The why of our buildings

by W. G. Hoskins

Publisher: Chatto and Windus in London

Written in English
Published: Pages: 32 Downloads: 634
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  • Architecture, Domestic -- Great Britain -- History.,
  • Architecture, Domestic -- Great Britain -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Church architecture -- Great Britain -- History.,
  • Church architecture -- Great Britain -- Juvenile literature.

Edition Notes

StatementW.G. Hoskins.
SeriesThe just why books
LC ClassificationsNA7328, NA5461
The Physical Object
Pagination32p. :
Number of Pages32
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15108028M
ISBN 100701004789

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Between a nomad's tent and the Sears Tower lies a revolution in technology, materials, and structures. Here is a clear and enthusiastic introduction to buildings methods from ancient times to the present day, including recent advances in science and technology that have had important effects on the planning and construction of buildings: improved materials (steel, concrete, plastics), progress 3/5(10).

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A somewhat unique story (in our day, anyway) of a family building a house, based on the author's memories of his parents building a home when he was a small child. As I was reading for the first time, I kept wondering when the story was set -- the time period seemed more current, but to stake out a homestead and build a house "on your own" is /5().

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Successful buildings do all three. Every part of the building tells that story. This is why my wife, Elizabeth, and I started our foundation, History Matters, and why I am so proud to be the first national spokesman of the American Library Association's National Preservation Week, April History comes alive when someone is able to not only read about the past, but is also able to visit the places, examine the artifacts, appreciate the images, and study the.

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Adapting to our changing climate, ensuring resilience to events such as flooding, earthquakes or fires so that our buildings stand the test of time and keep people and their belongings safe. CONSTRUCTION WORKERS – Building a house requires a number of people to complete the job.

Visit a real job site if possible with your child or read a book about how a house is built. Discuss what a planner (or designer) does; a bull dozer driver?, a concrete layer, a framer (or carpenter), a plumber, an electrician and a painter. Buildings - the places where we live, learn, eat, sleep, and work - greatly effect our lives and how we live them.

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Buildings are influenced by society and to some extent society can be influenced by its buildings, and I believe this is a topic worth sharing and exploring.

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There is a ladder outside the building which hasn’t moved in over years because no one can agree to move it. The building is dirty and in a state of disrepair because of the disagreements between the sects. The history of the building is so long and interesting, that I have given serious thought to writing a book on the subject.

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