Architecture of the Home / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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Regardless of individual taste, some homes are indisputably morecharged, have more atmosphere and are more welcoming than others.But what is it that gives them these qualities - and what steps canthose involved in housing design and construction take to ensurethat they are creating a positive environment for residents?The Architecture of the Home presents an analysis of non-measurablearchitectonic attributes that are indispensable to the quality ofthe home and are particularly important to the resident'sperception of their dwelling. The attractive home, in whichfunctional and practical aspects interact with aesthetic andsensual ones, is described in terms of seven fields of attributes:materials and detailing, axiality, enclosure, movement, spatialfigures, daylight and organisation of spaces. Ola Nylander presentshis detailed research in an engaging and accessible manner, andsupports his argument through case studies of four apartmentcomplexes, including interviews with residents and architects. Thelessons learnt from this carefully chosen selection can be appliedthroughout the world in any field of housing, from the mostaffordable to the most luxurious.Far too many people are still condemned to live in homes that areunattractive and inhospitable, which can have a profound effect ontheir sense of wellbeing and self-worth. This book offers astraightforward approach to housing design which could make suchnegative environments a thing of the past. The Architecture of theHome equips architects, students of architecture, housingcontractors, building consultants, housing companies, landlords andall other people interested in housing issues with the tools theyneed to make a healthy contribution to our living environment.
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About the Author
OLA NYLANDER is an architect and member of the National Association of Swedish Architects, holds a PhD, and teaches at the School of Architecture at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden. He also works in the field of housing design.
Table of Contents
PrefaceINTRODUCTIONhe Architectural Qualities of the HomeThe Architecture of the HomeMeasurable and Non-MeasurablePurposeDefinitionsCONDUCTING ARCHITECTURAL RESEARCHQualitative Research MethodsFour Case Study ApartmentsScientific InterpretationInterviewsIDENTIFYING FIELDS OF ATTRIBUTESMaterials and DetailingAppropriation and CareAxialityAxial CompositionEnclosureHistorical ChangesOpen and Closed SpaceMovementRoom Function and MovementSpatial FigureHistoryDesign SystemsDaylightThe Historical Development of Daylight in the HomeAttributes of Daylight in the HomeOrganisation of SpacesEstablishing TerritoryCASE STUDIESCase Study LindholmenMaterials and DetailingAxialityEnclosureMovementSpatial FigureDaylightOrganisation of SpacesCase Study StumholmenMaterials and DetailingAxialityEnclosureMovementSpatial FigureDaylightOrganisation of SpacesCase Study HestraMaterials and DetailingAxialityEnclosureMovementSpatial FigureDaylightOrganisation of SpacesCase Study NorrköpingMaterials and DetailingAxialityEnclosureMovementSpatial FigureDaylightOrganisation of SpacesFIELDS OF ATTRIBUTES: A MORE DETAILED CHARACTERISATIONMaterials and DetailingAxialityEnclosureMovementSpatial FigureDaylightOrganisation of SpacesRESULTSA Sense of RealityNotesBibliography