Designing A Place Called Home: Reordering The Suburbs

byJames Wentling

Paperback | July 12, 2018

Designing A Place Called Home: Reordering The Suburbs by James Wentling
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This insightful volume shares design ideas to help builders, planners and architects create mass-produced affordable housing that pushes suburban development in more sustainable, liveable directions. The author argues that improving the quality of design in our new homes and communities for greater resiliency, sustainability, and equality, we can build neighborhoods and communities where residents feel more connected t their homes and to one another. Through text, photographs and illustrations, the book reviews prototypical American housing design, then suggest ways to both learn from the past as well as adapt for new environmental imperatives, demographic changes and lifestyle needs. Written by a practicing architect with 25+ years of experience optimizing residential design, this pioneering approach to suburban building will inspire readers to view mass produced housing through a new, modern lens.
James W. Wentling, FAIA is a practicing architect specializing in residential design.  His firm is based in Philadelphia and works with clients throughout the United States. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, he has served as chair of the AIA Housing Committee as well as a vice president of a residential council in t...
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Title:Designing A Place Called Home: Reordering The SuburbsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:260 pages, 9.41 X 7.24 X 0.98 inPublished:July 12, 2018Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3319838571

ISBN - 13:9783319838571

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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Table of Contents

Housing yesterday.- Housing Today.- Community Planning and Design.- Siting and Lot patterns.- Floor plans and building image.- exterior details.- interior details.- multi-family housing.- manufactured housing.- towards more sustainable homes and communities.-