The Urban Housing Handbook


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<p><b>An insightful and revealing look at the intersection of housing and urban design</b></p> <p>In the newly revised Second Edition of <i>The Urban Housing Handbook</i>, distinguished scholars and architects Eric Firley and Victor Deupi deliver a vital design and analysis tool for housing practitioners, students, and researchers. The book outlines the characteristics of many of the most interesting and notable housing typologies, studied against a background of increasing densification.&nbsp;</p> <p>The latest edition of the handbook offers graphic representations and analyses of more than 30 urban case studies from across the world. Each chapter includes a fully-explored traditional housing type followed by a contemporary example of similar spatial configuration that addresses changing trends in architecture and urban design.</p> <p>The book discusses four housing categories&mdash;courtyard houses, row houses, compound housing, and apartment buildings. It also includes:</p> <ul> <li>A thorough introduction to the relationship between an individual housing unit and the urban fabric that it creates through repetition</li> <li>A strong focus on dense metropolitan projects from around the world</li> <li>A set of key figures that translate visual information into metrics</li> <li>Unique, original drawings of illustrated housing accompanied by aerial and street-level context photos</li> </ul> <p>Perfect for architects and urban designers, <i>The Urban Housing Handbook</i> is also an ideal resource for urban planners, housing developers, builders, and housing trust professionals.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>