What You See is What You Use
Julie Zhuo

Backing up to the patio: there’s a book, written in 1977, called A Pattern Language which discusses many macro and micro-level architectural design patterns for living spaces and cities. (Its format is a couple hundred three — four page discussions of things like, Patio Depth, or North-Facing Walls) It’s one of my favorite breakfast reading materials: flip it open to a random page, and learn something about the design of home spaces.