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Author Sully, Anthony, author
Title The estate house re-designed / by Anthony Sully
Imprint Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2019
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Descript 1 online resource (xli, 276 pages) : illustrations, digital ; 24 cm
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Note Part I: Housing Background and History -- Part II: Case Studies -- Part III: Living in the Home -- Part IV: Geometry and Science -- Part V: A Project Proposal - Two Concept Versions -- Part VI: Building Technology
The book demonstrates how new houses can be designed to be more sustainable and ergonomic. Specifically, it describes a prototype building that could be constructed in the near future. Responding to some of the poor standards of mass estate housing in the UK and its out-of-date space standards, it contributes towards improving the current status quo by describing a house design, including drawings, that can compete with today's mass housing. The author examines the traditional geometrical reliance on the square in the design of houses and the planning of housing estates and promotes instead the adoption of polygonal forms. This is explained using geometric analysis, diagrams and references to existing housing. These concepts have been developed with reference to technical literature from various companies with one company interested in taking it further. Providing a novel and up-to-date design concept, this book is of value to practitioners and researchers looking to improve the standard of mass housing in the UK. It is also of interest to anyone wishing to build their own house and to manufacturers wanting to move into modern housing technology
Host Item Springer eBooks
Subject Architecture, Domestic -- Great Britain -- Designs and plans
Dwellings -- Great Britain -- Design and construction
Building Construction and Design
Sustainable Architecture/Green Buildings
Building Physics, HVAC
Building Materials
Landscape/Regional and Urban Planning
Alt Author SpringerLink (Online service)
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