Lighthouses of the Mid-Atlantic Coast: Your Guide to the by Elinor DeWire

By Elinor DeWire

Curiosity within the heritage and upkeep of lighthouses hasn't ever been better. Lighthouses of the Mid-Atlantic Coast information the historical past of lighthouses and masses extra, and exhibits why those buildings proceed to fascinate us. observe what existence for lighthouse keepers was once relatively like. know about the background of U.S. colonial lighthouses and the function lighthouses have performed in numerous wars. Meet the courageous, nefarious, and colourful characters who served as lighthouse keepers and govt overseers. know about lighthouse expertise and structure and learn the way those treasures are being preserved.

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As Singapore approaches its fiftieth birthday, there is a growing sense of the island state’s uniqueness. Even the much satirized ‘Singlish’ is a marker of this. Singapore English consists of more than quaint inflections like ‘la’. It has its own emergent lexicon and phonology, making it a distinct form of English. Mixed in with the other indigenous languages, supported by the government’s four official languages policy, this makes Singapore unique linguistically. 30 The Travertine Dream House (page 142) has a rooftop garden, which cools the master bedroom below it.

64 A bedroom along the connecting wing. Light filtered through the external screening animates the art works inside.

At the same time, greater flexibility is being designed into multi-generational houses, which is about designing for the next generation and for the future generally. On the one hand, the aim is to build in the ability to reconfigure the house as parents and grandparents age and as children grow up, and so allow for changing needs. Parallel to this is a preoccupation with resale value, leading to an avoidance of prescriptive 43 design and enabling the house to remain attractive to future owners who might have different needs and values.

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