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If You Lived Here summary If You Lived Here , series If You Lived Here , book If You Lived Here , pdf If You Lived Here , If You Lived Here 65c53904dd Step Into Unique Homes From Around The World And Discover The Many Fascinating Ways In Which People Live And Have LivedIf You Lived In The Mountains Of Southern Spain, Your Bedroom Might Be Carved Out Of A Mountain If You Lived In A Village In South Africa, The Outside Of Your House Might Tell The Story Of Your Family And If You Lived In A Floating Green House In The Netherlands, You Could Rotate Your House To Watch Both The Sunrise And SunsetWith Intricate Bas Relief Collages, Giles Laroche Uncovers The Reason Why Each Home Was Constructed The Way In Which It Was, Then Lets Us Imagine What It Would Be Like To Live In Homes So Different From Our OwnShowing The Tremendous Variety Of Dwellings Worldwide Log Cabins, Houses On Stilts, Cave Dwellings, Boathouses, And Yurts This Book Addresses Why Each House Is Build The Way That It Is Reasons Such As Blending Into The Landscape, Confusing Invaders, Being Able To Travel With One S Home, Using Whatever Materials Are At Hand Are As Varied As The Homes ThemselvesList Of Houses Included Dogtrot Log House, Based On Dogtrots Built In The Southern USChalet, Based On Chalets Built In The Austrian AlpsPueblo, Taos, New MexicoConnected Barn, Based On Connected Barns Common In Northern New EnglandCave Dwelling, Guadix, Andalucia, SpainPalafitos House On Stilts , Chiloe Island, ChilePalazzo Dario, Venice, ItalyChateau La Brede, Bordeaux, FranceTulou, Hangkeng Village, Yongding, ChinaHalf Timbered Houses, Miltenberg Am Main, GermanyGreek Island Village Houses, Astipalaia Island, GreeceDecorated Houses Of Ndebele, Pretoria, Transvaal, South AfricaYurt, Based On Yurts In Mongolia And Other Parts Of Central AsiaAirstream Trailer, USAFloating House, Middleburg, The NetherlandsTree House, USA


10 thoughts on “If You Lived Here

  1. says:

    I have to admit, I didn t think this would be terribly interesting when I first picked it up However, I was pleased to find that I learned a few things and enjoyed the detailed cut paper collage illustrations For one thing, the very first type of dwelling shown is a type of log cabin called a dogtrot Now, I d never heard of this, nor do I remember ever hearing it described in historical fiction Yet, according to Laroche, this type of log cabin was very popular in the south and west in the 18th and 19th centuries I would love to know where he got that fact from, but he provides no bibliography or list of sources consulted In the picture of the chateau, I learned the difference between a chateau and a castle they kinda look the same to me, but there are differences I also never knew exactly what the architectural design of a chalet is that animals are kept on the ground floor, and the family lives on the top floor, with a floor in between I liked the idea of the cave dwellings, and wasn t aware that so many people around the world are troglodytes 45 million are cave dwellers never knew the meaning of troglodyte either I ve read a lot about China, but had never heard of the round donut shaped or sometimes other shapes Fujian tulou Makes me wonder where I ve been all this time And I never knew that those houses with beams showing that one associates with Shakespeare s time are called half timbered houses Further, I never knew that the reason the second stories tended to hang out over the first was because you were taxed according to how much land your house took up, and that was a way to get space for less money The one type of house that I m surprised was not included was the igloo I figured if they included the yurt and the Airstream trailer, he should have included that I could have done without the treehouse A map at the end of the book shows where all the types of houses are located I ve got to recommend this book, because if I learned something, surely others will as well.


  2. says:

    Giles Laroche s book on houses around the world appears to be a fine approach at representing the diverse range of cultures there are on our planet Each page is a glorious double page spread made in same vein of Jeannie Baker where a collage of materials is used Each spread contains an overview of the land in which the houses reside but also the materials, date of when they were made, the type of house it is and what it means to those who live there This is a solid piece of introductory architecture rather than the whimsical sentence or two that I have seen in many primary geography books Houses covered include chalets, adobe houses, cave dwellings, tulous and decorated houses.


  3. says:

    This was great and a really fun read There are many types of homes used all over the world and each one has an interesting perk or fact about it This book can be read two ways read the larger font for an overview, or include the smaller font for facts and details about where a house type can be found in the world and how when it came to be used Ages 6 10 geography culture global Like my reviews I also have hundreds of detailed reports that I offer too These reports give a complete break down of everything in the book, so you ll know just how clean it is or isn t I also have Clean Guides downloadable PDFs which enable you to clean up your book before reading it Visit my website The Book Radar.


