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Building Type Basics for Housing, Second Edition

Product Code/ISBN: 9780470404645

Here you'll find 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.

Building Type Basics for Housing:

  • 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.

Building Type Basics for Housing provides authoritative information instantly and can save you countless hours of research!