An introduction to urban housing design : at home in the by Graham Towers

By Graham Towers

This transparent and concise consultant is the correct creation to modern housing layout for college students and execs of structure, city layout and planning.

With the expanding dedication to sustainable layout and with an ever-increasing call for for homes in city parts, housing layout has taken on a brand new and the most important function in city making plans. This advisor introduces the reader to the major features of housing layout, and descriptions the dialogue approximately shape and making plans of city housing. utilizing bankruptcy summaries and with many illustrations, it provides modern issues akin to strength effective layout and excessive density improvement in a transparent and obtainable method. It seems at useful layout ideas to genuine city difficulties and contains suggestion on reclamation and re-use of structures. The tips it offers is universally proper. half of the ebook gains present case reports that illustrate the easiest in excessive density, sustainable housing layout offering the reader with layout info, and layout suggestion, for his or her personal tasks.

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1 43 The Parker Morris Report regarded flats as stacked-up houses While they were not always followed, these recommendations set high standards for the design of flats in the 1950s. However, the Parker Morris Report was a step backward. Flats were barely mentioned. The planning of blocks and the provision of outdoor space was not discussed. 1). The new space standards, together with a requirement for a minimum of one car space per dwelling, became mandatory for houses and flats alike. This had some severe consequences for multi-storey flats.

Flats were barely mentioned. The planning of blocks and the provision of outdoor space was not discussed. 1). The new space standards, together with a requirement for a minimum of one car space per dwelling, became mandatory for houses and flats alike. This had some severe consequences for multi-storey flats. The high standards of space and facilities for flat interiors were rigidly enforced, which meant that economies were increasingly sought elsewhere. Communal facilities, essential to good-quality multi-storey housing, were often omitted.

This new housing took various forms. In the new industrial cities, which grew rapidly in the Midlands and the North, it was poorly built ‘back-toback’ houses. These would be two- or three-storeys high with a single-small room on each floor. Sometimes there would be a cellar room separately entered and occupied. The houses were huddled close together in courts – cramped inside and outside with several families sharing a common toilet. In Scotland it was the tenements. Built as self-contained flats they were let and sub-let, each ‘made down’ to provide lodgings for several families.

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