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Despite a prolonged slump in the housing market, the demand for residential green building remains strong. More than ever, professionals need reliable information about how to construct or retrofit livable, sustainable, and economical homes. With Fundamentals of Sustainable Dwellings , Avi Friedman provides that resource. The book begins with a ...
Fundamentals of Sustainable Dwellings
Despite a prolonged slump in the housing market, the demand for residential green building remains strong. More than ever, professionals need reliable information about how to construct or retrofit livable, sustainable, and economical homes. With Fundamentals of Sustainable Dwellings , Avi Friedman provides that resource. The book begins with a concise overview of green building principles, covering topics such as sustainable resources and common certification methods. Each following chapter examines a critical aspect of green home construction, from siting to waste management options, and features a contemporary project in which designers strove to achieve sustainability while adhering to real world constraints. The result is a practical guide for every professional in the burgeoning field of residential green building.
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42.66 USD

Fundamentals of Sustainable Dwellings

by Avi Friedman
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Innovation in planning is essential to dealing with the challenges society currently faces, from urban sprawl to climate change. In this book, Avi Friedman looks at both new and revived sustainable strategies at a neighborhood level to explore options for both rehabilitating older communities as well as options for those ...
Designing Sustainable Communities
Innovation in planning is essential to dealing with the challenges society currently faces, from urban sprawl to climate change. In this book, Avi Friedman looks at both new and revived sustainable strategies at a neighborhood level to explore options for both rehabilitating older communities as well as options for those projects being designed from scratch. The book takes a holistic approach to sustainable community design, covering aspects such as: - Transportation and how to avoid reliance on private vehicles - Ecological, psychological and economic values of open spaces - Neighborhood resilience and health - Affordability and energy consumption Interviews with and information from designers of sustainable communities provide first-hand insight into their development. Outstanding illustrated case studies from communities throughout the world add depth and insight into this important subject.
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64.83 USD

Designing Sustainable Communities

by Avi Friedman
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A presentation of contemporary houses that demonstrates how domesticity can be beautiful and still help the planet. Have we passed a tipping point beyond which we can no longer reverse a course of action that was charted several decades ago Sustainable: Houses with Small Footprints argues that we can indeed ...
Sustainable: Houses with Small Footprints
A presentation of contemporary houses that demonstrates how domesticity can be beautiful and still help the planet. Have we passed a tipping point beyond which we can no longer reverse a course of action that was charted several decades ago Sustainable: Houses with Small Footprints argues that we can indeed detach our dwellings from a dependence on many external systems and resources and adopt other building practices. What is known as living off the grid is possible, and Sustainable presents forty-five houses that demonstrate how architects have implemented sustainable design concepts around the world. These projects show us what time-tested vernacular design principles-including local materials, natural ventilation strategies, and earth shelter construction-can teach us, as well as how the latest cutting-edge technologies-such as indoor farming and living walls made of plant material-can make truly sustainable design possible. The variety and ingenuity of the projects featured here make Sustainable a uniquely coherent and authoritative volume on sustainable residential design.
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47.250000 USD

