Flexible housing is housing that can adjust to the changing needs of the user and accommodate new technologies as they emerge.
Flexible Housing by Jeremy Till and Tatjana Schneider examines the past, present and future of this important subject through over 160 international examples. Specially commissioned plans, printed to scale, together with over 200 illustrations and diagrams provide fascinating detail and allow direct visual comparisons to be made. Combining history, theory and design the book explains the social and economic benefits that can be achieved and shows the various ways it has been and can be delivered. The book ends with an accessible guide to how flexible housing might be designed and constructed today to achieve adaptable and ultimately sustainable buildings.
Housing designers, housing managers and students of architecture, construction and housing will find this book of immense value both as a comprehensive reference and design manual.
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By Robert B. Musburger, Robert B. Musburger, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus and former Director of the School of Communication, University of Houston, USA. He has worked for 20 years in professional broadcasting, serving as camera operator, director, producer, writer, and has received numerous awards for his video work and teaching.Review:
“An exemplary body of architecturally-relevant research...offering comparative design plans, well-researched historical referencing, a new classification system and a practical manual/tool kit. An innovative and brave approach...”
– Winner: 2007 RIBA President’s Awards for Research for Outstanding University-located Research
“...the first text that presents a comprehensive review of the history, theory and implementation of flexible housing, with a complete analysis of each of these possibilities... a book of unquestionable value in both reference and historical record as a manual and design guide... for every designer, historian or researcher interested in the subject.”– Arquilecturas
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