Residential architecture: urban context – access – building structure – facade
High-quality residential structures are much more than merely a series of different floor plans. First and foremost, the urban apartment house mediates between the private refuge and the public space of the city. In theprocess, boundaries between inside and outside are negotiated on a wide variety of scales. Housing + focuses on investigating spatial and architectural as well as social and communicative interfaces in residential construction.
This publication is divided into four chapters – “Urban Planning”, “The Ground Floor”, “Building Structure,” and “Facade” – to which sixty-seven international projects are assigned. These four thematic focuses are discussedcomprehensively in the essays that introduce the chapters; the individual projects are analyzed in brief texts in the catalog under these same aspects. Comparable plans drawn especially for this book supplement the typological descriptions. The spectrum of projects selected covers urbanapartment block construction from towers, block structures, row houses, and gaps between buildings to housing complexes in outlying urban areas.
* Planning assistance with reference parameters and documentation of floor plans: over 300 newly drawn plans
* Analysis of apartment blocks with emphasis on town-planning integration and internal organization
* The ideal complement to typology+