Sustainable: Houses with Small Footprints

by Avi Friedman
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A fascinating insight into university accommodation. Current design modes of student residences are facing challenges of both philosophy and form. Past approaches no longer sustain new demands and require innovative thinking. The need for a new outlook is propelled by fundamental changes that touch upon environmental, economic, and social factors. ...
Innovative Student Residences
A fascinating insight into university accommodation. Current design modes of student residences are facing challenges of both philosophy and form. Past approaches no longer sustain new demands and require innovative thinking. The need for a new outlook is propelled by fundamental changes that touch upon environmental, economic, and social factors. Thinking innovatively about university accommodation led to the idea to write 'Innovative Student Residences.' The author offers a fascinating insight into contemporary design concepts and illustrates them with outstanding examples, showcased by full-colour photography and detailed plans. Architects featured include: Architectus, Australia; Tony Owen Partners and Silvester Fuller, Australia; Baumschlager and Eberle, Austria; Tetreault Parent Languedoc and Saia Barbarese Topouzanov, Canada; Regis Cote et associes, architectes, Canada; NOBEL Arkitekter, Denmark; Lundgaard and Tranberg Arkitekter, Denmark; ARKITEMA Architects, Denmark; AART, Denmark; Emmanuel Combarel Dominic Marrec Architectes, France; Charlotte Cattani and Alberto Cattani Architectes, France; 2A Design (formerly CG Architectes), France; OFIS Arhitekti, France; Arge Werner Wirsing Bogevischs Buero, Germany; Arons en Gelauff Architecten, The Netherlands, Architectenbureau Marlies Rohmer, The Netherlands; Mecanoo Architecten, The Netherlands; Fact Architects, The Netherlands; Studioninedots, The Netherlands; Tempohousing Global, The Netherlands; Architectus, New Zealand; MEK architects, Norway; Bevk Perovic Arhitekti, Slovenia; Mateo Arquitectura, Spain; H Arquitectes and dataAE, Spain; Hawkins\Brown, United Kingdom; Haworth Tompkins Architects, United Kingdom; GWP Architecture, United Kingdom; GWP Architecture, United Kingdom; Haworth Tompkins Architects, United Kingdom; Kieran Timberlake, United States; Mahlum, United States; Studio E Architects, United States; JAHN, United States; Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects, United States; Carrier Johnson + Culture, United States; Steven Holl Architects, United States; Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects, United States. AUTHOR: Avi Friedman is professor of architecture at McGill University, Montreal. SELLING POINTS: - Fascinating insight into university accommodation - Includes lavish photography - Features projects in the USA and Europe, including the UK and France 200 col.
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63.000000 USD

Innovative Student Residences

by Avi Friedman
Hardback
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Capitalize on a Comprehensive New Process for Planning and Designing Sustainable Green Communities Written by internationally renowned architect Avi Friedman, Sustainable Residential Development equips you with a much-needed process and examples for planning and designing green communities. This landmark resource explains the principles of green building and how to apply ...
Sustainable Residential Development: Planning and Design for Green Neighborhoods
Capitalize on a Comprehensive New Process for Planning and Designing Sustainable Green Communities Written by internationally renowned architect Avi Friedman, Sustainable Residential Development equips you with a much-needed process and examples for planning and designing green communities. This landmark resource explains the principles of green building and how to apply them to residential development, presenting guidelines for creating communities that balance social, economic, and environmental needs. Filled with plans, elevations, and vignettes, the book shows how to incorporate wind direction, sun exposure, tree preservation, topography, and public spaces into site plan. It also shows how to design high-density neighborhoods...apply green design and construction principles by using local materials and techniques, solar power, waste management, and water efficiency...as well as rehabilitate neighborhoods while respecting their heritage. Sustainable Residential Development features: Expert guidelines for planning and designing communities that balance social, economic, and environmental needs A wealth of international and U.S. case studies and examples that illustrate the principles of sustainable community design Over 100 downloadable plans and elevations that offer a head start for planning and designing sustainable communities Inside this Green Planning and Design Guide: * Defining and Applying Principles of Sustainability in Neighborhood Development * Learning Lessons from the Past: The Rise of Suburbia * Site Selection and Analysis * Strategies for High-Density Neighborhoods: The New Urbanism * Planning, Design, and Construction Principles for Sustainability * The Urban Renewal Process and Architectural Heritage * Balancing Environmental, Cultural, and Economic Needs: A Framework for Greener Neighborhoods
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74.550000 USD

Sustainable Residential Development: Planning and Design for Green Neighborhoods

by Avi Friedman
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Current design of apartment buildings is facing challenges of philosophy and form. Past approaches no longer sustain new demands and require innovative thinking. The need for a new outlook is propelled by fundamental changes that touch upon environmental, economic, cultural and social aspects that led to the writing of this ...
Innovative Apartment Buildings: New Directions in Sustainable Design
Current design of apartment buildings is facing challenges of philosophy and form. Past approaches no longer sustain new demands and require innovative thinking. The need for a new outlook is propelled by fundamental changes that touch upon environmental, economic, cultural and social aspects that led to the writing of this book. The depletion of non-renewable natural resources and climate change are a few of the environmental challenges that prompted designers to reconsider conceptual approaches in favour of ones that promote a better suitability between buildings and their environments. Concepts that minimize the buildings carbon footprint, passive solar gain, net-zero structures and water harvesting system are some of the contemporary strategies that architects and builders are integrating into their thought processes and design. Increasing costs of material, labour, land and infrastructure have posed economic challenges with affordability being paramount among them. The need to do with less brings about concepts that include adaptable dwellings, and smaller-sized yet quality-designed housing. Social challenges are also drawing attention. As the 'baby-boom' generation plans now for retirement, housing an elderly population will take priority. Walkable communities, aging in place, live-work residences, and multigenerational living are some of the concepts considered. The book offers information on contemporary design concepts and illustrates them with plans and photographs of outstanding international examples.
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102.21 USD