  4. says:

    Oh, I loved this book As a kid it would have provided endless hours of entertainment Since I ve been about 4 years old I ve been fascinated by houses, and I d say at ages 9 and 10 this would have been a favorite book of mine.If this were not a picture book of typical length but a book of a couple hundred pages, I d have given it 5 stars for sure I wanted , much .For each type of house, except the last one, this information is given house type, materials, location, date, and fascinating fact The illustrations for each type of house are detailed and wonderful and include not only examples of the houses, but pictures of various background settings, scenery, and people, and sometimes animals I loved the illustrations they re really special, I think.House types covered are dogtrot or possumtrot log house, chalet, pueblo, connected barn, cave dwelling, palafitos stilt, Venetian palace, chateau, Fujian tulou earthen dwelling, half timbered townhouses, white towns, decorated houses of Ndebele, yurt, Airstream trailer, floating house, and treehouse.At the end of the book there is a map with numbers that are matched with miniature pictures of the houses I did wonder about the outfits of the children who lived in the caves and wonder whether they re a good representation of how they dress Otherwise, with the limited knowledge I have, most of what s depicted in the illustrations seems authentic Some of the houses shown are revealed to be actual specific houses I did appreciate how much information was imparted in such a few pages It s conveyed well in very few words with illustrations how people live or lived in each of these types of houses 4 stars, a bit over a half star off because this could have made a fabulous longer book School aged children and older people too would fully appreciate a much longer book with many examples and pictures I m tempted to give it 5 stars because what it aspired to do it did superbly.


  5. says:

    This book invites readers to explore the different types of houses that are lived in throughout the world Beginning with the phrase, If you lived here the book then describes some unique features of that particular type of home There are homes that you would have to go outside to get to the kitchen, others where you would not have to go out to even get to the barn, others are built around caves, still others are close to water or surrounded by it The book then defines the type of house, what materials it is made from, where this type of house is found, the date that this house first appeared, and a fact about them The tone is kept light and interesting, which will invite young readers to explore this subject in depth.Laroche s writing is welcoming and light He finds the most unique features of a home and describes them in simple and inviting ways Even the information on the materials and location are kept short and contain only the most interesting details The illustrations, done in paper, have a three dimensional effect The homes are done in exacting detail that includes individual shingles, decorative features, and even the ability to peer closely and see into the windows to the rooms beyond There is a physical quality to this, creating almost a model effect where you lean in closer to see even The illustrations are a delight and truly bring the structures to life.When I first started reading this book, I wondered who would be the audience for it The entire book is so appealing that it will have no trouble being enjoyed by young readers interested in architecture, history, or travel Appropriate for ages 8 10.


  6. says:

    1 A House in the Woods by Inga Moore, copyright 2011 2 If You Lived Here shows different types of housing from around the world For each, it tries to put the readers in the shoes of someone living in that environment It also gives quick facts about the type of house, materials, location, and time period for each structure By the end it becomes quite clear how different housing fits the diverse needs and environments of people around the world In A House in the Woods, two pigs, a bear, and a moose, must find out how to create a house that fits their diverse needs as well Both books will help foster great conversations with students about how housing changes, and the relationships we foster in the places we live 3 Description it is divided by type of house and gives a clear description and facts for each 4 In If You Lived Here and A House in the Woods, there are descriptions of how people around the world and the animals in the woods made decisions about creating their home I would have the students work in small groups to use both books and make a top 10 list of things to think about when creating your home For example What materials are available How much space do we need What will hold up the best etc.


  7. says:

    This books shares information about some of the different homes found around the world, in places such as Switzerland, Spain, and South Africa Every page contains a summary about the homes and facts about the house type, materials used, location, date, as well as fascinating facts The illustrations are created in a collage style, creating an almost 3D world The images not only captures how the house looks like but also the different activities going on such as a man selling food products, a people standing on a floating house etc This is a great book to read to children Children already have some kind of knowledge about what home means to them thus can make some kind of personal connections with the houses mentions in the books The book also provides an opportunity to compare and contrast how people live around the world as well as share an understanding that not everyone live the same way.


  8. says:

    If You Lived Here Houses of the World by Giles Laroche is a nonfiction book describing all of the different types of houses from around the world This book highlights multiculturalism and gives the reader a feel for what it would be like to live in that particular place and style of home The illustrations in this book are phenomenal Some of the pictures are so pretty, I could imagine them being decorations in someone s home I really appreciated how each page included a small description of the home and the area Then, each page describes in further detail the house type, materials, location, date, and a fascinating fact This would be a fun book to read with children in the classroom The illustrations would really capture their attention, and I could see a lot of discussion created by all the different types of homes and locations and what it would be like if we lived there.


  9. says:

    With elaborate, meticulously detailed bas relief paper collages, If You Lived Here is a fascinating look at different types of dwellings from around the world While the text is helpful for better understanding the type and location of the dwellings, it s really the illustrations that are the stars here The cover illustration of the Greek island dwellings was so striking that it brought back vivid memories of my time in Greece It is quite apparent from the heart and thoughtfulness that Giles Laroche put into these illustrations that he loves to travel.


  10. says:

    An amazing must have for anyone passionate about houses, regardless of age As a professional involved in Vernacular Architecture Studies, I use this book a lot when I want to explain to my child what I do for a living If I had written it, I would have included examples from Africa, the Middle East and South Est Asia and less of the well off houses from Europe and North America Nevertheless, the book is too cool to give it anything less than 5 stars.


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