The authors discuss the whole range of different housing types, from an international perspective, approaching both 'concave' housing, such courtyard design, and 'convex' housing including tower blocks.
They discuss the famous argument at the beginning of the 20th century between P. Berlage and Le Corbusier that focused on open environment and closed environment. Zhou classifies living environment into two types, 'concave' and 'convex'. In concave housing layouts, dwellings are grouped around closed, secure environments such as courtyards. This form of layout is most successful with inward looking living space. Convex forms of housing look out to an open environment, as do tower blocks.
* Technical drawings, photographs and basic data on the world's most influential housing schemes
* An inspirational reference book for those involved in the design and execution of housing schemes across the world
* International case studies demonstrate a range of working solutions
|Produto sob encomenda||Sim|
|Ano da edição||3/6/2005|
|Número de Páginas||224|