New Urban Housing / Edition 1

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Overview

The design of high-density housing is inextricably linked to the growth of towns and cities: as urban centers have increased in both geographical size and density, housing has had to be provided to accommodate the numbers and needs of the population. Whether highly visible or merged with the existing cityscape, a vast proportion of the fabric of any city is made up of residential space. New Urban Housing looks at a selection of some of the most inventive contemporary projects built in countries around the world.
Author Hilary French provides a comprehensive introduction to this building type, from its industrial beginnings in London and Paris to New York City’s Lower East Side and the 20th-century designs of Le Corbusier, Antonio Sant’Elia, and Mies van der Rohe. Lavishly illustrated, the book examines different formal typologies of urban housing: terrace and row houses, quadrangles and courtyards, city blocks and infill (or renovated and reused sites), and towers and slab blocks. Thirty-six case studies from fourteen countries are presented by architects including Steven Holl, Richard Meier, KoningEizenbergArchitecture, Eduardo Souto de Moura, and Renzo Piano. Each is illustrated in full color and is accompanied by detailed plans and sections that discuss the needs of the site and place the project in its surrounding context.
New Urban Housing features these buildings and more:
·        Contemporaine, Chicago
·        Donnybrook Quarter, London
·        Harold Way Apartments, Hollywood
·        Mondrian Apartments, Sydney
·        Simmons Hall, MIT, Cambridge, MA
·        Yerba Buena Lofts, San Francisco

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
French (director, Sch. of Architecture, Royal Coll. of Art, London) has harvested well for this careful and useful look at high-density housing. Her book offers up 36 case studies of work by architects including Richard Meier, Steven Holl, and Renzo Piano; a broad view of concepts, sites, challenges, and widely varied projects is the result. Ranging from lean and austere to fanciful and curved, from gracious to chunky, the homes showcased here are touted as success stories in the text accompanying each example. French deserves high marks for reminding us that imagination and practicality can pay off in housing designed for urban dwellers who, regardless of population density, need a nest even if it is stacked atop and around dozens of similar nests. Thankfully, French does not spend too many pages on the historical view of 19th-century urban housing that opens this book. The best here is the new, fresh, colorful, and inviting. Recommended.-David Bryant, New Canaan P.L., CT Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300115789
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 10/9/2006
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,003,767
  • Product dimensions: 9.60 (w) x 11.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Hilary French is head of the School of Architecture and Design at the Royal College of Art, London. Her books include Architecture: A Crash Course and Accommodating Change: Innovation in Housing.

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