Complex Housing

Designing for Density

Author: Julia Williams Robinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317275489

Category: Architecture

Page: 276

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Complex Housing introduces an architectural type called complex housing, common to the Netherlands and found in other Northern European countries. Eight fully illustrated case studies show successful approaches to designing for density, which reflect values such as long-term planning, a right to housing, and access to light and air. The case studies demonstrate a wide range of applications including a mixture of urban and suburban sites, various numbers of dwelling units, low- to high-density approaches, different architectural styles, and organizational strategies that can be adopted in projects elsewhere. More than 350 color images.

The Housing Design Handbook

A Guide to Good Practice

Author: David Levitt,Jo McCafferty

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351338102

Category: Architecture

Page: 354

View: 7564

Everyone deserves a decent and affordable home, a truth (almost) universally acknowledged. But housing in the UK has been in a state of crisis for decades, with too few homes built, too often of dubious quality, and costing too much to buy, rent or inhabit. It doesn’t have to be like this. Bringing together a wealth of experience from a wide range of housing experts, this completely revised edition of The Housing Design Handbook provides an authoritative, comprehensive and systematic guide to best practice in what is perhaps the most contentious and complex field of architectural design. This book sets out design principles for all the essential components of successful housing design – including placemaking, typologies and density, internal and external space, privacy, security, tenure, and community engagement – illustrated with case studies of schemes by architecture practices working across the UK and continental Europe. Written by David Levitt and Jo McCafferty – two recognised authorities in the field – and with contributions from more than twenty other leading practitioners, The Housing Design Handbook is an essential reference for professionals and students in architecture and design as well as for government bodies, housing associations and other agencies involved in housing.

Housing As If People Mattered

Site Design Guidelines for the Planning of Medium-Density Family Housing

Author: Clare Cooper Marcus,Wendy Sarkissian

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520908796

Category: Architecture

Page: 280

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From the Introduction: Consider these two places: Walking into Green Acres, you immediately sense that you have entered an oasis-traffic noise left behind, negative urban distractions out of sight, children playing and running on the grass, adults puttering on plant-filled balconies. Signs of life and care for the environment abound. Innumerable social and physical clues communicate to visitors and residents alike a sense of home and neighborhood. This is a place that people are proud of, a place that children will remember in later years with nostalgia and affection, a place that just feels "good." Contrast this with Southside Village. Something does not feel quite right. It is hard to find your way about, to discern which are the fronts and which are the backs of the houses, to determine what is "inside" and what is "outside." Strangers cut across what might be a communal backyard. There are no signs of personalization around doors or on balconies. Few children are around; those who are outside ride their bikes in circles in the parking lot There are few signs of caring; litter, graffiti, and broken light fixtures indicate the opposite. There is no sense of place; it is somewhere to move away from, not somewhere to remember with pride. These are not real locations, but we have all seen places like them. The purpose of this book is to assist in the creation of more places like Green Acres and to aid in the rehabilitation of the many Southside Villages that scar our cities. This book is a collection of guidelines for the site design of low-rise, high-density family housing. It is intended as a reference tool, primarily for housing designers and planners, but also for developers, housing authorities, citizens' groups, and tenants' organizations-anyone involved in planning or rehabilitating housing. It provides guidelines for the layout of buildings, open spaces, community facilities, play areas, walkways, and the myriad components that make up a housing site.

The Noise Landscape

Author: Benedikt Boucsein,Kees Christiaanse,Christian Salewski

Publisher: Nai010 Publishers

ISBN: 9789462083554

Category: Architecture

Page: 272

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"The expansive areas around large airports, affected by noise, infrastructure, and transient forms of architecture, have until now not been researched as a phenomenon. But these noise landscapes are emerging worldwide, often surpassing the neighbouring city in size, and sometimes rivalling it in economic importance. On the basis of eight European case studies (Amsterdam, Zurich, London-Heathrow, Frankfurt, Munich, Madrid and the two Paris airports) this book provides the first account of how these landscapes emerged as the result of technical determinations, what is taking place in them, and how they can be interpreted."--Back cover.

Multi-Family Housing

The Art of Sharing

Author: Michael J. Crosbie,The Images Publishing Group

Publisher: Images Publishing

ISBN: 9781876907693

Category: Architecture

Page: 208

View: 1710

Multi-family housing is acknowledged as a complex residential building type. The architect's design must foster a sense of comunity in an urban setting, while also accomodating the need for a resident's individual space. This new volume documents more t

High-Density Housing

Concepts, Planning, Construction

Author: Christian Schittich

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3034615116

Category: Architecture

Page: 176

View: 9504

Building high-density housing is a diverse and challenging task for planners and architects. This book presents international projects which document the complexity of the task, from the design of the floor plans, the development and use of resources, to the use of economically beneficial building systems.

