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Building Your
Own Home

The digital/hybrid age has been good for many things but there is nothing like burying your nose deep into technical and construction drawings to understand how things stand up, and Building Your Own Home has that in spades. George Wilkie takes you through all of the principles of typical house construction to help those who have never stepped foot on site and explains not only how things go together, but why.

Topics cover materiality, types of typical elements, foundation systems, sustainability and much more. There are a few technical drawing techniques hidden in there, too. We think this could be a great companion for you throughout your studies and beyond.

A page excerpt from Building Your Own Home.