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Key urban Housing of the Twentieth Century, by Hillary French

March 31, 2009

All of the key developments of the last 100 years or so are covered through brief case studies…

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With the increasing interest around issues of densification in the wake of climate change, Key Urban Housing of the Twentieth Century makes for a timely release. More reference tool than critical text, Urban Housing nonetheless offers a comprehensive overview of multi-residential design and its recent history. All of the key developments of the last 100 years or so are covered through brief case studies, which include sections and plans (also incorporated in CAD format on at included CD-ROM) as well as photography, making the book an ideal reference tool. Projects featured include everything from Frank Gehry’s mixed-use Price Tower (the first of its kind to combine office and residential space), the Smithson’s much-maligned public housing development Robin Hood Gardens, and Harry Seidler and Associates’ Horizon Apartments.
Lawrence King London 2008 240 pages SB $85.00

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