Common Walls/Private Homes: Multi-Residential Design

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This unusual book gives the architect,builder,and developer a "living" record of the successes-and failures-in recent multiresidential housing throughout the United States. Using a detailed,carefully planned questionnaire,the authors asked leading architects,developers,and owners to describe the design objectives and the strategies they used to meet those objectives-including financial goals,energy and maintenance efficiency,and the levels of acceptance of those living in the residences and in the surrounding ...
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Overview

This unusual book gives the architect,builder,and developer a "living" record of the successes-and failures-in recent multiresidential housing throughout the United States. Using a detailed,carefully planned questionnaire,the authors asked leading architects,developers,and owners to describe the design objectives and the strategies they used to meet those objectives-including financial goals,energy and maintenance efficiency,and the levels of acceptance of those living in the residences and in the surrounding communities. The book provides in-depth case studies of multiresidential housing-including the highly praised Annie Maxim House in Rochester,Massachusetts-and a uniform method for evaluating housing design. Each case study is documented with site plans,architectural plans and elevations,and a complete photographic record.
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Case studies of 22 projects that represent the best efforts by contemporary architects to design private, amenable, and aesthetic forms of attached housing. Each case study is supported with site plans, architectural plans and elevations, and a photographic record of both exterior and interior views. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070168190
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill School Education Group
  • Publication date: 4/1/1990
  • Pages: 196
  • Product dimensions: 8.79 (w) x 11.39 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Context and Methodology.
Case Studies: Benign Sites: Wroxton Street Townhouses (Houston, TX); Charleston Place (Boca Raton, FL).
Tough Sites: Piedmont Arbors (Atlanta, GA); Church Court (Boston, MA).
Mixed Use: Two Worlds (Mountain View, CA).
Urban Hill: Castro Commons (San Francisco, CA).
Macondray Lane (San Francisco, CA); 1087 Clay (San Francisco, CA).
Senior Citizen: Annie Maxim House (Rochester, MA); Roosevelt Senior Citizen Housing (Roosevelt, NJ).
Affordable: University City Housing (Philadelphia, PA); Desert Project (Albuquerque, NM); Yorkshire Terrace (Los Angeles, CA).
Recreational: The Centinal (Vail, CO); Woodrun Place II (Snowmass, CO).
Visionary Studies: Snowden Project (Syracuse, NY); 243 W.
33rd Street (NY, NY); Town Center (Fairfield, CT); Riverside Building (NY, NY); Motley School Project (Minneapolis, MN); Vest Pocket Community (Fairfax, CA).
Design Criteria.
Questionnaire.
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