Innovative Apartment Buildings: New Directions in Sustainable Design

by Avi Friedman
Hardback
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This timely book introduces architects, engineers, builders, and urban planners to a range of contemporary community design concepts and illustrates them with outstanding case studies from around the world. Drawing on successful projects from London, New Mexico, Austria, and the Netherlands, Innovative Sustainable Communities presents planning concepts that minimize developments' ...
Fundamentals of Sustainable Neighbourhoods
This timely book introduces architects, engineers, builders, and urban planners to a range of contemporary community design concepts and illustrates them with outstanding case studies from around the world. Drawing on successful projects from London, New Mexico, Austria, and the Netherlands, Innovative Sustainable Communities presents planning concepts that minimize developments' carbon footprint through compact communities, adaptable and expandable dwellings, edible landscape, and smaller-sized yet quality designed housing.
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146.990000 USD

Fundamentals of Sustainable Neighbourhoods

by Avi Friedman
Hardback
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A View from the Porch: Rethinking Home and Community Design
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20.990000 USD

A View from the Porch: Rethinking Home and Community Design

by Avi Friedman
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The term smart in reference to homes and communities describes places whose function is related to or affected by information technology. In the wake of the on-going digital revolutions of the 21st century, designers and planners are paying significant attention to the design of dwellings and neighbourhoods and are considering ...
Smart Homes and Communities
The term smart in reference to homes and communities describes places whose function is related to or affected by information technology. In the wake of the on-going digital revolutions of the 21st century, designers and planners are paying significant attention to the design of dwellings and neighbourhoods and are considering new economic realities, by integrating innovative digital appliances, which are also helping to foster economic sustainability for future generations. In this important book, Avi Friedman, Professor of Architecture at McGill University in Montreal, examines these concepts and their applications through several revealing essays, which are illustrated with lavish full-colour photography, detailed diagrams, and technological insight through a selection of case studies from around the globe. The text comprehensively investigates several key topics, namely the correlations between the built and the natural environments and their ecological attributes; issues of mobility and transportation; the mixing of amenities and residences; district heating and other energy efficiencies; planning for green open space while considering the residents' lifestyle; edible landscapes and novel urban agriculture practices and their implementation; reducing a community footprint with regards to the evolution of high-density living; the principles of heritage conservation within communities, where social, economic, and environmental issues are all present, where old is mixed with new; how sustainability is achieved when dwellings are designed for and equipped with advanced green technologies, for adaptable homes, multi-generational dwellings, add-in and add-on units, and plug and play, among others.
68.17 USD

