Ranches, Rowhouses, and Railroad Flats: American Homes : how They Shape Our Landscapes and Neighborhoods

Front Cover
W. W. Norton & Company, 1999 - Architecture - 336 pages
0 Reviews
An introduction to housing in the United States: its characteristic forms and its environmental implications.

What are the basic requirements for a home? Christine Hunter looks at how legal, cultural, and technological standards have developed, and examines current criteria for a "minimum standard" family home, in three possible forms: freestanding house, attached house, and apartment. She discusses interior spaces, connections to the immediate outdoors, mechanical and plumbing connections, and connections to society. She emphasizes the varied and often conflicting environmental concerns, and examines how homes are grouped and combined with other building types and open spaces into neighborhoods.

 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Introduction
7
CHAPTER 1
22
CHAPTER 2
38
CHAPTER 3
60
CHAPTER 4
80
Freestanding Houses
106
CHAPTER 6
204
CHAPTER 7
225
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

About the author (1999)

Christine Hunter is an architect with Magnusson Architecture and Planning. She lives in New York City.

Bibliographic information