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Flexible Housing

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ISBN-10: 0750682027

ISBN-13: 9780750682022

Edition: 2008

Authors: Jeremy Till, Tatjana Schneider

List price: $73.95
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Flexible housing housing that can adapt to the changing needs of users over time is a precondition for housing that is socially, economically and environmentally viable. Yet at a time of great social and cultural change it is all too clear that much of the housing in which we live is simply unable to live up to that simple requirement. The costs in wasted investment and social instability are huge. This book is the first comprehensive study of flexible housing, how it has evolved and how the concept can be taken forward. Case studies range from the sliding screens of a traditional Japanese House and the indeterminate design of late nineteenth century Grnderzeit tenements through Mies van der Rohe's apartment blocks and the participative approaches of Walter Segal and Ottokar Uhl to contemporary developments of technicised solutions and the re-discovery of indeterminate layout. Each case study is illustrated with drawings and photographs that allow cross comparison with other approaches to flexibility in housing. The authors take the lessons from the case studies to propose a set of design principles that emphasise the importance of flexibility and adaptability in future-proofing housing design for rapidly evolving demographic and technological change. Written by some of the UK's most innovative and radical designers, Flexible Housing is a manifesto for the future of domestic architecture. * Assesses the needs for housing to adapt to the changing needs of society and individuals * 80 fully illustrated case studies * Design manual for how to achieve genuinely flexible housing
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Book details

List price: $73.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 8/29/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 244
Size: 8.75" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Jeremy Till is Head of Central St Martins/Pro Vice-Chancellor, University of the Arts London, and a partner at Sarah Wigglesworth Architects. Their projects include the pioneering 9 Stock Orchard Street (The Strawbale House and Quilted Office), winner of multiple awards. He represented Britain at the 2006 Venice Architecture Biennale.

Introduction
What is Flexible Housing?
Why Flexible Housing?
Case Studies Design Guidelines