9780750682022: Flexible Housing

Flexible housing is housing that can adjust to the changing needs of the user and accommodate new technologies as they emerge.

Flexible Housing by Jeremy Till and Tatjana Schneider examines the past, present and future of this important subject through over 160 international examples. Specially commissioned plans, printed to scale, together with over 200 illustrations and diagrams provide fascinating detail and allow direct visual comparisons to be made. Combining history, theory and design the book explains the social and economic benefits that can be achieved and shows the various ways it has been and can be delivered. The book ends with an accessible guide to how flexible housing might be designed and constructed today to achieve adaptable and ultimately sustainable buildings.

Housing designers, housing managers and students of architecture, construction and housing will find this book of immense value both as a comprehensive reference and design manual.

* 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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Winner: 2007 RIBA President's Awards for Research for Outstanding University-located Research

"An exemplary body of architecturally-relevant research.offering comparative design plans, well-researched historical referencing, a new classification system and a practical manual/tool kit. An innovative and brave approach..."

"As one would expect from a research title by the University of Sheffield, Flexible Housing is robustly researched, efficiently argued and well presented throughout." - Architecture and the Built Environment issue 2 Autumn 2007

Contenuti:

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

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