Floor plan manual housing / edited by Oliver Heckmann and Friederike SchneiderBirkhäuser, Basel : 2011.
4th rev. and expanded ed.
335 p. : il. ; 33 cm
Arquitectura doméstica -- Dibujos y planos.
Inmuebles para vivienda.
Biblioteca Sbc Aprendizaje A-728.2 FLO
This housing construction design manual documents and analyzes some 130 international residential structures from the last fifty years. From the standardized floor plans of the 1960s to the more individual concepts of the 1980s and the changed requirements and housing types of recent years, example by the detailed typological description of the relevant housing types. Every project is presented with its typical floor plans to a scale of 1:200; sections, site plans, and photographs illuminate each building s structure and situation.
In addition to incorporating some forty new projects, this new edition now contains figure-ground diagrams that highlight the most salient features of the floor plans, making them even easier to compare.
The Floor Plan Manual documents and analyses approx.130 international examples of housing over the last 30 years. Buildings of both famous and not so famous architects all over the world show a variety of answers for various problems. This manual starts in the 1960's when floor plan and lighting controlled the designs. It shows the turning towards the street, to the facade and to pretentious enclosing systems in the 1980's and ends with the latest buildings demanding geometrical design and surprisingly formal elements. The arrangement of the projects according to town planning categories is completed by a detailed typological description of the individual building form.