The Housing Design Handbook: A Guide to Good Practice

The Housing Design Handbook: A Guide to Good

Everyone deserves a decent and affordable home, a truth (almost) universally acknowledged. But housing in the UK has been in a state of crisis for decades, with too few homes built, too often of dubious quality, and costing too much to buy, rent or inhabit. It doesn’t have to be like this. Bringing together a wealth of experience from a wide range of housing experts, this completely revised edition of The Housing Design Handbook provides an authoritative, comprehensive and systematic guide to best practice in what is perhaps the most contentious and complex field of architectural design. This book sets out design principles for all the essential components of successful housing design – including placemaking, typologies and density, internal and external space, privacy, security, tenure, and community engagement – illustrated with case studies of schemes by architecture practices working across the UK and continental Europe. Written by David Levitt and Jo McCafferty – two recognised authorities in the field – and with contributions from more than twenty other leading practitioners, The Housing Design Handbook is an essential reference for professionals and students in architecture and design as well as for government bodies, housing associations and other agencies invol...

  • ASIN: 1138568953

Prefabricated Housing: Construction and Design Manual

Prefabricated Housing: Construction and Design

Prefabricated housing has long since ceased to mean the disfigurement of the urban landscape with monotonous grey boxes. Particularly in Central Europe and Russia, modern assembly methods and 100 years of experience in planning prefabricated buildings and constructing with large panels are experiencing a renaissance. Whereas predominantly in Moscow – the largest European metropolis with seventeen million – prefabricated housing is an essential instrument for the provision of residential assistance, prefabrication methods in Germany and Switzerland, for example, are used to build exclusive properties. This construction manual examines the potential of prefabricated housing on structural, historical and architectural grounds. In addition to an insight into the methods of production and assembly, roughly twenty selected examples are presented in large-format photographs, plans rich in detail and meaningful diagrams, providing a contribution to the discussion on affordable housing.2 volumes in slipcase:Vol. 1: Technologies and Methods Vol. 2: Buildings and Typologies

  • ASIN: 3869224274

National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds: Eastern Region, Revised Edition

National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American

  • Color: Green
  • Brand: Random House
  • ASIN: 0679428526

Multifamily Housing Development Handbook (Development Handbook series)

Multifamily Housing Development Handbook (Development Handbook

Illustrated in full color, this authoritative resource explains best practices, techniques, and trends in multifamily housing developments.

  • ASIN: B00OX75FT2

The Housing Design Handbook: A Guide to Good Practice

The Housing Design Handbook: A Guide to Good

How well have architects succeeded in building housing and what lessons can be learned from their triumphs and failures? The Housing Design Handbook will give you a complete understanding of what makes successful housing design. Through the analysis of work by Levitt Bernstein and a wide range of other UK practices, it illustrates good design principles and accumulates a wealth of knowledge in a readily accessible format for the first time. Written by a recognised authority in the field, the book provides: a range of cases to illustrate the way that different issues in the design of housing have been approached and with what degree of success a review of the place of housing as the most significant built form in the urban landscape an understanding of the importance of achieving a sense of place as the bedrock of social continuity a discussion of how flexibility might be achieved in order to accommodate future changes in housing need, if wholesale demolition and replacement is to be avoided more recent examples which explore why certain social groupings are more resistant to design innovation than others and why there has been such an architectural breakthrough in market led, higher density urban living. David Levitt examines the ideas behind the schemes and assesses how ...

  • Brand: imusti
  • ASIN: 0415491509
  • UPC: 000415491509

The Senior Cohousing Handbook: A Community Approach to Independent Living, 2nd Edition

The Senior Cohousing Handbook: A Community Approach to

How to make your senior years healthy, safe, social, and stimulating. "Architect and author Chuck Durrett's recently released book Senior Cohousing Handbook comes at a time of high interest in greening, sustainable housing and affordable living concerns. Durrett's new book is a comprehensive guide for baby boomers wishing to continue vibrant, active lifestyles." - EPR Real Estate News "Make your senior years safe and socially fun with the idea of senior cohousing and a book on the topic that shows how seniors can custom-build their neighborhood to fit their needs. This is housing built by seniors, not for them, and emphasizes independence and social networking. Any library strong in gerontology or social science and many a general lending library needs this. - James A. Cox, The Midwest Book Review "As a Baby Boomer, I've joked for a few years that we'll all end up living communally again because Social Security will be broke...This is one of the better ways to envision it."-- Sacramento Bee No matter how rich life is in youth and middle age, the elder years can bring on increasing isolation and loneliness as social connections lessen, especially if friends and family members move away. Senior cohousing fills a niche for this demographic―the healthy, educated, and proacti...

