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Home Front: New Developments in Housing (Architectural Design) [Paperback]

Lucy Bullivant

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22 July 2003 Architectural Design (Book 5)
Practical, technical and topical, this new title from Architectural Design brings together contributions on all aspects of housing around the world: from design solutions to the focus on technical and cultural approaches to affordable innovation in housing design Housing for the people. What opportunities exist? Who is breaking down the boundaries to create innovative housing stock? Attitudes towards mass housing are changing. Progressive techniques, materials and technologies are opening up new possibilities and new alliances are being hammered out between designers and house builders. Could this signal the onset of a new era of design–conscious mass housing? With contributors writing from six distinct geographical areas – the UK, the East Coast of the US, the West Coast of the US, Sweden, Japan and Australia – this book provides a global picture of the kinds of solutions available.

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“…interesting insights…” (Inside Housing, Nov 03) “This is an interesting collection of work spanning a large number of countries with contributors and schemes…” (Building Engineer, April 2004)

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Housing for the people: What opportunities exist for this democratic ideal now that the scope for publicly funded architecture is being curtailed in so many countries by the free market? Who are breaking the boundaries to create innovative housing stock? Are attitudes changing towards what is possible? How are the employment of pre–fabrication techniques, materials and information technologies being harnessed? Or could the new alliances that are being hammered out between designers and housebuilders signal the onset of a new era of design–conscious private mass housing? With contributors writing on six distinct geographical areas –Australia, Japan, The Netherlands, Sweden, the UK and the UK – as well as emergency dwellings, a worldwide perspective is established. Agrest and Gandelsonas Alsop Architects Architectenbureau Marlies Rohmer BKK–3 Architektur Brunnberg & Forshed Arkitektkontor Caples Jefferson Architects Kerry and Lindsay Clare de Rijke Marsh Morgan (dRMM) Design Inc FOB Homes Gans & Jelacic Alexander Gorlin Architects Vicente Guallart Hanrahan + Meyers Architects Haworth Tompkins Architects Kazuhiro Kojima Marpillero Pollak Architects Mecanoo Architecten Mikan–Sei Homes NL Architects Oldhausen DuBois Pasanella + Klein Stolzman + Berg Proctor and Matthews Architects Pugh Scarpa Kodama Architects Sergison Bates Architects Ken Smith Stanisic Associates and Turner Associates Stephenson Bell Jens Th Arnfred Thanhauser Esterson Kapell (TEK) Architects Urban Affairs and Joep Mol Architects Weiz + Yoes

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Today's urbanised world has to tackle the housing situation seriously and learn how to cope with enormous varieties of population in terms of socioeconomic strata, cultural and ethnic differences, aspirations and access to the wealth of society. Read the first page
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