Urban Intensities

Urban Intensities

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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.The ground floor unit measures six meters by six meters and can expand its width into the adjacent three meters of its lot, ... sleeping quarters; the double-storey extensions help to double the living/dining areas as well as serve as bedrooms. ... general adaptability where participatory design strategies and layered schemes evolve dynamically, much like Quinta ... campamentoes to the barrios, and favelas, and the cheap and substandard housing often associated with low- cost housing.

Title:Urban Intensities
Author:Peter G. Rowe, Har Ye Kan
Publisher:Birkhäuser - 2014-08-20


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