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Contemporary Vernacular Design: How British Housing Can Rediscover its Soul

Author/EditorNash, Clare (Author)
Publisher: RIBA Publishing
ISBN: 9781859465844
Pub Date17/11/2016
BindingPaperback
Pages240
Dimensions (mm)246(h) * 189(w)
$57.97
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This book presents 25 international housing schemes that draw on traditional vernacular principles whilst taking into account modern day materials, methods and financial or energy requirements. The aim is to show how, despite mass housing needs, we can design quality modern schemes that `fit' their surroundings and generate a sense of place, community and regional identity - rather than the poor quality, identikit housing currently seen wherever you are in the UK.

This book presents 25 international housing schemes that draw on traditional vernacular principles whilst taking into account modern day materials, methods and financial or energy requirements. The aim is to show how, despite mass housing needs, we can design quality modern schemes that `fit' their surroundings and generate a sense of place, community and regional identity - rather than the poor quality, identikit housing currently seen wherever you are in the UK.

Clare Nash is a chartered architect, founder of Clare Nash Architecture and lecturer of architectural technology at Oxford Brookes University. Her design focus takes inspiration from the vernacular, which she has studied to masters level within both the UK and abroad.

Introduction Part 1: View on the Vernacular * Housing: The British View * What is Contemporary Vernacular Design? * Contemporary Vernacular Design Qualities Part 2: UK Case Studies * Plockton, Scottish Highlands * Derwenthorpe, York * New Islington, Manchester * Burnham Overy Staithe, Norfolk * Fulmodeston and Barney, Norfolk * Clay Fields, Elmswell, Suffolk * The Triangle, Swindon * Great House Farm, St Fagans, Wales * Courtyard Housing, Barking, London * Osprey Quay, Portland Part 3: European Case Studies * Vetlanda, Sweden * Biesland, Holland * Eden Bio, Paris * Vorarlberg, Austria Part 4: ROW Case Studies * Santiago, Chile * Centro Lak'a Uta, Bolivia * New generation cave dwellings, Yan'an, China (or Zaoyuan village, Yan'an, China) * Four Horizons House and Lodges, Australia * Lihir Island, Papua New Guinea Part 5: Co-housing * Sieben Linden, Germany * Springhill Co-Housing, Stroud * LILAC, Leeds * Lancaster Co-Housing, Halton * Ashley Vale, Bristol * Copper Lane, London Conclusion

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