Growing Compact

Urban Form, Density and Sustainability

Author: Joo Hwa P. Bay,Steffen Lehmann

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317190866

Category: Architecture

Page: 390

View: 9329

Growing Compact: Urban Form, Density and Sustainability explores and unravels the phenomena, links and benefits between density, compactness and the sustainability of cities. It looks at the socio-climatic implications of density and takes a more holistic approach to sustainable urbanism by understanding the correlations between the social, economic and environmental dimensions of the city, and the challenges and opportunities with density. The book presents contributions from internationally well-known scholars, thinkers and practitioners whose theoretical and practical works address city planning, urban and architectural design for density and sustainability at various levels, including challenges in building resilience against climate change and natural disasters, capacity and integration for growth and adaptability, ageing, community and security, vegetation, food production, compact resource systems and regeneration.

Louis Sauer The Architect of Low-rise High-density Housing (color version)

Author: Antonino Saggio


ISBN: 1291674357

Category: Architect-designed houses

Page: 197

View: 482

As one walks the streets of the Philadelphia, Sauer's buildings stand out for the masterly way he calibrates architectural composition and the varied playfulness of his solutions which, through a complex body of intuitively defined rules, one will find the very essence of Sauer's field of action where he interprets the reality of the setting and its surroundings. This book, then, is an enjoyable, lively read, because it proposes a profoundly democratic architecture that opens individuals' minds, leaves room to the end-user's aesthetic sensibility and presupposes a curious, imagining heart.

Housing as Intervention

Architecture towards social equity

Author: N.A

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119337836

Category: Architecture

Page: 144

View: 8633

Across the world, the housing crisis is escalating. Mass migration to cities has led to rapid urbanisation on an unprecedented scale, while the withdrawal of public funding from social housing provision in Western countries, and widening income inequality, have further compounded the situation. In prosperous US and European cities, middle- and low-income residents are being pushed out of housing markets increasingly dominated by luxury investors. The average London tenant, for example, now pays an unaffordable 49 per cent of his or her pre-tax income in rent. Parts of the developing world and areas of forced migration are experiencing insufficient affordable housing stock coupled with rapidly shifting ways of life. In response to this context, forward-thinking architects are taking the lead with a collaborative approach. By partnering with allied fields, working with residents, developing new forms of housing, and leveraging new funding systems and policies, they are providing strategic leadership for what many consider to be our cities’ most pressing crisis. Amidst growing economic and health disparities, this issue of AD asks how housing projects, and the design processes behind them, might be interventions towards greater social equity, and how collaborative work in housing might reposition the architectural profession at large. Contributors include: Cynthia Barton, Deborah Gans, and Rosamund Palmer; Neeraj Bhatia and Antje Steinmuller; Dana Cuff; Fatou Dieye; Robert Fishman; Na Fu; Paul Karakusevic; Kaja Kühl and Julie Behrens; Matthew Gordon Lasner; Meir Lobaton Corona; Marc Norman; Julia Park; Brian Phillips and Deb Katz; Pollyanna Rhee; Emily Schmidt and Rosalie Genevro Featured architects: Architects for Social Housing, Shigeru Ban Architects, Tatiana Bilbao ESTUDIO, cityLAB, Frédéric Druot Architecture, ERA Architects, GANS studio, Garrison Architects, HOWOGE, Interface Studio Architects, Karakusevic Carson Architects, Lacaton & Vassal, Light Earth Designs, NHDM, PYATOK architecture + urban design, Urbanus, and Urban Works Agency

Passive House Details

Solutions for High-Performance Design

Author: Donald B. Corner,Jan C. Fillinger,Alison G. Kwok

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317339649

Category: Architecture

Page: 316

View: 9263

Passive House Details introduces the concepts, principles, and design processes of building ultralow-energy buildings. The objective of this book is to provide design goals, research, analysis, systems, details, and inspiring images of some of the most energy-efficient, carbon-neutral, healthy, and satisfying buildings currently built in the region. Other topics included: heat transfer, moisture management, performance targets, and climatic zones. Illustrated with more than 375 color images, the book is a visual catalog of construction details, materials, and systems drawn from projects contributed from forty firms. Fourteen in-depth case studies demonstrate the most energy-efficient systems for foundations, walls, floors, roofs, windows, doors, and more.

Made for Walking

Density and Neighborhood Form

Author: Julie Campoli

Publisher: Lincoln Inst of Land Policy

ISBN: 9781558442443

Category: Art

Page: 176

View: 7989

"Challenges current notions of space and distance, helping us learn to appreciate and cultivate proximity. A follow-up to Visualizing Density (2007), this book illustrates 12 North American urban neigHborhoods of approximately 125 acres each with hundreds of street-level photographs. Discusses factors of urban form that boost walking and transit use. Visualizes a low-carbon environment in smaller increments and shows how compact development can take shape in different regions and climates"--Provided by publisher.

