Entries by Charles Holden

North Carolina Healthy Built Homes

Healthy Built Homes provides a free and easy to use price quote service to help individuals find approved builders, contractors and businesses that offer a range of services. By using energy saving products and sustainable building practices you will have the peace of mind that you are providing yourself and your family with a safe, […]

American Institute of Architects – North Carolina 

Founded in 1857, members of the American Institute of Architects consistently work to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings, neighborhoods, and communities. Through nearly 300 state and local chapters, the AIA advocates for public policies that promote economic vitality and public well being.  Members adhere to a code of ethics and conduct to […]

The Poetics of Space by Gaston Bachelard

Thirty years since its first publication in English, French philosopher Gaston Bachelard’s Poetics of Space remains one of the most appealing and lyrical explorations of home. Bachelard takes us on a journey, from cellar to attic, to show how our perceptions of houses and other shelters shape our thoughts, memories, and dreams. <Purchase>

A Pattern Language by Christopher Alexander

You can use this book to design a house for yourself with your family; you can use it to work with your neighbors to improve your town and neighborhood; you can use it to design an office, or a workshop, or a public building. And you can use it to guide you in the actual […]

Villa Savoye, 1930 by Le Corbusier 

Villa Savoye is a modernist villa in the outskirts of Paris, France. It was designed by Le Corbusier and his cousin, Pierre Jeanneret, and built between 1928 and 1931. A manifesto of Le Corbusier’s “five points” of new architecture, the villa is representative of the bases of modern architecture, and is one of the most […]