Item description for Row Houses: A Housing Typology by Gunter Pfeifer & Per Brauneck...
To continue developing existing building types in an intelligent way is a crucial task in the field of residential building. A deeper understanding of the underlying types is indispensable for the success of the individual design, as well as for ensuring that tried and tested structures can be utilized, repeated, and varied in a wide variety of situations.
For this typology of residential buildings, the authors have developed systematic new presentations of the most innovative types. Each individual volume lays out the possibilities for using and transforming a particular form of residential structure.
The first volume deals with the various types of the courtyard house, which utilizes the courtyard as an intimate outdoor living space. A presentation of the courtyard as a building block of the city is followed by coverage of the complete spectrum of types - cluster, network, carpet, terraces, etc.
The second volume is devoted to the various types of row house, a particularly widespread form of residential structure. A general discussion of the row as organizing principle - the row as urban building block, linear space, ways of handling corners - is followed by the systematic presentation of the different types.
Within each type, variants are distinguished according to how they organize space, their number of floors, etc. The range of possible solutions is presented in uniform ground plans newly drawn to scale.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 8.75" Height: 10.75" Weight: 1.35 lbs.
Release Date Dec 11, 2007
Publisher Birkhäuser Basel
ISBN 3764378387 ISBN13 9783764378387
Availability 0 units.
More About Gunter Pfeifer & Per Brauneck
Gunter Pfeifer worked from 1975 to 2000 in LC6rrach, where his primary focus was housing construction. Since 1992, he has taught design and high-rise construction as a professor at the Technical University in Darmstadt. In 2001 he founded the firm Pfeifer Roser Kuhn together with Harald Roser and Christoph Kuhn. www.pfeifer-kuhn.de
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new standard for building type publications Apr 11, 2008
This is an excellent piece of research on the all pervasive housing type; the rowhouse. It is not an historical overview; it is a series of speculative projects, some student projects, with beautifully realized works of architecture as well. They point towards certain areas of research, into new possibiities of the type; spatial and subdivision innovations, interesting responses to topography, accommodation of parking, and different levels of interaction with the street. Highly recommended.