Smart Homes and Communities

by Avi Friedman
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Small and mid-sized suburban towns house two-thirds of the world's population and current modes of planning for these municipalities are facing challenges of both philosophy and form. Common approaches that have prevailed in past decades no longer sustain new demands and require innovative thinking. Rather than dismissing small and mid-sized ...
Planning Small and Mid-Sized Towns: Designing and Retrofitting for Sustainability
Small and mid-sized suburban towns house two-thirds of the world's population and current modes of planning for these municipalities are facing challenges of both philosophy and form. Common approaches that have prevailed in past decades no longer sustain new demands and require innovative thinking. Rather than dismissing small and mid-sized towns as unattractive suburban sprawl, Planning Small and Mid-Sized Towns offers ideas and methods on how small isolated and edge towns can be designed and retooled into sustainable, affordable and adaptable communities. Coverage includes: * the evolution of small towns * mobility and connectivity * neighborhood and sustainable dwelling design * town centers and urban renewal * economic sustainability and wealth generation, and more. With numerous case studies from North America and Europe and over 150 color photographs, maps, and illustrations, Planning Small and Mid-Sized Towns is a valuable, practical resource for professional planners and urban designers, as well as students in these disciplines.
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64.000000 USD
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The book introduces challenges affecting smaller urban communities with fewer than 50,000 inhabitants and offers urban planning and building/architectural strategies to strengthen their city centers. It divides urban renewal of small towns into sub-components such as environmental challenges, demographic trends, economic changes and cultural aspects, and aging infrastructure. In each, ...
Fundamentals of Sustainable Urban Renewal in Small and Mid-Sized Towns
The book introduces challenges affecting smaller urban communities with fewer than 50,000 inhabitants and offers urban planning and building/architectural strategies to strengthen their city centers. It divides urban renewal of small towns into sub-components such as environmental challenges, demographic trends, economic changes and cultural aspects, and aging infrastructure. In each, context is established, and principles are outlined and illustrated. Topics include urban form, mobility and connectivity, infill neighborhoods design, wealth generation, and promotion of local culture and well-being. Reinforced with detailed case studies, Fundamentals of Sustainable Urban Renewal in Small and Mid-Sized Towns is an ideal resource for municipal planners, architects, civil engineers, and policy makers.
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188.990000 USD
Hardback
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In The Grow Home, Avi Friedman, winner of the United Nations World Habitat Award and internationally acclaimed architect, recounts the genesis and development of his innovative project in. Like the auto industrys approach to the economy car, Friedmans Grow Home gives people what they need in a house at an ...
The Grow Home
In The Grow Home, Avi Friedman, winner of the United Nations World Habitat Award and internationally acclaimed architect, recounts the genesis and development of his innovative project in. Like the auto industrys approach to the economy car, Friedmans Grow Home gives people what they need in a house at an affordable price - a quality product that allows both the perimeter and interior of a house to be expanded and changed to fit the space needs and budget of its owners. Frills are extra. With economic restructuring, demographic shifts, and lifestyle changes, the traditional family - working father, stay-at-home mother, two to three children - is no longer the norm and the need for smaller homes at moderate cost has skyrocketed. The first prototype of the Grow Home was built on the campus of McGill University in 1990 and more than one thousand units were built across North America and Europe in the first year alone. In this illustrated guide, Friedman describes the background, conception, and construction of these modest (14 x 36) homes. He details their construction for prospective owners, builders, and architects, showing how past and contemporary precedents were transformed and how the first versions were adapted by the building industry. Visits to completed Grow Homes shed light on why such homes were purchased and the process by which they grew. Friedman also shows how the design has been adapted for prefabrication to meet the needs of the developing world. He describes the contribution that small-unit design makes to saving valuable natural resources and shares his experiences in planning communities based on the Grow Home. The Grow Home reveals the development and history of a concept that revolutionizes the home and building industry, has been translated into over 10,000 housing units and has received, among many accolades, the United Nations World Habitat Award
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115.500000 USD

