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Historical and Planning Background
hill towns and the vernacular
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Accommodation acre airflow angle approx Architects architecture balconies bedrooms blocks brick Britain building Building Research Establishment built Byker Byker Wall Caborn cavity Central Hill centre clay cliff climate cluster Construction and materials contours Cumbria Date of completion deck density Design aims detail diagonal drain drainage dwellings effect England Concept/type example exposed facing factors flat floor foundations garage garden geological Gradient ground level hectare height hill housing hill slopes hillside housing katabatic katabatic winds land layout living room London maisonettes Moshe Safdie mountain normal north-facing Orientation and view Park Hill pedestrian routes planting polythene problems reinforced concrete retaining wall road roof scale scheme Sea Ranch shear strength shelter shelterbelts slide sloping sites space stability steep storeys structure sunlight surface Switzerland temperature terrace houses timber topography trees units valley vertical wind speed