An introduction to urban housing design : at home in the by Graham Towers PDF

By Graham Towers

ISBN-10: 0750659025

ISBN-13: 9780750659024

This transparent and concise consultant is the suitable advent to modern housing layout for college kids and pros of structure, city layout and planning.

With the expanding dedication to sustainable layout and with an ever-increasing call for for homes in city parts, housing layout has taken on a brand new and an important position in city making plans. This consultant introduces the reader to the major elements of housing layout, and descriptions the dialogue approximately shape and making plans of city housing. utilizing bankruptcy summaries and with many illustrations, it provides modern matters akin to strength effective layout and excessive density improvement in a transparent and obtainable means. It seems at sensible layout strategies to actual city difficulties and comprises suggestion on reclamation and re-use of constructions. The tips it offers is universally appropriate. half of the ebook positive aspects present case experiences that illustrate the simplest in excessive density, sustainable housing layout supplying the reader with layout details, and layout proposal, for his or her personal tasks.

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Social segregation had become deeply entrenched under the old planning system, though it had begun to break down as the middle classes began to repopulate parts of the inner cities. Recent research on areas of mixed tenure shows that, while there was a low level of social contact, most residents felt that mixing did not cause problems. 10 The new policy aimed to create mixed tenures within new housing developments. One way to achieve this was through partnerships between social and commercial developers.

This can be done with ‘design codes’, a set of rules that gives a framework for new residential developments. At the same time, people should be given more influence in the design of their homes – this can be done partly by making housing adaptable to changing needs. They can also be given more choice at the design stage of the appearance and functioning of their new homes, both as individuals and as user groups. Finally, Chapter 8 looks at the broader picture. The world has become more urbanised and with a growing population this trend is likely to continue.

Both these issues put a strain on scarce resources and necessitate a new concentration on high-density developments in urban sites. A key issue is to identify a large amount of development land within existing cities. INTRODUCTION 13 Chapter 2 addresses standards. Space standards are a key determinant of how living space is divided, yet the established approach does not provide a good framework for the design of urban housing. The measurement of housing density is complex and can be confusing. The concept of high density is often misunderstood and commonly confused with living in tower blocks.

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