The Grow Home

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"In this illustrated guide, internationally acclaimed architect Avi Friedman describes the conception and construction of the Grow Home, Two-storeys high, 14 feet wide by 36 feet long, and 1000 square feet in area, Friedman's Grow Home gives people what they need at an affordable price - a quality product that allows both the perimeter and interior of a house to be expanded and changed to fit the requirements and budget of its owner."--BOOK JACKET.
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Overview

"In this illustrated guide, internationally acclaimed architect Avi Friedman describes the conception and construction of the Grow Home, Two-storeys high, 14 feet wide by 36 feet long, and 1000 square feet in area, Friedman's Grow Home gives people what they need at an affordable price - a quality product that allows both the perimeter and interior of a house to be expanded and changed to fit the requirements and budget of its owner."--BOOK JACKET.
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Editorial Reviews

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Named one of the 10 men who will change the way we live by ultra hip Wallpaper magazine, architect Avi Friedman explains his "anything-is-possible home". "In 25 years time, we'll be sitting on a soft sofa that can morph into a dining table, living in a department store (well, almost), watching our gadgets satisfy our every decorative whim and dreaming of an easier life. In the meantime we've identified ten forces who will improve everyday experiences including Avi Friedman, architect of the anything-is-possible home." - Wallpaper "Avi Friedman is revolutionizing the way Canadians look at housing." - Danny Kucharsky "Affordable housing is one of those fuzzy ideas that everyone likes to support but few know how to actually create. One exception may be Dr. Avi Friedman." - Designer/Builder: A Journal of the Human Environment "It is the architectural equivalent of the Japanese compact car, without options like power steering or a tape deck." - The New York Times "The Grow Home is a no-frills, quality townhouse that makes so much sense, it's destined to be a model of smart living." - The Ottawa Citizen
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780773522046
  • Publisher: McGill-Queens University Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2006
  • Pages: 206
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Avi Friedman is associate professor and director, Affordable Homes Program, McGill University. He received the Prix J.-Armand Bombardier for his Grow Home and Next Home innovations.
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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1 Different Times, Different Homes 3
2 Constructing Ideas 12
3 The Prototype 38
4 From Campus to Sites 55
5 Buying Their First Homes 72
6 Making It Their Own 91
7 The Grow Home of the Future 108
8 La Casa a la Carta 128
9 Small Is Green 147
10 Neighbourhoods with a Sense of Scale 157
11 What's Next? 169
References 173
Source Credits 181
Photo Credits 183
Index 185
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2002

    An academic's exploration of affordable housing.

    Avi Friedman brings us his decade plus of research in a classic architectural form - the rowhouse. Rejected for many years, the rowhouse has found its champion in Mr. Friedman's, 'The Grow Home'. His book is exhaustive on the search, analysis, and eventual building of this rediscovered architectural form. The writing does not make for light reading, but I do appreciate the wealth of facts presented by Mr. Friedman. Intellectually, one gets the feeling for 'The Grow Home', but the quality of the graphics and photographs let the book down. I look forward to a sequel.

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