Key Urban Housing of the Twentieth Century
Plans, Sections and Elevations
By (author) Hilary French
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Key Urban Housing of the Twentieth Century by Hilary French
Book DescriptionThe design of multiple housing - a new building type, especially for growing urban populations - was a major new area of activity for architects at the beginning of the twentieth century, and one that continues into the twenty-first century. This book features 87 of the most influential modern housing designs of the last 100 years by some of the best-known architects in the field. Each project is explained with a concise text and photographs and specially created scale drawings, including floor plans and site plans, sections and elevations where appropriate. The projects are organized in six roughly chronological chapters tracing the history of both public and private housing around the world. The detailed drawings allow each project to be analyzed in depth, which, alongside the author's authoritative text, will make this an invaluable resource for architects and students. As an added bonus, the book includes a CD-ROM containing digital files of all the drawings featured in the book.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781856695640
(290mm x 250mm x mm)
Imprint: Laurence King Publishing
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Publish Date: 15-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Hilary French
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Providing an introduction covering the development of the apartment block as an urban housing type, this book consists of four chapters devoted to examples of urban housing from around the world. It examines four formal typologies: terraces and row houses, quadrangles and courtyards, city blocks and infill, and towers and slabs.
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