The Grow Home

by Avi Friedman
Hardback
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This is an essential, highly visual architectural design resource for affordable housing. Homes Within Reach provides the first systematic guide for planning, designing, and constructing modest, yet high-quality, homes. From sitting and foundations to systems, layouts, and interior and exterior finishes, it covers dozens of design and construction techniques that ...
The Homes within Reach: A Guide to the Planning, Design and Construction of Affordable Homes and Communities
This is an essential, highly visual architectural design resource for affordable housing. Homes Within Reach provides the first systematic guide for planning, designing, and constructing modest, yet high-quality, homes. From sitting and foundations to systems, layouts, and interior and exterior finishes, it covers dozens of design and construction techniques that promote housing quality with sensitivity to lowering costs. Homes Within Reach is packed with hundreds of photographs, and architectural design details, making it a practical visual reference, covering such topics as: selection of location and lot size with consideration of zoning; conceptual approaches to space design, access, circulation, and finishes; preconstruction phases and key building components, such as foundation, framing, window selection, prefabrication, and mechanical systems; the subdivision - density measurement units and the relationship of lots to both the homes built on them and the street front; parking arrangements, pedestrian and cyclist paths, and project infrastructure; design strategies for open spaces for outdoor and leisure activities; and, infill housing, including approaches to take advantage of existing infrastructures. Complete with demonstration projects, checklists, and cost-analysis, Homes Within Reach is a valuable resource for architects.
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47.63 USD
Hardback
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More people than ever are living in North America's suburbs. But are the suburbs becoming more unmanageable in the face of rapidly changing social, technological, and environmental conditions of the twenty-first century? Are the planning processes that regulated development in the suburbs for the last fifty years breaking down? Will ...
Planning the New Suburbia: Flexibility by Design
More people than ever are living in North America's suburbs. But are the suburbs becoming more unmanageable in the face of rapidly changing social, technological, and environmental conditions of the twenty-first century? Are the planning processes that regulated development in the suburbs for the last fifty years breaking down? Will suburban sprawl continue to be the inevitable result?Planning for the New Suburbia challenges established planning conventions and proposes a new approach to the design and regulation of suburban development that recognizes its evolutionary nature. The approach encompasses new as well as existing communities, and it encourages and outlines an additive process of gradual, small-scale transformations that enable a neighbourhood to develop holistically. An architect and planner, Avi Friedman suggests new methods that would enable urban planners to conceive and inhabitants to adapt communities and homes to their evolving needs as a result of changing family size, an aging population, or new working conditions. Three case studies are offered as practical examples of this approach, and all are generously illustrated with drawings, plans, and photographs to demonstrate the author's ideas in action.Rather than dismissing a suburb as an unattractive, impersonal sprawl, this book shows how they can be modified into affordable, adaptable, and environmentally sustainable communities.
100.800000 USD
Hardback
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Recent societal changes have brought about renewed interest from architects, town planners, housing officials and the public in terraces and townhouses. The small footprint that this style of house occupies allows a sustainable high density approach to habitation, slowing sprawl and creating energy-efficient affordable living. Townhouses have been used for ...
Town and Terraced Housing: For Affordability and Sustainability
Recent societal changes have brought about renewed interest from architects, town planners, housing officials and the public in terraces and townhouses. The small footprint that this style of house occupies allows a sustainable high density approach to habitation, slowing sprawl and creating energy-efficient affordable living. Townhouses have been used for hundreds of years, and their evolution is covered from their inception right up to the present day. With the changing demographics of buyers in mind, Avi Friedman details how the design of these houses can be adapted to keep-up with contemporary needs. Friedman uses a systematic approach to cover the many facets of townhouses from interior design and construction methods, to urban planning issues like adjusting to the site's natural conditions, street configurations and open spaces. This approach creates a book which will be a valuable resource for those involved in the planning, design and creation of terraced and town houses. Over 150 detailed diagrams and plans, and eighty photos, illustrate the essential elements of this style of housing. In the final chapter, lessons learnt throughout the book are draw together in ten broad ranging case study projects, showing how the various aspects can be put into practice.
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138.61 USD
Hardback
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With today's instant communication, the way we observe other people, other cultures, and other times has altered, and been altered by, the homes we live in. Avi Friedman and David Krawitz guide the reader through the trends and changes that have influenced residential design and construction over the last fifty ...
Peeking through the Keyhole: The Evolution of North American Homes
With today's instant communication, the way we observe other people, other cultures, and other times has altered, and been altered by, the homes we live in. Avi Friedman and David Krawitz guide the reader through the trends and changes that have influenced residential design and construction over the last fifty years. From kitchens to home offices to entire neighbourhoods, they unravel the effect of technology and consumerism on the way we perceive and use domestic space, arguing that the home is no longer a product of pure design but a response to factors and forces beyond the control of designers, builders, and users. Each chapter approaches the theme of home from a different vantage point: the first three chapters focus on food and kitchens, communication, construction and renovation; the middle chapters deal with childhood and aging; and the final chapters examine our ideas of home in the context of the broader community and as an object of commerce. The authors demonstrate how much life has changed in the years following the Second World War, showing how transformations in society, the economy, and lifestyles are reflected in our homes.
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18.90 USD
Paperback / softback
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Since the beginning of the housing boom of the 1950s, the size of the average North American house has steadily grown while the size of the average family has decreased. Today, a growing number of homebuyers seeking smaller, more efficient residential designs are rediscovering a centuries old housing prototype: the ...
Narrow Houses: New Directions in Efficient Design
Since the beginning of the housing boom of the 1950s, the size of the average North American house has steadily grown while the size of the average family has decreased. Today, a growing number of homebuyers seeking smaller, more efficient residential designs are rediscovering a centuries old housing prototype: the narrow house. Measuring twenty-five-feet wide or less, these infill or skinny houses, as they are often called, are on the rise in cities and suburbs around the world. The benefits of building small and narrow are numerous: greater land-use efficiency, less building material, fewer infrastructure costs, lower utility bills, and flexible layouts. This building type creates environmentally sensible houses that allow homeowners to live within their means. Narrow Houses presents a thorough overview of the practical considerations of designing a narrow-front home, including siting, floor arrangements, footprint, and interior and exterior finishing. The book documents twenty-eight innovative examples of narrow houses from around the world designed by today's foremost architects. Project data including floor plans and extensive interior and exterior photography demonstrate the inherent flexibility of this housing model and the many possibilities for adapting these homes to the constraints of site, climate, budget, family size, and other needs.
