Total Housing

Alternatives to urban sprawl

Publication, 2010, Actar Publishers

ISBN 978-84-96540-88-0

Total Housing demonstrates the virtues of high and medium density multi-family homes, and is an antidote to urban sprawl. The selection of works spans a period coinciding with the height of the housing boom, and consequent bust, experienced in most “developed” economies in the first decade of the 21st century. From among the vast built production of this period, it presents 61 projects from 22 countries that exemplify outstanding innovations in construction systems, spatial organization, models of unit aggregation, and integration of the residential program into the complex of functions that make up our cities. This book is a design manual as much as a reference for future good practices. Its structure follows a simple sequential order of the number of homes included in each project.

Editors: Tihamér Salij, Albert Ferré

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