Common Walls/private Homes: Multiresidential Design

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McGraw-Hill, 1990 - Architecture - 196 pages
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This both thought-provoking and useful work will help the professional architect, builder, and developer alike glean what has been proven successful and what has not in the recent design of multi-residential housing in the USA. Using a carefully planned questionnaire sent to key architects and developers of multi-residential projects, the authors have compiled extremely useful data on the performance and success of exemplary housing designs. Each case study will be amply illustrated with site plans, architectural plans and elevations, photographs of the built projects, and aerial photographs of the projects. It uses the case study method to examine how actual multi-residential housing developments have succeeded or failed in meeting developers and clients' needs, establishes a uniform method of evaluating the performance of housing design based on perceived objectives of cost and profit and client/host community satisfaction.

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John Nolon received his JD degree from the University of Michigan Law School, where he was a member of the Barristers' Academic Honor Society. His undergraduate degree is from the University of Nebraska, where he was President of the Senior Honor Society. He has served as a consultant to President Carter's Council on Development Choices for the 1980s, President Clinton's Council on Sustainable Development, New York Governor George Pataki's Transition Team, and the statewide Quality Communities Advisory Board directed by Lieutenant Governor Mary Donohue. Professor Nolon has been appointed Visiting Professor of Environmental Law at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and named the Director of the Joint Center of Land Use Studies formed by Yale and Pace Law School. He served on the Editorial Advisory Board of the National Housing and Development Reporter and is a member of the Editorial Board of The Land Use and Environmental Law Review, published by Thompson-West. He has worked extensively on sustainable development in South America as a Fulbright scholar.

A self-styled maverick within the profession, Duo Dickinson, AIA, is an architect in Madison, Connecticut. He is the author of five books on residential design, including The Small House (McGraw-Hill, 1986) and Small Houses for the Next Century (McGraw-Hill, 1995). His design philosophy has been summarized in The New York Times as: "Design it small, make it as beautiful as possible, and practice every trick in the book to keep it as cheap as possible.

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