Row Houses – A Housing Typology

By Günter Pfeifer, Per Brauneck
Publisher: Birkhäuser Basel
Number Of Pages: 112
Publication Date: 2007-12-11
ISBN-10 / ASIN: 3764378387
ISBN-13 / EAN: 9783764378387
Binding: Paperback

Book Description:
To continue developing existing building types in an
intelligent way is a crucial task in the field of residential
building. A deeper understanding of the underlying types is
indispensable for the success of the individual design, as well
as for ensuring that tried and tested structures can be utilized,
repeated, and varied in a wide variety of situations.
For this typology of residential buildings, the authors have
developed systematic new presentations of the most innovative
types. Each individual volume lays out the possibilities for
using and transforming a particular form of residential structure.
The first volume deals with the various types of the courtyard
house, which utilizes the courtyard as an intimate outdoor living
space. A presentation of the courtyard as a building block of the
city is followed by coverage of the complete spectrum of types –
cluster, network, carpet, terraces, etc.
The second volume is devoted to the various types of row house, a
particularly widespread form of residential structure. A general
discussion of the row as organizing principle – the row as urban
building block, linear space, ways of handling corners – is followed
by the systematic presentation of the different types.
Within each type, variants are distinguished according to how they

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