Author Rowe, Peter G
Title Urban Intensities : Contemporary Housing Types and Territories
Imprint Basel/Berlin/Boston : Walter de Gruyter GmbH, 2014
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Descript 1 online resource (240 pages)
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Note Intro -- INTRODUCTION -- URBAN BLOCK SHAPERS -- Precedents: From Plan Zuid to the Meander -- Contemporary Cases: Building in Barcelona and Los Angeles -- Convergences and Contexts -- HOUSING AND LANDSCAPES -- Precedents: From Active Mergers to Objects of Contemplation -- Contemporary Cases: Houses and New Grounds -- Trends, Consistencies, and Contexts -- SUPERBLOCK CONFIGURATIONS -- Precedents: From Mass Housing to a New Urban Lifestyle -- Contemporary Cases: Chinese Superblocks in Beijing -- Dimensional Issues, Strategies, and Domain Definitions -- TALL TOWERS -- Precedents: Early Beginnings, Mass Provision, and Dwelling Diversity -- Contemporary Cases: Expressions of Sustainability and Variation -- Balancing Dwelling and Conditions of Variation, Separation, and Resilience -- BIG BUILDINGS -- Precedents: From Unités to Sprawling Complexes and Green Buildings -- Contemporary Cases: Big Buildings in Urban Circumstances\ -- Community and Balances Among Residential and Other Factors -- INFRASTRUCTURAL ENGAGEMENTS -- Precedents: Direct Engagements and Reifications -- Contemporary Cases: Re-occupation of Urban Sites -- Typal Independence, Reciprocity, and Contextual Influence -- INDIGENOUS REINTERPRETATIONS -- Precedents: Codes, Associations, and Reproductions -- Contemporary Cases: References to the Past in Beijing and Shanghai -- Contextual Engagements and Differences Between Form and Figure -- INFILL AND PUNTAL INTERVENTIONS -- Precedents: Infills, Unit Ensembles, and Intervention Processes -- Contemporary Cases: Single Houses and Ensembles of Units -- Animation, Completion, Contradistinction, and Other Outcomes -- HOUSING SPECIAL POPULATIONS -- Precedents: Recent Social, Student, and Elderly Housing -- Contemporary Cases: From Slum Reparation to Co-op Life -- Flexibility, Accommodating Change, and Special Programming -- A TURNING POINT
Constants and Trends -- Metrics and Measures -- Selected Projects and Contextual Connectivity -- Units, Types, and Use Mixes by Categories -- Notes -- Index -- About the Authors, Acknowledgements, Credits, Colophon
This book combines the architectural and urban scales to demonstrate that urban intensity determines the success of housing. The authors provide a typology of housing according to the ways in which diversity and density are created. Comparisons with historical models and critical appraisals based on the authors' unique standing give information on the pros and cons of major types of housing, their pitfalls and successful examples
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Rowe, Peter G. Urban Intensities : Contemporary Housing Types and Territories Basel/Berlin/Boston : Walter de Gruyter GmbH,c2014 9783038214779
Subject City planning.;Urban density.;Housing.;Architecture and society
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Alt Author Kan, Har Ye