Architecture of the Home by Ola Nylander
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Architecture of the Home
By Ola Nylander

Architecture of the Home

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Architecture of the Home by Ola Nylander

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Regardless of individual taste, some homes are indisputably more charged, have more atmosphere and are more welcoming than others. But what is it that gives them these qualities -- and what steps can those involved in housing design and construction take to ensure that they are creating a positive environment for residents? The Architecture of the Home presents an analysis of non--measurable architectonic attributes that are indispensable to the quality of the home and are particularly important to the residenta s perception of their dwelling. The attractive home, in which functional and practical aspects interact with aesthetic and sensual ones, is described in terms of seven fields of attributes: materials and detailing, axiality, enclosure, movement, spatial figures, daylight and organisation of spaces. Ola Nylander presents his detailed research in an engaging and accessible manner, and supports his argument through case studies of four apartment complexes, including interviews with residents and architects. The lessons learnt from this carefully chosen selection can be applied throughout the world in any field of housing, from the most affordable to the most luxurious. Far too many people are still condemned to live in homes that are unattractive and inhospitable, which can have a profound effect on their sense of wellbeing and self--worth. This book offers a straightforward approach to housing design which could make such negative environments a thing of the past. The Architecture of the Home equips architects, students of architecture, housing contractors, building consultants, housing companies, landlords and all other people interested in housing issues with the tools they need to make a healthy contribution to our living environment.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780470847879
ISBN-10: 0470847875
Format: Paperback
(239mm x 219mm x 12mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Aug-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Ola Nylander

OLA NYLANDER is an architect and member of the National Association of Swedish Architects, holds a PhD, and teaches at the School of Architecture at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden. He also works in the field of housing design.

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