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1st Edition

By Sally Lewis


192 pages

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FRONT TO BACK sees urban housing as places to live rather than individual buildings. Using a unique design agenda it provides a step by step approach to achieving quality urban living.


“… The various parts of this book constitute an excellent, well-balanced primer on contemporary housing design.”
— Choice

“One of the key messages in this excellent book is that although beautiful buildings enrich our lives they do not exist in isolation.”
— Richard Rogers, Richard Rogers Partnership, UK

“The case studies presented in this book are all unique but all share the same essential ingredients for success.”
— Jon Rouse, The Housing Corporation, UK

Table of Contents

Foreword, Richard Rogers, Richard Rogers Partnership, Preface, Jon Rouse, Chief Executive, The Housing Corporation, Acknowledgements, Introduction
Part one- Chapter 1: The urban design agenda, Martin Crookston, Llewelyn Davies, Chapter 2: The sustainability agenda, Randall Thomas, Max Fordham, Chapter 3: The community agenda, Patrick Hammill, Levitt Bernstein, Chapter 4: The social agenda
Part two-Chapter 5: A design agenda, Chapter 6: Introduction to the case studies, Chapter 7: Parc de Bercy, Paris, Chapter 8: Tango Housing at Bo01, Malmo, Chapter 9: Century Court, Cheltenham, Chapter 10: Palm housing, Coin Street, London, Chapter 11: Homes in the Calle del Carme, Barcelona, Conclusion, References and further reading, Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARCHITECTURE / Urban & Land Use Planning