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Innovative Houses

Book Description

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 that 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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Copyright
  3. Title Page
  4. Contents
  5. Acknowledgement
  6. Preface
  7. Section 1 DEMOGRAPHIC AND SOCIAL TRENDS
    1. 1.0 Live-Work Residences
      1. 1.1 House S, Breda, The Netherlands: Grosfeld van der Velde Architects
      2. 1.2 Intexure Live-Work Studio, Houston, Texas, USA: Intexure Architects
    2. 2.0 Ageing in Place
      1. 2.1 Villa Deys, Rhenen, The Netherlands: Architectural Office Paul de Ruiter BV
    3. 3.0 Multigenerational Living
      1. 3.1 Jones House, Vordertau, Germany: Reinhardt Jung
      2. 3.2 Ravine House,Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Cindy Rendely Architexture
    4. 4.0 Small Homes
      1. 4.1 L41 Home, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada: Michael Katz, Architect and Janet Crone, Designer
      2. 4.2 House to Catch the Forest, Negano, Japan: Tezuka Architects
  8. Section 2 DESIGN AND PRODUCTION METHODS
    1. 5.0 Adaptable Houses
      1. 5.1 Butler House, Melbourne, Australia; Andrew Maynard Architects
      2. 5.2 Live Work Home, Syracuse, New York, USA: Cook+Fox Architects
    2. 6.0 Growing Homes
      1. 6.1 MOMO - Modern Modular, Oland, Sweden: Grasshopper AB
      2. 6.2 Prefab Lighthouses, Groningen, The Netherlands: DAAD Architecten
    3. 7.0 Prefabricated Dwellings
      1. 7.1 Wood House in Caviano, Caviano, Switzerland: Markus Wespi JÈrÙme de Meuron Architects BSA
      2. 7.2 Zufferey House, Willis, Switzerland: Nunatak S‡rl
    4. 8.0 Narrow Houses
      1. 8.1 Narrow House, Tel Aviv, Israel; Ohad Yehieli Architects
      2. 8.2 Layer House, Kobe, Japan: Hiroaki Ohtani
    5. 9.0 Plug and Play Designs
      1. 9.1 Loftcube, New York, USA: Studio Aisslinger
      2. 9.2 Arado weeHouse, Ontario, Canada: Alchemy Architects
    6. 10.0 Healthy Indoor Environments
      1. 10.1 NEXTHouse, Seattle, Washington, USA: David Vandervort Architects
      2. 10.2 Steel Study House II, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands: Archipelontwerpers
  9. Section 3 ENERGY AND RESOURCE EFFICIENCY
    1. 11.0 Net-Zero Dwellings
      1. 11.1 Lighthouse, Watford, UK: Sheppard Robson
      2. 11.2 Sunlighthouse, Pressroom, Austria: Hein-Troy Architects
    2. 12.0 Designing for Passive Solar Gain
      1. 12.1 Trial Bay House, Tasmania, Australia: James Jones, Architect/HBV Architects
    3. 13.0 Active Solar-Powered Dwellings
      1. 13.1 Home for Life/Activehouse, Lystrup, Aarhus, Denmark: AART Architects
      2. 13.2 Malibu 5, Malibu, California, USA: Kanner Architects
    4. 14.0 Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) Systems
      1. 14.1 OS House, Racine, Wisconsin, USA: Johnsen Schmaling Architects
      2. 14.2 Pryor House, Montauk, New York, USA: Bates Masi Architects
    5. 15.0 Building with Recycled Materials
      1. 15.1 Big Dig House, Lexington, Massachusetts, USA: SsD
    6. 16.0 Water-Efficient Dwellings
      1. 16.1 Villa 4.0, Hilversum, The Netherlands: Dick van Gameren Architecten
      2. 16.2 7ten Project, Venice, California, USA: GRAYmatter Architecture
    7. 17.0 Green Roofs
      1. 17.1 House Ocho, Carmel, California, USA: Feldman Architecture
      2. 17.2 Villa Bio, Figueres, Spain: Cloud 9/Enric Ruiz-Geli
  10. Section 4 INNOVATIVE LANDSCAPING
    1. 18.0 Designing With Nature
      1. 18.1 OS House, Loredo, Cantabria, Spain: FRPO Rodriguez & Oriol Architecture
      2. 18.2 Rantilla Residence, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA: Michael Rantilla
    2. 19.0 Edible Landscaping
      1. 19.1 Ross Street House, Madison, Wisconsin, USA: Richard Wittschiebe Hand
      2. 19.2 Adams Fleming House, Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Levitt Goodman Architects
    3. 20.0 Xeriscaped Outdoor Spaces
      1. 20.1 Residence for a Briard, Culver City, California, USA: Sander Architects
      2. 20.2 Jacobson Residence, Los Angeles, California, USA: Wick Architecture and Design
  11. Bibliography
  12. References
  13. References
  14. Credits
  15. Index