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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.

Housing As If People Mattered

Author : Clare Cooper Marcus
ISBN : 0520908791
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.

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.

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.

Re Framing Urban Space

Author : Im Sik Cho
ISBN : 9781317533061
Genre : Architecture
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Re-framing Urban Space: Urban Design for Emerging Hybrid and High-Density Conditions rethinks the role and meaning of urban spaces through current trends and challenges in urban development. In emerging dense, hybrid, complex and dynamic urban conditions, public urban space is not only a precious and contested commodity, but also one of the key vehicles for achieving socially, environmentally and economically sustainable urban living. Past research has been predominantly focused on familiar models of urban space, such as squares, plazas, streets, parks and arcades, without consistent and clear rules on what constitutes good urban space, let alone what constitutes good urban space in ‘high-density context’. Through an innovative and integrative research framework, Re-Framing Urban Space guides the assessment, planning, design and re-design of urban spaces at various stages of the decision-making process, facilitating an understanding of how enduring qualities are expressed and negotiated through design measures in high-density urban environments. This book explores over 50 best practice case studies of recent urban design projects in high-density contexts, including Singapore, Beijing, Tokyo, New York, and Rotterdam. Visually compelling and insightful, Re-Framing Urban Space provides a comprehensive and accessible means to understand the critical properties that shape new urban spaces, illustrating key design components and principles. An invaluable guide to the stages of urban design, planning, policy and decision making, this book is essential reading for urban design and planning professionals, academics and students interested in public spaces within high-density urban development.

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.

Introduction To Residential Layout

Author : Mike Biddulph
ISBN : 9780750662055
Genre : Architecture
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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

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.

Sustainable Medium Density Housing

Author : Anzabeth Tonkin
ISBN : 0620430265
Genre : Cities and towns
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Tiny Houses In The City

Author : Mimi Zeiger
ISBN : 9780847848225
Genre : Design
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"A presentation of micro-scaled contemporary residences that demonstrate domesticity can be both compact and beautiful. Urban areas across the globe are experiencing a renaissance, with once-forgotten downtowns and neighborhoods becoming increasingly popular for redevelopment. The houses, apartments, and multifamily buildings and developments included make great architecture out of challenging locations and narrow sites. The projects range from a 344-square-foot studio apartment in Hong Kong with movable walls, transformable furniture, and hidden storage that can be configured into twenty-four unique scenarios in a single space, to a townhouse-like London residence built in an old alley between two stately homes." --

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