Modern Housing Prototypes / Edition 1 by Roger Sherwood | 9780674579422 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Modern Housing Prototypes / Edition 1

Modern Housing Prototypes / Edition 1

by Roger Sherwood
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674579429

ISBN-13: 9780674579422

Pub. Date: 04/28/1981

Publisher: Harvard

The design of housing has commanded the attention of the greatest architects of the twentieth century. In this stunning volume, Roger Sherwood presents thirty-two notable examples of multi-family housing from many countries and four continents, selected for their importance as prototypes. Designed by such masters as Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier, Mies van der

Overview

The design of housing has commanded the attention of the greatest architects of the twentieth century. In this stunning volume, Roger Sherwood presents thirty-two notable examples of multi-family housing from many countries and four continents, selected for their importance as prototypes. Designed by such masters as Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, and Alvar Aalto, they range from single-house clusters to row-houses, terrace houses, party-wall and large-courtyard housing, to urban high-rise towers and slabs.

The thirty-two buildings or housing complexes are illustrated with photographs, site plans, floor plans, elevations, and marvelous axonometric drawings. In each case Mr. Sherwood gives background information on the project, mention, factors the architect had to take into consideration (social, environmental, financial), points out creative solutions to particular problems, and comments on special features of the design. Laymen as well as professionals will find his presentations enlightening.

In the Introduction, Mr. Sherwood sets forth the basic principles of organization that apply to housing. He analyzes first the limited number of ways in which individual apartments or living units can be laid out (each type or plan lending itself to variations and permutations) and then the ways in which different units can be vertically and horizontally organized within a single building. Drawings and plans of more than eighty housing complexes in twenty countries accompany his analysis.

Mr. Sherwood offers his book in the belief that there is no excuse for shoddy architecture; that no branch of architecture is more important than the design of human habitations; and that much is to be learned from the study of significant buildings of the recent past.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674579422
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
04/28/1981
Series:
Harvard Paperbacks Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
9.75(w) x 10.75(h) x (d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Detached and Semidetached Housing

Suntop Homes Frank Lloyd Wright

El Pueblo Ribera Court Rudolph M. Schindler

Daal en Berg Duplex Houses Jan Wils

Group of Court Houses Mies van der Rohe

Kingo Houses Jørn Utzon

Rowhousing

Weissenhof Exhibition Mies van der Rohe

Weissenhof Exhibition J. J. P. Oud

Vienna Werkbund Exposition André Lurçat

Ichinomiya Kenzo Tange and Urtec

Siedlung Halen Atelier 5

Fleet Road Terrace Housing Neave Brown

Party-Wall Housing

25 bis Rue Franklin Apartments Auguste Ferret

Avenue de Versailles Apartments Jean Ginsberg

Porte Molitor Apartments Le Corbusier

Casa Rustici Pietro Lingeri and Giuseppe Terragni

Parklaan Apartments W. van Tijen

Block Housing

Immeuble Villas Le Corbusier

Spangen Quarter Michiel Brinkman

Nirwana Apartments Johannes Duiker

Hansaviertel Apartments Alvar Aalto

Slabs

Immeuble Clarté Le Corbusier

Narkomfin Apartments Moses Ginzburg and I. Milinis

Unité d'Habitation Le Corbusier

Harumi Apartment House Kunio Maekawa

Durand Apartment Project Le Corbusier

Zomerdijkstraat Atelier Apartments Zanstra, Giesen, and Sijmons

Towers

Victorieplein Tower J. F. Staal

Hoogbouw Towers Johannes Duiker and J. C. Wiebenga

Price Tower Frank Lloyd Wright

Neue Vahr Apartments Alvar Aalto

Hansaviertel Tower J. H. van den Broek and J. B. Bakema

Peabody Terrace Sert, Jackson, and Gourley

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