The Urban House

  • Filename: the-urban-house.
  • ISBN: 0847839559
  • Release Date: 2014
  • Number of pages: 298
  • Author: Ron Broadhurst
  • Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications



An authoritative volume on the most innovative new residential design in cities around the globe. This carefully curated book presents twenty-five new and recent spaces for city living in the twenty-first century. Author Ron Broadhurst has selected projects that represent asset of ideas that can be described as belonging particularly to our time and which will shape how we think of living in the city in the future. Where the great experimenters of the last century were stripping away ornamentation and creating free-flowing spaces for the first time, today's innovators are pioneering research for the potential of new materials for both formal invention and environmental sustainability and creating bold and sophisticated essays in the adaptive reuse of spaces originally designed for other purposes. What emerges is a portrait of the most forward sophisticated essays in soaring loft spaces to ingenious new penthouse constructions compete with rooftop lawns--all perfectly suited to twenty-first century lifestyles. Included here is the work of such design luminaries as David Adjaye, Andree Putman, Annabelle Selldorf, UNStudio, and Allied Works Architecture, in locations across the globe, including New York, London, Los Angeles and Barcelona. Together these projects make The Urban House a uniquely coherent and authoritative volume on the best in new residential design.

The Integral Urban House Self Reliant Living in the City

  • Filename: the-integral-urban-house-self-reliant-living-in-the-city.
  • ISBN: 1897408161
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 508
  • Author: Sim Van Der Ryn
  • Publisher:



In this comprehensive guide, a completely sustainable urban lifestyle is achieved by creating a mini-ecosystem where residents grow their own fruits and vegetables, raise chickens, rabbits, and fish, recycle 90 percent of their waste, and use a variety of other alternative technologies--all on a 1/8-acre city lot.

Ritual House

  • Filename: ritual-house.
  • ISBN: 9781597266239
  • Release Date: 2012-09-26
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Ralph Knowles
  • Publisher: Island Press



The houses we dwell in, the cities surrounding our houses, even the clothes we wear—these are all shelters we erect against the elements. They are also the embodiment of intuitive rituals, individual and cultural responses to nature’s rhythms. Life in the 21st century has separated us from those traditions—now, Ritual House reawakens us to our lost natural heritage. Celebrated architect Ralph Knowles, Distinguished Emeritus at USC’s School of Architecture, has carefully crafted a book for architects, designers, planners—anyone who yearns to reconnect to the natural world through the built environment. He shows us how to re-examine a shadow, a wall, a window, a landscape, as they respond to the natural cycles of heat, light, wind, and rain. Analyzing methods of sheltering that range from a Berber tent to a Spanish courtyard to the cityscape of contemporary Los Angeles, Knowles shows us the future: by coining the concept of solar access zoning, he introduces a radical yet increasingly viable solution for tomorrow’s mega-cities. Understanding how the elements affect our lives is more vital than ever. High-energy enclosed building systems have cut us off from nature, but we can re-connect to our landscapes and to humanity through buildings that honor ecological balance, personal choice, and creativity. By engaging nature in our designs, we can create shelters that are unique to their climate, their region, and their relationship to the sun. Ritual House will take its rightful place among those classic works that become touchstones for the culture.

House by House Block by Block

  • Filename: house-by-house-block-by-block.
  • ISBN: 0198032986
  • Release Date: 2003-05-01
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Alexander von Hoffman
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press



Not long ago, neighborhoods such as the South Bronx, South Central Los Angeles, and Boston's Roxbury were crime-ridden wastelands of vacant lots and burned-out buildings, notorious symbols of urban decay. In House by House, Block by Block, Alexander von Hoffman tells the remarkable stories of how local activists and community groups helped turn these areas around. For sixty years, federal policy has attempted with little success to solve the problems of housing and poverty in America's inner cities. Yet increasingly, local organizations are picking up where Washington has left off. In a series of dramatic and colorful narratives, von Hoffman shows how these groups are revitalizing once desperate neighborhoods in five major cities: New York, Boston, Chicago, Atlanta, and Los Angeles. The unlikely heroes include: the tough-talking Bronx priest who made apartment buildings for low-income people glisten in the midst of ruins and despair; the "crazy white man" who scrambled to save Chicago's historic Black Metropolis from the wrecking ball; the Boston cops who built a task force that put the brakes on youth gangs. Thanks to locally-based, bootstrap efforts like these, in inner-city neighborhoods across the country, crime rates are falling, real estate values are rising, and businesses are returning. Von Hoffman also shows that grass-roots work can't do it alone: successful revitalization needs the support of local government and access to business and foundation capital. Based on years of research and more than a hundred interviews, this book is the first systematic account of the dramatic urban revival now going on in the United States. House by House, Block by Block will be a must-read for anyone who cares about the fate of America's cities.

