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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.
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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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
Cas, Études de
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Towers, Graham.
Introduction to urban housing design.
Oxford ; Burlington, MA : Architectural Press, ©2005
(OCoLC)60693742
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Graham Towers
ISBN: 1429413417 9781429413411 0080454623 9780080454627 0080454623
OCLC Number: 76766952
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 316 pages) : illustrations, plans
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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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 de.

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