Building Community

Author: Michael Webb
Publisher:
ISBN: 0500343306
Release Date: 2017-01-31
Genre:

An international survey of the most inventive contemporary apartment buildings, to inspire architects, developers, urban planners, and informed city dwellers

Modern Housing Prototypes

Author: Roger Sherwood
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674579429
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Architecture

Here are thirty-two notable examples of multi-family housing from many countries, selected for their importance as prototypes. Designed by such masters as Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, and Alvar Aalto, they range from single-house clusters to terrace houses and urban high-rises. The buildings are illustrated with photographs, site plans, floor plans, elevations, and striking axonometric drawings.

New Apartments

Author: Ana G. Canizares
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780060833329
Release Date: 2005-11-01
Genre: Architecture

New Apartments presents an exclusive collection of stunning apartments that form part of mulit-residential buildings designed by some of the most respected contemporary architects in the world. Each project in New Apartments is illustrated with full color photographs and includes complete floor plans. The exterior of each building is pictured, along with the lobby and entryway, as well as the private interior units that make up the housing scheme. The renowned architectural firms whose work is featured in this book include Perkins & Will, Murphy & Jahn, MVRDV, Klein, Dytham, and Dale Jones-Evans.

Typology

Author: Peter Ebner
Publisher: Birkhauser Architecture
ISBN: 3034600879
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Architecture

Typology+ documents and analyzes roughly one hundred international housing structures. It uses diagrammatic drawings to elaborate a broad and varied range of residential types and present them systematically. In the process, it examines variants under the categories of access, space (ground plan and open space), and morphology, supplemented by detailed typological descriptions and the elaboration of the special qualities of each individual type. More general essays draw connections between the housing types and twentieth-century reference projects. All of the projects are newly drawn to uniform standards; every project is presented with its ground plan drawn to a scale of 1:200. Site maps, sections, elevations, and photographs illuminate the urban setting, the building structure and design, and the spatial and functional qualities of each residential structure. Thus, Typology+ not only offers a broad range of sustainable approaches to apartment block construction, but also possibilities for using and transforming them in a practical planning context.

Moving Around

Author: Lecturer in Music Education Michael Webb
Publisher: Goff Books
ISBN: 1940743753
Release Date: 2018-08
Genre: Architecture

From the ruins of Palmyra in the Syrian desert to the ghost town of Bodie, the painted churches of Sucevita in Romania, and a fire festival in a Japanese village: Michael Webb has ventured far afield in search of the rare and beautiful. He recalls memorable experiences of people and places over eight decades of travel around the world, and some of the buildings and landscapes that have left a lasting impression. It's getting harder to find places that have not been commercialized and overwhelmed by mass tourism, but they can still be found, even in the most popular destinations. Webb's recommendations should inspire you to get off the beaten track and make your own discoveries.

20th Century World Architecture

Author: Editors of Phaidon
Publisher: Phaidon Press
ISBN: 0714857068
Release Date: 2012-10-08
Genre: Architecture

The Phaidon Atlas of 20th Century World Architecture portrays, for the first time in one volume, an overview of the finest built architecture from around the world completed between 1900 and 1999. The unprecedented global scope of this collection of over 750 key buildings juxtaposes architectural icons with regional masterpieces. Divided into six world regions, the collection is the result of a rigorous selection process and the input of more than 150 specialists from around the world. Each building is fully illustrated and described by a short text. In addition, a mass of useful information is provided. This includes details of architects' practices and extensive indexes. Comprehensive world data illustrates the changing economic and political contexts of architectural production throughout the century.

Courtyard Housing in Los Angeles

Author: Stefanos Polyzoides
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
ISBN: 0910413533
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Architecture

"The authors' detailed research and precise analysis are complemented by period photographs and Julius Shulman's sensuous black-and-white images". -- Michael Webb, L.A. Architect

Preventative Maintenance for Multi Family Housing

Author: John C. Maciha
Publisher: RSMeans
ISBN: 0876297831
Release Date: 2005-03-25
Genre: Architecture

Housing is one of the most expensive building types to construct. With 24/7 occupancy, multi-family buildings can also be some of the toughest to maintain. Prepared by one of the nation’s leading experts on multi-family housing, Preventive Maintenance for Multi-Family Housing puts easy-to-use guidelines right at your fingertips for the what, when, why and how much of multi-family preventive maintenance. Field tested in a range of apartment communities, it puts everything you need – all in one place – to: Conduct a current maintenance audit of all major interior and exterior systems and components Schedule on-going preventive maintenance inspections Monitor repairs Implement money-saving preventive maintenance procedures Tend to wear factors and maintenance requirements of the most common construction materials Estimate maintenance and repair projects with confidence Get control of your maintenance budget This complete PM system features checklists for buildings and grounds. FEATURES: More than 40 preventive maintenance checklists make this a ready-to-use tool. Easy to reproduce and customize, the program’s inspection checklists help you conduct a complete baseline maintenance audit of every major building system and component…schedule and conduct routine maintenance inspections…implement proactive replacement…and initiate appropriate repairs. All areas of the facility and grounds are covered, including lighting, security systems, fire safety, laundry rooms, building entryways and common areas, fitness and recreation areas, decks and balconies, HVAC systems, roofing, landscaping, parking, and dozens more. Also includes sample work orders, repair costs, budget guidelines, a dedicated website with customizable forms and checklists.