The pre urban house

  • Filename: the-pre-urban-house.
  • ISBN: 0824071727
  • Release Date: 1981
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Norbert Schoenauer
  • Publisher:



Houses and Cottages of Britain

  • Filename: houses-and-cottages-of-britain.
  • ISBN: 0575071222
  • Release Date: 2000
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: R. W. Brunskill
  • Publisher: Yale University Press



The sequel to Traditional Buildings of Britain traces the origins and development of traditional buildings by going inside the houses and revealing from their plans how they evolved from basic accommodation to homes giving comfort and privacy. The book shows how local traditional materials—earth, timber, stone, brick—were used in the construction of the buildings.

The Changing Politics of Gun Control

  • Filename: the-changing-politics-of-gun-control.
  • ISBN: 9780742572928
  • Release Date: 1998-05-14
  • Number of pages: 284
  • Author: Clyde Wilcox
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers



In recent years, political discourse about gun control and the Second Amendment has become increasingly volatile and this collection of original essays by top scholars illuminates the various reasons why. Gun lobbies such as the National Rifle Association are more organized and aggressive and their issue agenda has evolved as new and more powerful weapons and militia appear. On the other side of the debate, the critical wounding of James Brady gave gun control advocates a visible martyr with strong ties to Republican conservatives. In sum, gun control and the right to bear arms have become hotly disputed issues where political alignments are constantly shifting. The contributors chart these changes and explore how Congress, the courts, the President, and individual states are currently addressing the issue of gun control. This book, which includes profiles and examinations of relevant interest groups, the gun control coalition, recent Supreme Court decisions, and public opinion surveys, will be of great interest to classes in political science, American government, law, and sociology.

House and Society in the Ancient Greek World

  • Filename: house-and-society-in-the-ancient-greek-world.
  • ISBN: 0521000254
  • Release Date: 2001-05-10
  • Number of pages: 220
  • Author: Lisa C. Nevett
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



This book considers traditional assumptions about the nature of social relationships in Greek households during the Classical and Hellenistic periods, which draws on archaeological evidence from individual houses rather than textual sources. The focus of the study is the domestic organization of households, particularly the relationships between men and women within the households, between household members and outsiders, and with the wider social structures of the polis or city state, and how these changed with time.

The Urban Asian House

  • Filename: the-urban-asian-house.
  • ISBN: 0500341621
  • Release Date: 1998
  • Number of pages: 176
  • Author: Robert Powell
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson



In the 21st century, Bangkok, Jakarta and Manila will be among the 20 mega-cities in the world, each with a population of over 10 million. Now more than ever, urban houses in Asia need to meet the challenges of space constraints, the high cost of land, heat and humidity, pollution and privacy. The urban house must do more with less and show how small can be beautiful.

Affordable Housing in the Urban Global South

  • Filename: affordable-housing-in-the-urban-global-south.
  • ISBN: 9781317910152
  • Release Date: 2014-06-05
  • Number of pages: 438
  • Author: Jan Bredenoord
  • Publisher: Routledge



The global increase in the number of slums calls for policies which improve the conditions of the urban poor, sustainably. This volume provides an extensive overview of current housing policies in Asia, Africa and Latin America and presents the facts and trends of recent housing policies. The chapters provide ideas and tools for pro-poor interventions with respect to the provision of land for housing, building materials, labour, participation and finance. The book looks at the role of the various stakeholders involved in such interventions, including national and local governments, private sector organisations, NGOs and Community-based Organisations.

The Urban Bestiary

  • Filename: the-urban-bestiary.
  • ISBN: 9780316250788
  • Release Date: 2013-09-17
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Lyanda Lynn Haupt
  • Publisher: Hachette UK



From the bestselling author of Crow Planet, a compelling journey into the secret lives of the wild animals at our back door. In THE URBAN BESTIARY, acclaimed nature writer Lyanda Lynn Haupt journeys into the heart of the everyday wild, where coyotes, raccoons, chickens, hawks, and humans live in closer proximity than ever before. Haupt's observations bring compelling new questions to light: Whose "home" is this? Where does the wild end and the city begin? And what difference does it make to us as humans living our everyday lives? In this wholly original blend of science, story, myth, and memoir, Haupt draws us into the secret world of the wild creatures that dwell among us in our urban neighborhoods, whether we are aware of them or not. With beautiful illustrations and practical sidebars on everything from animal tracking to opossum removal, THE URBAN BESTIARY is a lyrical book that awakens wonder, delight, and respect for the urban wild, and our place within it.

A History of Everyday Things

  • Filename: a-history-of-everyday-things.
  • ISBN: 0521633591
  • Release Date: 2000-03-09
  • Number of pages: 309
  • Author: Daniel Roche
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



Daniel Roche examines the birth of the consumer society via an examination of the history of everyday things.

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