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25.58 USD
Hardback
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More people than ever are living in North America's suburbs. But are the suburbs becoming more unmanageable in the face of rapidly changing social, technological, and environmental conditions of the twenty-first century? Are the planning processes that regulated development in the suburbs for the last fifty years breaking down? Will ...
Planning the New Suburbia: Flexibility by Design
More people than ever are living in North America's suburbs. But are the suburbs becoming more unmanageable in the face of rapidly changing social, technological, and environmental conditions of the twenty-first century? Are the planning processes that regulated development in the suburbs for the last fifty years breaking down? Will suburban sprawl continue to be the inevitable result?Planning for the New Suburbia challenges established planning conventions and proposes a new approach to the design and regulation of suburban development that recognizes its evolutionary nature. The approach encompasses new as well as existing communities, and it encourages and outlines an additive process of gradual, small-scale transformations that enable a neighbourhood to develop holistically. An architect and planner, Avi Friedman suggests new methods that would enable urban planners to conceive and inhabitants to adapt communities and homes to their evolving needs as a result of changing family size, an aging population, or new working conditions. Three case studies are offered as practical examples of this approach, and all are generously illustrated with drawings, plans, and photographs to demonstrate the author's ideas in action.Rather than dismissing a suburb as an unattractive, impersonal sprawl, this book shows how they can be modified into affordable, adaptable, and environmentally sustainable communities.
36.700000 USD
Paperback / softback
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With today's instant communication, the way we observe other people, other cultures, and other times has altered, and been altered by, the homes we live in. Avi Friedman and David Krawitz guide the reader through the trends and changes that have influenced residential design and construction over the last fifty ...
Peeking through the Keyhole: The Evolution of North American Homes
With today's instant communication, the way we observe other people, other cultures, and other times has altered, and been altered by, the homes we live in. Avi Friedman and David Krawitz guide the reader through the trends and changes that have influenced residential design and construction over the last fifty years. From kitchens to home offices to entire neighbourhoods, they unravel the effect of technology and consumerism on the way we perceive and use domestic space, arguing that the home is no longer a product of pure design but a response to factors and forces beyond the control of designers, builders, and users. Each chapter approaches the theme of home from a different vantage point: the first three chapters focus on food and kitchens, communication, construction and renovation; the middle chapters deal with childhood and aging; and the final chapters examine our ideas of home in the context of the broader community and as an object of commerce. The authors demonstrate how much life has changed in the years following the Second World War, showing how transformations in society, the economy, and lifestyles are reflected in our homes.
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115.500000 USD
Hardback
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*A timely, thought-provoking, and highly informative book on architectural designs that meet the need for a new ethical and sustainable approach to architecture *Innovative Homes addresses a growing demand for books on houses that are smaller in scale, have less impact on the land, and utilise eco-friendly technology and materials ...
Inspired Homes, Architecture for Changing Times: Architecture for Changing Times
*A timely, thought-provoking, and highly informative book on architectural designs that meet the need for a new ethical and sustainable approach to architecture *Innovative Homes addresses a growing demand for books on houses that are smaller in scale, have less impact on the land, and utilise eco-friendly technology and materials Written by a world expert in the field, Innovative Homes offers information on contemporary design concepts and illustrates them with examples of truly outstanding designs. Current modes of dwelling design are facing challenges of both philosophy and form. Approaches that have prevailed in past decades no longer sustain new demands and require innovative rethinking. The need for a new outlook is propelled by fundamental changes to the environment, economy, and society. Design for passive solar gain, solar-powered homes, minimizing a dwelling s physical footprint, Net-Zero residences, and preserving a site s natural assets are some of the strategies that the architects and builders featured in this book are integrating into their thought processes and design practices.
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63.000000 USD
Hardback
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Small and mid-sized suburban towns house two-thirds of the world's population and current modes of planning for these municipalities are facing challenges of both philosophy and form. Common approaches that have prevailed in past decades no longer sustain new demands and require innovative thinking. Rather than dismissing small and mid-sized ...
Planning Small and Mid-Sized Towns: Designing and Retrofitting for Sustainability
Small and mid-sized suburban towns house two-thirds of the world's population and current modes of planning for these municipalities are facing challenges of both philosophy and form. Common approaches that have prevailed in past decades no longer sustain new demands and require innovative thinking. Rather than dismissing small and mid-sized towns as unattractive suburban sprawl, Planning Small and Mid-Sized Towns offers ideas and methods on how small isolated and edge towns can be designed and retooled into sustainable, affordable and adaptable communities. Coverage includes: * the evolution of small towns * mobility and connectivity * neighborhood and sustainable dwelling design * town centers and urban renewal * economic sustainability and wealth generation, and more. With numerous case studies from North America and Europe and over 150 color photographs, maps, and illustrations, Planning Small and Mid-Sized Towns is a valuable, practical resource for professional planners and urban designers, as well as students in these disciplines.
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138.61 USD
Hardback
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Internationally acclaimed architect, Avi Friedman recounts the genesis and development of his innovative project, the Grow Home. Like the auto industry's approach to the economy car, Friedman's Grow Home gives people what they need in a house at an affordable price - a quality product that allows both the perimeter ...
The Grow Home
Internationally acclaimed architect, Avi Friedman recounts the genesis and development of his innovative project, the Grow Home. Like the auto industry's approach to the economy car, Friedman's Grow Home gives people what they need in a house at an affordable price - a quality product that allows both the perimeter and interior of a house to be expanded and changed to fit the space needs and budget of its owners. Frills are extra. In this illustrated guide, Friedman describes the conception of these modest (14 x 36 ) homes. He details their construction for prospective owners, builders, and architects and shows how the design has been adapted for prefabrication to meet the needs of the developing world. The Grow Home reveals the development and history of a concept that revolutionizes the home and building industry, has been translated into over 10,000 housing units, and has received, among many accolades, the United Nations World Habitat Award. A new preface to the paperback edition assesses the impact and development of the Grow Home since the first units were built in the 1990s.
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18.90 USD

