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Complex Housing

Author : Julia Williams Robinson
ISBN : 9781317275480
Genre : Architecture
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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.

Complex Housing

Author : Julia Williams Robinson
ISBN : 9781317275497
Genre : Architecture
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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.

Housing As If People Mattered

Author : Clare Cooper Marcus
ISBN : 9780520063303
Genre : Architecture
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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.

Typology Density And Architecture

Author : Zheng, Xi
ISBN : OCLC:913556096
Genre : Architecture, Domestic
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A work of architecture stands between the generic and the unique. The average type provides the guidelines for establishing what is generic, while uniqueness leads to art. Type means a group of objects characterised by the same formal structure. It has the potential to endow architecture with cohesion, logic and structure. In a city context, moreover, it bestows the possibility of order on an often complex and unstructured urban fabric. The application of architectural typology could provide an urban housing complex design with an underlying order, space syntax, a system and alternative forms. Auckland City has a long history of low-density living; however, it has changed greatly in recent years. The Auckland Unitary Plan has incorporated medium- to high-density developments in most of the town centres in Auckland. New Lynn, a suburb in western Auckland, will be developed as a metropolitan centre in the next 30 years. This complex, dense urban context requires the design of a compact urban block with a spatial order. Both physical density and density of activities should be achieved. A series of housing complex design ideas, including a city within a city, hybrid programmes, community space and unit variety will be collected and analysed. Housing complex typologies will then be developed from the collection of ideas, and applied as the generic guidelines of the project. The project is an exploration of how typology could assist architectural design in dense, complex, mixed-use urban contexts. A compact housing block will be designed in the town centre of New Lynn, Auckland. It will be a mixed-use development to achieve better living and working conditions. The fundamental concepts of architectural typology, including architectural organism, type, tissue, territory, active history and the evolutionary city will be applied, as well as housing complex design typologies. The project is an overlay of typology and housing complex design, but in response to its specific site condition.

Louis Sauer The Architect Of Low Rise High Density Housing Color Version

Author : Antonino Saggio
ISBN : 9781291674354
Genre : Architect-designed houses
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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.

The Noise Landscape

Author : Benedikt Boucsein
ISBN : 946208355X
Genre : Architecture
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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.

High Density Housing

Author : Christian Schittich
ISBN : 9783034615112
Genre : Architecture
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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.

Made For Walking

Author : Julie Campoli
ISBN : 1558442448
Genre : Art
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"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.

Institution And Home

Author : Julia W. Robinson
ISBN : IND:30000115608774
Genre : Architecture
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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.

Urban Intensities

Author : Peter G. Rowe
ISBN : 9783038211013
Genre : Architecture
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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.

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