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An introduction to urban housing design : at home in the city

Author: Graham Towers
Publisher: Oxford ; Burlington, MA : Architectural Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Intended for students and professionals of architecture, urban design and planning, this guide introduces the reader to the key aspects of housing design, and outlines the discussion about form and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Case studies
Cas, Études de
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Graham Towers
ISBN: 0750659025 9780750659024
OCLC Number: 60693742
Description: xvii, 316 pages : illustrations, plans ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Issues in urban housing --
Context: the environmental imperative --
Standards: dividing the space --
Infrastructure: the urban neighbourhood --
Housing forms: the design of urban space --
Construction: the green agenda --
Reclamation: re-using built space --
Design quality: a question of taste --
Perspective: cities of tomorrow --
pt. 2. Case studies.
Other Titles: At home in the city
Responsibility: Graham Towers.

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