An Introduction to Urban Housing Design: At Home in the City
This clear and concise guide is the ideal introduction to contemporary housing design for students and professionals of architecture, urban design and planning.
With the increasing commitment to sustainable design and with an ever-increasing demand for houses in urban areas, housing design has taken on a new and crucial role in urban planning. This guide introduces the reader to the key aspects of housing design, and outlines the discussion about form and planning of urban housing. Using chapter summaries and with many illustrations, it presents contemporary concerns such as energy efficient design and high density development in a clear and accessible way. It looks at practical design solutions to real urban problems and includes advice on reclamation and re-use of buildings. The guidance it presents is universally relevant. Part two of the book features current case studies that illustrate the best in high density, sustainable housing design providing the reader with design information, and design inspiration, for their own projects.
1. Unique introductory guide to urban housing design
2. An accessible text that outlines the current debate on urban planning and presents guidance for design solutions
3. Contemporary case studies showcase the best examples for high density housing design
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