Building Type Basics for Housing

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Finally, a nuts-and-bolts guide to all the design considerations for a variety of housing-from planning and site layout to building design. Complete with descriptive illustrations, this useful resource offers essential information, guidelines, and planning concepts for building projects for single-family detached units; townhouses; multi-family; mid-rise and high-rise buildings; and housing in mixed-use buildings.

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Building Type Basics for Housing presents knowledgeable, real-world advice for architects, planners, engineers, and developers to create superlative design projects for a variety of housing types. Award-winning design firm Goody Clancy provides guidelines, planning concepts, and lessons learned from a variety of housing projects—ranging from single-family detached units and townhouses to multi-family, mid-rise and high-rise buildings, and housing in mixed-use buildings.

Practical coverage of essential topics such as community-planning, site layout, zoning and code issues, parking strategies, and the selection of building materials and systems steer the project team toward sound decisions early in the planning cycle. Clear photographs and drawings and easy-to-follow information offer insight into cutting-edge trends in residential design. Innovative case studies offer examples of the full range of housing types and illustrate the key principles of housing design.

This indispensable guide:

  • Asks and answers twenty questions that frequently arise in the early phases of a housing commission
  • Provides project photographs, diagrams, plans, and sections for a full range of housing densities
  • Presents a clear and concise introduction to building systems and the process of obtaining financing, approvals, and support for developments

This conveniently organized quick reference is an invaluable guide for busy, dedicated professionals who want to get moving quickly as they embark on a new project. Like every Building Type Basics book, it provides authoritative, up-to-date information instantly and saves professionals countless hours of research.

GOODY CLANCY: Architecture, Planning, Preservation is a Boston-based firm with nearly fifty years of experience in the planning and design of housing. The firm's residential designs have won numerous awards from the American Institute of Architects, the Urban Land Institute, and the United Nations. The Wall Street Journal called the firm's master plan for rebuilding Chicago's Cabrini Green, "a model for revitalizing neighborhoods," and called it one of the most significant projects at the turn of the millennium.

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The fastest wayto straighten out the learning curve on specialized design projects

"The series is welcome . . . By providing recent buildings as examples, supported with technical information and charts of design criteria, these books attempt to bridge the gap between theory and practice."
—Oculus

Building Type Basics books provide architects, planners, and developers with the essentials they need to jump-start the design of a variety of specialized building types. In each volume, leading national figures in the field address the key questions that shape the early phases of a project commission. The answers to these questions provide instant information in a convenient, easy-to-follow format. The result is an excellent, hands-on reference that puts critical information at professionals' fingertips.

Building Type Basics for Housing is a nuts-and-bolts guide to all the design considerations for a variety of housing—from planning and site layout to building design. Complete with descriptive illustrations, this useful resource offers essential information, guidelines, and planning concepts for building projects for single-family detached units; townhouses; multi-family; mid-rise and high-rise buildings; and housing in mixed-use buildings.

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