Contemporary vernacular design : how British housing can rediscover its soul / Clare Nash.

by Nash, Clare [author.]Looking glass.

Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne : RIBA Publishing, [2016]Description: viii, 215 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (colour) ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9781859465844.Subject(s): Vernacular architectureLooking glass | Architecture, Domestic -- 21st century | Vernacular architecture -- Great Britain | Architecture, Domestic -- Great Britain -- History -- 21st century | Architecture, Domestic -- Environmental aspects | Housing -- Great BritainLooking glassNote: Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

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.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Foreword (p. vii)
  • Introduction (p. 001)
  • Part 1 View on the Vernacular (p. 005)
  • 1.1 Housing - The British View (p. 006)
  • 1.2 What is Contemporary Vernacular Design? (p. 012)
  • 1.3 Contemporary Vernacular Design Qualities (p. 018)
  • Part 2 UK Housing (p. 029)
  • 2.1 Barking, London (p. 030)
  • 2.2 Burnham Overy Staithe, Norfolk (p. 034)
  • 2.3 Derwenthorpe, York (p. 038)
  • 2.4 Elmswell, Suffolk (p. 044)
  • 2.5 Fulmodeston and Barney, Norfolk (p. 050)
  • 2.6 New Islington, Manchester (p. 054)
  • 2.7 Osprey Quay, Portland (p. 060)
  • 2.8 Plockton, Scottish Highlands (p. 064)
  • 2.9 St Fagans, Cardiff (p. 070)
  • 2.10 Swindon, Wiltshire (p. 074)
  • Lessons from UK Housing (p. 080)
  • Part 3 Co-Housing (p. 085)
  • 3.1 Ashley Vale, Bristol (p. 086)
  • 3.2 Copper Lane, London (p. 090)
  • 3.3 Lancaster Co-Housing, Halton (p. 094)
  • 3.4 LILAC, Leeds (p. 100)
  • 3.5 Springhill Co-Housing, Stroud (p. 104)
  • 3.6 Sieben Linden, Germany (p. 110)
  • Lessons from Co-housing (p. 114)
  • Part 4 Europe (p. 119)
  • 4.1 Biesland, Netherlands (p. 120)
  • 4.2 Eden Bio, France (p. 126)
  • 4.3 Lake Constance, Germany (p. 130)
  • 4.4 Vetlanda, Sweden (p. 138)
  • 4.5 Vorarlberg, Austria (p. 144)
  • Lessons from Europe (p. 152)
  • Part 5 Rest of the World (p. 157)
  • 5.1 Centro Lak'a Uta, Bolivia (p. 158)
  • 5.2 Lihir Island, Papua New Guinea (p. 164)
  • 5.3 New South Wales, Australia (p. 172)
  • 5.4 Santiago, Chile (p. 178)
  • 5.5 Yan'an, China (p. 184)
  • Lessons from the Rest of the World (p. 190)
  • Conclusion: How Can British Housing Rediscover its Soul? (p. 195)
  • Notes (p. 199)
  • Further Reading (p. 207)
  • Index (p. 211)
  • Image Credits (p. 215)

Author notes provided by Syndetics

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.

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