House Rules: An Architect’s Guide to Modern Life

Deborah Berke, dean of the Yale School of Architecture

(Rizzoli International Publications)

Drawing on examples of her own modern design, Deborah Berke demonstrates how to create “a serene haven for contemporary living.”

House Rules” documents the beauty and relevance of Berke’s vision by articulating eight guiding principles to achieve an enriching domestic space. Her rules range from how to design a meaningful sequence from indoors to out, to the need for abundant storage to live an uncluttered life.

House Rules” delves deep into Berke’s working process and her approach to design, showcasing more than 50 residences. A guide for home owners and those aspiring to build a house, “House Rules” also addresses such factors as environmental sustainability and innovative construction techniques.

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