This toolkit steps through all common details of buildings (eaves, handrails, rafter tails, etc.) and illustrates a variety of choices from simple to refined and from reserved to romantic. With this toolkit, one could build many versions of a single floor plan (so long as the massing is simple) and they would have the rich variety commonly found in old towns. This allows for a broader use of stock plans than currently occurs in the better traditional neighborhoods.
This tool is a green rating system meant to be a counterpoint to LEED. Whereas the LEED rating systems are slow, complicated, and expensive, the Scorecard will be fast, friendly, and free. Andrés Duany has called this approach “LEED Brown.”
This toolkit is a collection of illustrated single-crew workplaces for retail, food service, and workshops. It will illustrate each type, and also include a pro forma for what it takes to do the smallest possible place of business that can be run by a single crew. “Starting Impossibly Small” is a place-saver title… suggestions for a better one?