a suitable design. Hirsch also includes advice and checklists to help making the selection the home site as well as the architect,and builder.With the valuable advice this book provides, the experience of designing and building or remodeling your home becomes controllable, gratifying and enjoyable.
Does your home center you or knock you a little off-center?
Now renowned architect and bestselling author William Hirsch will show you how to create The Well-Centered Home, whether you rent a studio apartment or live in a mansion. The changes Bill suggests are subtle, powerful, sensible, and affordable.
The result? The sweetest home, sweet home you’ve ever loved.
Almost all home improvement problems originate from a lack of knowledge. You can defend yourself by learning all you can and getting the proper advice where it is needed. This book, The 10 Keys to Controlling Remodeling Costs: How to Update, Expand, or Renovate Your Home Without Blowing Your Budget, is designed to give you the weapon of knowledge to defend yourself against those costs that can sneak up and bite you. Here you will find the answers to your questions. You will learn how the horror stories can be prevented.
After you learn the "10 Keys," you will be on your way to living happily ever after in your on-budget remodeled dream home.
When Governor Brewster Steele sees the Constitution being torn to shreds, an exploding national debt spelling certain financial ruin, and the country sinking into the morass of social decay, he vows to not let his beloved Texas go down with it, no matter the risk.
An assassin's bullet, an attack on a Chief Justice, cyber-slander, and overt defiance of Washington set the wheels in motion in a spellbinding race through what might be the revolution some Americans fear while others pray for.
In the tradition of Sinclair Lewis and Allen Drury, nationally best selling author William Hirsch has created The Declaration, a hauntingly powerful novel that dares to ask the question: when government goes too far, what must citizens do?
Democracy and freedom require constant vigilance, now more than ever. In The Declaration, discover what happens when a President sees himself as above the law…and a nation tries to free itself from his unrighteous grasp on the levers of power.
It’s not just a novel. It’s a warning of what could happen…and sooner than we think.