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Supports: An Alternative to Mass Housing

N. J. Habraken

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ISBN 10: 1872811035 / ISBN 13: 9781872811031
Published by Urban International Press, 1999
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Title: Supports: An Alternative to Mass Housing

Publisher: Urban International Press

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

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The architecture / housing / urbanism book that launched the Supports / Open Building movement worldwide, this is the new second English edition of the seminal work published throughout the world, originally published in English as Supports: An Alternative to Mass Housing. In this book, author Nicholas John Habraken first proposed the support (base building) / infill approach to housing, an approach at the forefront of the housing and environmental movements, now implemented world-wide.

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N.J. Habraken has served as Founding Director of the SAR Foundation, Founding Chair of the Department of Architecture Design at eindhoven Technical University, and Professor and Head of the Department of Architecture and Urban Design at the Massachussetts Institute of Technology, where he is Professor Emeritus. Habraken is an honorary member of the Architectural Institute of Japan, and author of six books, including VARIATIONS: THE SYSTEMATIC DESIGN OF SUPPORTS and THE STRUCTURE OF THE ORDINARY

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