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1st Edition

Complex Housing
Designing for Density

ISBN 9781138192508
Published September 11, 2017 by Routledge
290 Pages 322 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

Winner of the 2021 ARCC Book Award

Complex Housing introduces an architectural type called complex housing, common to the Netherlands and found in other Northern European countries. Eight fully illustrated case studies show successful approaches to designing for density, which reflect values such as long-term planning, a right to housing, and access to light and air. The case studies demonstrate a wide range of applications including a mixture of urban and suburban sites, various numbers of dwelling units, low- to high-density approaches, different architectural styles, and organizational strategies that can be adopted in projects elsewhere. More than 350 color images.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Hans Ibelings. Preface—Origins of the Book. Acknowledgements. Introduction. Chapter 1: Analyzing Complex Housing: Typology. Chapter 2: De Muzen. Chapter 3: Vrijburcht. Chapter 4: De Zilvervloot Chapter 5: Carnisselande. Chapter 6: De Beeklaan. Chapter 7: De Opgang. Chapter 8: La Grande Cour. Chapter 9: Silodam. Chapter 10: Design Principles for Complex Housing. Chapter 11: Implications. Bibliography. Index.

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Julia Williams Robinson, PhD, FAIA, is Professor of Architecture at the University of Minnesota, a registered architect, and author of articles and books. She has become familiar with Dutch housing through many short and long visits to the Netherlands over the past twenty years, during which time she completed a doctoral degree at Delft University of Technology. Educated in architecture and also anthropology, her work focuses on cultural aspects of architecture, on design theory, and on the discipline of architecture.