Future Living

Collective Housing in Japan

Author: Claudia Hildner

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3038210226

Category: Architecture

Page: 160

View: 5393

Single-family houses are becoming increasingly outdated. They offer no response to demographic change or to the fact that there are fewer and fewer life-long relationships. They are often too inflexible for new family models or ways of cohabitation. This publication presents projects in recent years in Japan, which respond to the need for new forms of housing. The architects are developing solutions that allow residents to live together but still maintain enough distance and privacy. The presented apartment types and their layout allow for a variety of life models. Particularly interesting here is the use of spaces that provide a gradual transition from public to private space—an approach to building that, according to experts, could revolutionize western residential architecture. The publication portrays these new forms of building and living based on prominent Japanese examples that include Shigeru Ban, Sou Foujimoto, and Akihisa Hirata.

Urban Intensities

Contemporary Housing Types and Territories

Author: Peter G. Rowe,Har Ye Kan

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 303821101X

Category: Architecture

Page: 232

View: 5519

Accomodation of diversity and the creation of urban density are a focus of world-wide building and planning activities today. This book combines the architectural and urban scales to demonstrate that it is a specific quality, urban intensity, which determines the success of housing. The authors provide a typology of housing according to the ways in which diversity and density are created. Comparisons with historical models and critical appraisals based on the authors’ unique standing give ample information on the pros and cons of major types of housing, their pitfalls and successful examples. Newly created sets of drawings, from floor plans to spectacular 3D aerial views of the buildings in their urban contexts, accompany each of the more than twenty case studies that are described and analyzed in detail. The approach taken here relates to many pressing issues in contemporary housing, including the avoidance of urban sprawl, the revival of city centers and the ongoing search for innovative housing types.

Institution and Home

Architecture as a Cultural Medium

Author: Julia W. Robinson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Architecture

Page: 268

View: 2204

Institution and Home explores the concepts of institutionality and home, and compares various institutional and home environments and identifies the attitudes and behaviors associated with diverse housing settings and the design elements that generate and express them. It explains the reasons why we fear living in institutional settings, for example showing how institutional environments can contribute to a loss of autonomy.

Visualizing Density

Author: Julie Campoli,Alex S. MacLean

Publisher: Lincoln Inst of Land Policy


Category: Political Science

Page: 152

View: 4888

The American Dream of a single-family home on its own expanse of yard still captures the imagination. But with a growing population--100 million more people expected in the United States by 2050--rising energy and transportation costs, disappearing farmland and open space, and the clear need for greater energy efficiency and a reduction in global warming emissions, the future built environment must include more density. Landscape architect and land planner Julie Campoli and aerial photographer Alex S. MacLean have joined forces to create a full-color, richly illustrated book to help planners, designers, public officials, and citizens better understand, and better communicate to others, the concept of density as it applies to the residential environment.

Introduction to Residential Layout

Author: Mike Biddulph

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0750662050

Category: Architecture

Page: 241

View: 6095

Introduction to Residential Layout is ideal for students and practitioners of urban design, planning, engineering, architecture and landscape seeking a comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of designing and laying out residential areas. Mike Biddulph provides a clear and coherent framework from which he offers comprehensive practical advice for designers of housing developments. Referring to a wealth of international examples, this is a richly illustrated, accessible resource covering the whole range of issues that should be considered by anyone engaging in the planning and design of a new residential scheme. A successful residential development must work on many levels – financial, social and environmental. This book includes analysis of commercial viability, the importance of place making, environmental sustainability and designing accessibility. Mike Biddulph details successful approaches to designing out crime and maximising permeability as part of an integrated approach to urban design. Highly illustrated throughout, this work will show you how to turn design aspirations and principles into practical design solutions. Written without preconceptions, Introduction to Residential Design highlights the strengths and weaknesses of particular design solutions to encourage both depth of thought and creativity. Mike Biddulph is Senior Lecturer in Urban Design at Cardiff University * The only textbook that provides practical design advice sourced from principles of residential layout design * Comprehensive coverage of urban design theory gives an ideal introduction to the subject * Encompasses sustainability, accessibility and holistic design - all the key concerns in designing the built environment

Portman's America

& Other Speculations

Author: Mohsen Mostafavi

Publisher: Lars Muller Publishers

ISBN: 9783037785324

Category: Architects

Page: 355

View: 3655

Portman's America & Other Speculations takes an unconventional and speculative approach towards the understanding and future potentials of the work of one of the world's most creative, controversial, daring, and prolific architects. Combining the talents of an architect, artist, and developer, John Portman was able to embark on a series of large-scale building projects--megastructures--that radically redefined the relationship of architecture to the city and its citizens. Portman's own voice and ideas complement the contributions of others, including new photographs by Iwan Baan, to present a more complex and nuanced reading of both the architect and his architecture. Finally, the repertoire of Portman's buildings is analyzed in meticulous detail and used by a group of students from the Harvard Graduate School of Design as a catalyst for a host of divergent and new architectural speculations.