The Grow Home

by Avi Friedman
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Housing is rapidly having to adapt to the global changes of the twenty first century. These include the transformation of the family and the rise of the non-traditional household, increases in construction costs, and concerns over climate change and the depletion of natural resources. Designing residential environments that address these ...
Innovative Houses
Housing is rapidly having to adapt to the global changes of the twenty first century. These include the transformation of the family and the rise of the non-traditional household, increases in construction costs, and concerns over climate change and the depletion of natural resources. Designing residential environments that address these issues is an urgent priority. This book examines the latest residential design trends that have arisen in response to these challenges. Divided into four broad areas, tightly focused thematic chapters look at twenty discrete topics, such as live/work; adaptable housing; prefabrication; water efficiency; green roofs; and innovative landscaping. Each chapter includes an essay which lays out principles, methods and practices. Using text, drawings and photos from a variety of contemporary international practices, the book demonstrates how these ideas can be applied by architects. It offers a comprehensive collection of strategies and examples that will inspire a much needed housing revolution.
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34.04 USD

Innovative Houses

by Avi Friedman
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Recent societal changes have brought about renewed interest from architects, town planners, housing officials and the public in terraces and townhouses. The small footprint that this style of house occupies allows a sustainable high density approach to habitation, slowing sprawl and creating energy-efficient affordable living. Townhouses have been used for ...
Town and Terraced Housing: For Affordability and Sustainability
Recent societal changes have brought about renewed interest from architects, town planners, housing officials and the public in terraces and townhouses. The small footprint that this style of house occupies allows a sustainable high density approach to habitation, slowing sprawl and creating energy-efficient affordable living. Townhouses have been used for hundreds of years, and their evolution is covered from their inception right up to the present day. With the changing demographics of buyers in mind, Avi Friedman details how the design of these houses can be adapted to keep-up with contemporary needs. Friedman uses a systematic approach to cover the many facets of townhouses from interior design and construction methods, to urban planning issues like adjusting to the site's natural conditions, street configurations and open spaces. This approach creates a book which will be a valuable resource for those involved in the planning, design and creation of terraced and town houses. Over 150 detailed diagrams and plans, and eighty photos, illustrate the essential elements of this style of housing. In the final chapter, lessons learnt throughout the book are draw together in ten broad ranging case study projects, showing how the various aspects can be put into practice.
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