This clear and concise guide is the ideal introduction to contemporary housing design for students and professionals of architecture, urban design and planning.
With the increasing commitment to sustainable design and with an ever-increasing demand for houses in urban areas, housing design has taken on a new and crucial role in urban planning. This guide introduces the reader to the key aspects of housing design, and outlines the discussion about form and planning of urban housing. Using chapter summaries and with many illustrations, it presents contemporary concerns such as energy efficient design and high density development in a clear and accessible way. It looks at practical design solutions to real urban problems and includes advice on reclamation and re-use of buildings. The guidance it presents is universally relevant. Part two of the book features current case studies that illustrate the best in high density, sustainable housing design providing the reader with design information, and design inspiration, for their own projects.
Table of Contents
Foreword, Preface, Introduction
Part one – Issues in Urban Housing, Context- The Environmental Imperative, Standards- Dividing the space, Infrastructure -The urban neighbourhood, Housing forms- The design of urban space, Construction- The green agenda, Reclamation- Re-using built space, Design Quality- A question of taste, Perspective- Cities of tomorrow.
Part two - Case studies, High density social housing - Iroko, Coin Street London, High density commercial housing- Rope Works Manchester, An urban village on a brownfield site- West Silverstow London, Model for a sustainable urban block-Homes for Change, Manchester, Homes for young single people 1- Foye Swansea, Homes for young single people 2- Caspar 1 Birmingham, Car-free social housing- Slatford Green Edinburgh, A prototype for sustainable urban housing- Bedzed Sutton, A project using modular construction- Sixth Avenue York, Regenerating social housing 1- Marquess Estate Islington, Regenerating social housing 2- Bijlmemeeer Amsterdam, Redevelopment of a major brownfed site- Hammarby Sjostad Stockholm, Renewal of an old urban area- Ferencvaros Budapest