Local Architecture

Author: Brian Mackay-Lyons
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781616894047
Release Date: 2014-12-16
Genre: Architecture

In architecture, as in food, local is an idea whose time has come. Of course, the idea of an architecture that responds to site; draws on local building traditions, materials, and crafts; and strives to create a sense of community is not recent. Yet, the way it has evolved in the past few years in the hands of some of the world's most accomplished architects is indeed defining a new movement. From the rammed-earth houses of Rick Joy and Pacific Northwest timber houses of Tom Kundig, to the community-built structures of Rural Studio and Francis Kéré, designers everywhere are championing an architecture that exists from, in, and for a specific place. The stunning projects, presented here in the first book to examine this global shift, were featured at the thirteenth and final Ghost conference held in 2011, organized by Nova Scotia architect, educator, and local practitioner Brian MacKay-Lyons. The result is the most complete collection of contemporary regionalist architecture available, with essays by early proponents of the movement, including Kenneth Frampton, Juhani Pallasmaa, and Pritzker Prize–winning architect Glenn Murcutt.

Site Design for Multifamily Housing

Author: Nico Larco
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 9781610915458
Release Date: 2014-04-17
Genre: Architecture

The United States is over eighty percent urbanized, yet over half of the population still lives in suburban settings, characterized by low-density, automobile-dependent development with separated land uses. These disconnected and isolated models of development have been linked to increased greenhouse-gas emissions and reduced quality of life, health, and social connections. In Site Design for Multifamily Housing: Creating Livable, Connected Neighborhoods, the authors explain that creating more livable and vital communities is within reach and the design and development of multifamily housing is a key component to reaching this goal. Multifamily housing is an important component of increasing density, but large lot multifamily developments often lack connectivity and hence limit livability and walkability. Multifamily housing in suburban areas presents greater challenges than in urban areas due in part to larger lot sizes and street patterns that are often a mix of cul-de-sac, curved, looped, and dead-end streets. Increasing the livability of these developments is an important first step in affecting the livability of the country as a whole. This handbook introduces planners, developers, and designers to ten key elements of multifamily site design, comparing typical and recommended conditions. Case studies of successful large lot multifamily developments as well as retrofit proposals for existing developments with low internal and external connectivity will demonstrate how the tools in the book can be applied. Examples are drawn from Oregon, California, North Carolina, and Arizona. The ideas and tools in this book, including the planning checklist, code guide, and code summaries, will help users to create more livable, vibrant, and healthy communities.

The Housing Design Handbook

Author: David Levitt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135871765
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Architecture

How well have architects succeeded in building housing and what lessons can be learned from their triumphs and failures? The Housing Design Handbook will give you a complete understanding of what makes successful housing design. Through the analysis of work by Levitt Bernstein and a wide range of other UK practices, it illustrates good design principles and accumulates a wealth of knowledge in a readily accessible format for the first time. Written by a recognised authority in the field, the book provides: a range of cases to illustrate the way that different issues in the design of housing have been approached and with what degree of success a review of the place of housing as the most significant built form in the urban landscape an understanding of the importance of achieving a sense of place as the bedrock of social continuity a discussion of how flexibility might be achieved in order to accommodate future changes in housing need, if wholesale demolition and replacement is to be avoided more recent examples which explore why certain social groupings are more resistant to design innovation than others and why there has been such an architectural breakthrough in market led, higher density urban living. David Levitt examines the ideas behind the schemes and assesses how successful and sustainable those ideas have proved, making this an essential reference for professionals and students practicing and studying the design and commissioning of housing.

Audubon Birdhouse Book

Author: Margaret A. Barker
Publisher: Voyageur Press
ISBN: 9781627880831
Release Date: 2013-11-15
Genre: Nature

DIVA visit to almost any home or garden center presents birders with numerous cute and colorful contraptions that are sold as bird homes. But the fact is, many of these products provide anything but a safe refuge for your feathered friends./divDIV /divDIVProduced in association with the National Audubon Society, Audubon Birdhouse Book explains how to build and place functional DIY bird homes that are safe and appropriate for more than 20 classic North American species, from wrens to raptors. Each of the easy-to-build boxes and shelves within is accompanied by cut lists, specially created line diagrams, and step-by-step photography, making the projects accessible to those with even the most rudimentary woodworking skills. In addition, this practical and beautifully presented guide is packed with color photography and information about the bird species covered—including titmice, chickadees, nuthatches, phoebes, swallows, waterfowl, and even kestrels and owls—to help the reader properly place and maintain the homes to attract birds. And because these projects are the product of years of experience and field-testing, you can be sure you’re getting the best advice regarding proper design, safe construction materials, and correct home placement to mitigate exposure to elements, pests, and predators. Finally, beyond the birdhouses, you’ll find out how you can contribute to the larger birding community and even enhance your birding experience with the aid of new technologies./div

Apartment Buildings Now

Author: Carles Broto
Publisher: Links International
ISBN: 8416239894
Release Date: 2016-05-15
Genre: Architecture

A MUST-HAVE FOR ARCHITECTS. 300 PAGES OF CUTTING EDGE DESIGNS. FULL COLOR PHOTOS, PLANS AND CONSTRUCTION DETAILS.

New Aging

Author: Matthias Hollwich
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698196445
Release Date: 2016-03-29
Genre: Self-Help

Aging is a gift that we receive with life—and in New Aging, the architect Matthias Hollwich outlines smart, simple ideas to help us experience it that way. New Aging invites us to take everything we associate with aging—the loss of freedom and vitality, the cold and sterile nursing homes, the boredom—and throw it out the window. As an architect, Matthias Hollwich is devoted to finding ways in which we can shape our living spaces and communities to make aging a graceful and fulfilling aspect of our lives. Now he has distilled his research into a collection of simple, visionary principles—brought to life with bright, colorful illustrations—that will inspire you to think creatively about how you can change your habits and environments to suit your evolving needs as you age. With advice ranging from practical design tips for making your home safer and more comfortable to thought-provoking ideas on how we work, relax, and interact with our neighbors, and even how we eat, New Aging will inspire you and your loved ones to live smarter today so you can live better tomorrow. From the Trade Paperback edition.