Ranches, rowhouses, and railroad flats: American homes : how they shape our landscapes and neighborhoods

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W.W. Norton,
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[1999]
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1st ed.
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English
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What are the basic requirements for a home? Christine Hunter looks at how legal, cultural, and technological standards have developed, and examines current criteria for a "minimum standard" family home, in three possible forms: freestanding house, attached house, and apartment. She discusses interior spaces, connections to the immediate outdoors, mechanical and plumbing connections, and connections to society. She emphasizes the varied and often conflicting environmental concerns, and examines how homes are grouped and combined with other building types and open spaces into neighborhoods.
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display_description What are the basic requirements for a home? New York City architect Christine Hunter examines current criteria for a "minimum standard" family home, in three forms--freestanding house, attached house, and apartment. She also considers environmental concerns, how neighborhoods are formed, and more. "It is Ranches, Rowhouses, and Railroad Flats is a delightfully illustrated and readable introduction to the evolution of America's housing forms and the ways that they shape - and limit - the neighborhoods around them." "Architect Christine Hunter describes the three possible forms of housing - freestanding houses, attached houses, and apartments (often neglected in architectural literature). With vivid diagrams and sketches, she explains the inherent geometric and environmental qualities of each form and shows the rich variety of shapes they have taken, including colonial salt-boxes, mobile homes, bungalow courts, suburban tracts, townhouses, tenements, and luxury towers. She discusses the practical impact of each form on land consumption, access to jobs and shopping, transportation options, and energy use." "Ranches, Rowhouses and Railroad Flats provides those interested in architecture, community planning, and the environmental sciences a framework for understanding what is fundamental - and what is possible - as each discipline addresses Americans' need for comfortable, attractive shelter and a sustainable society."--Jacket.
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subject_facet Architecture, Architecture -- Environmental aspects -- United States, Architecture -- History, Architecture and society -- United States, Architecture, Domestic -- United States, Buildings, Residential
title_display Ranches, rowhouses, and railroad flats : American homes : how they shape our landscapes and neighborhoods
title_full Ranches, rowhouses, and railroad flats : American homes : how they shape our landscapes and neighborhoods / Christine Hunter
title_short Ranches, rowhouses, and railroad flats :
title_sub American homes : how they shape our landscapes and neighborhoods
topic_facet Architecture, Architecture and society, Architecture, Domestic, Buildings, Environmental aspects, History, Residential