  • Brand: New Society Publishers
  • ASIN: 0865716110

Chassis Engineering: Chassis Design, Building & Tuning for High Performance Handling

Chassis Engineering: Chassis Design, Building & Tuning for

In most forms of racing, cornering speed is the key to winning. On the street, precise and predictable handling is the key to high performance driving. However, the art and science of engineering a chassis can be difficult to comprehend, let alone apply. Chassis Engineering explains the complex principles of suspension geometry and chassis design in terms the novice can easily understand and apply to any project. Hundreds of photos and illustrations illustrate what it takes to design, build, and tune the ultimate chassis for maximum cornering power on and off the track.

  • Brand: HP Books
  • ASIN: 1557880557
  • UPC: 075478010554

ADA in Details: Interpreting the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act Standards for Accessible Design

ADA in Details: Interpreting the 2010 Americans with

Integrate your designs with compliant access interpretations ADA in Details provides a visual interpretation of the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards for a convenient, go-to reference of pertinent scoping, technical requirements, and sourcing information. Architects, designers, and everyone else involved in the built environment can turn to this authoritative resource to understand accessibility compliance for places of public accommodation, commercial facilities, and public buildings. Every detail is presented with both a clear explanation and illustrations that synthesize federal regulations and the 2016 California Building Code (CBC). A reference of this scope presenting visual detail examples and specifications for both newly constructed and existing facilities enables you to: Get up to speed on accessibility standards and requirements Differentiate the CBC from the ADA Standards with color contrasting text and graphics for immediate clarification Keep a solutions guide at your fingertips for accessible routes, site features, architectural elements, restrooms, and more Quickly find requirements for specialty areas of accessibility, including assembly areas, kitchens, storage spaces, hospitality and recreational facilities, as well as dwelling uni...

  • ASIN: 1119277582

Machinery's Handbook,Toolbox & Calc Pro 2 Combo

Machinery's Handbook,Toolbox & Calc Pro 2

For more than 100 years, Machinery's Handbook has been the most popular reference work in metalworking, design, engineering and manufacturing facilities, and technical schools and colleges throughout the world. It is universally acknowledged as an extraordinarily authoritative, comprehensive, and practical tool, providing its users with the most fundamental and essential aspects of sophisticated manufacturing practice. The 30th edition of the “Bible of the Metalworking Industries” contains major revisions of existing content, as well as new material on a variety of topics. It is the essential reference for mechanical, manufacturing, and industrial engineers, designers, draftsmen, toolmakers, machinists, engineering and technology students, and the serious home hobbyist. New to the 30th Edition:Expanded metrology section, including v-blocks and micrometer, vernier, and dial calipers.New fluid power section covering pneumatic,hydraulic, and vacuum theory and applications.New powder metallurgy section, including additive manufacturing.Even more useful specs, including tap drill sizes for Unified threads, reaming allowances for  drilling, mesh and grit sizes, rules for figuring tapers, and assembly with pins and studs.Recently added information on sheet metal and presses, key...

  • ASIN: 083113609X

ATSG 4L60E /4L65E Update Handbook GM THM Transmission Update Repair Manual (4L60E Transmission Rebuild Kit - 4L60E Shift Kit 4L60E Valve Body - Best Repair Book Available!)

ATSG 4L60E /4L65E Update Handbook GM THM Transmission

ATSG GM THM 4L60-E Transmission Update Technical Manual is necessary to diagnose, overhaul and/or repair the 4L60E transmission. GM THM 4L60-E Transmission Update Handbook covers engineering changes that have occurred from 1993 to 2003, parts affected by the change, interchangeability and part numbers. A must for 4L60-E rebuilders. ATSG breaks down the process step by step to provide you with a very detailed description on the "how to" help you in repairing, overhauling or servicing the 4L60E transmission. ATSG technical manuals are written and produced by ATSG's professional technical staff. They have over 100+ combined years of experience, knowledge & wisdom. If you are looking to complete a band adjustment, torque specs, service a transmission, shift kits, or just doing a full rebuild on a unit our technical manuals are a must have. It covers everything from parts identification, exploded views, home specs, wiring harness locations, routing, electrical diagrams, internal planetary components, how to disassemble a transmission, how to rebuild the individual components, torque specs, valve body identification, extension housing overviews and much, much more. Click the "ADD TO CART" Button to Get Your ATSG FORD 4L60-E/4L65E Update Automatic Transmission Technical Manual Now!

  • Brand: ATSG
  • ASIN: B012GWGUEY
  • UPC: 852553006059
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