O'Reilly logo

The Design of Design: Essays from a Computer Scientist by Jr. - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Frederick P. Brooks

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

21. Case Study: Beach House “View/360”

Main-floor and Tower plan of “View/360” beach house

image

The Most Beautiful House in the World (is the one you build yourself).

WITOLD RYBCZYNSKI [1989]

Highlights and Peculiarities

Why This Case?

It documents for a simple, understandable structure how very many decisions must be specified and the numerous considerations affecting them.

Bold Decision

Place the house as close to the ocean as possible, while still on the warranty-deeded lot. It is about 40′ forward of all the neighbors’ houses, at somewhat greater risk of wash-away.

Budgeted Resource

For this house design, the budgeted resource turned out to ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required