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    DescriptionSince the beginning of the housing boom of the 1950s, the size of the average North American house has steadily grown while the size of the average family has decreased. Today, a growing number of homebuyers seeking smaller, more efficient residential designs are rediscovering a centuries old housing prototype: the narrow house. Measuring twenty-five-feet wide or less, these "infill" or "skinny" houses, as they are often called, are on the rise in cities and suburbs around the world. The benefits of building small and narrow are numerous: greater land-use efficiency, less building material, fewer infrastructure costs, lower utility bills, and flexible layouts. This building type creates environmentally sensible houses that allow homeowners to live within their means. Narrow Houses presents a thorough overview of the practical considerations of designing a narrow-front home, including siting, floor arrangements, footprint, and interior and exterior finishing. The book documents twenty-eight innovative examples of narrow houses from around the world designed by today's foremost architects. Project data including floor plans and extensive interior and exterior photography demonstrate the inherent flexibility of this housing model and the many possibilities for adapting these homes to the constraints of site, climate, budget, family size, and other needs.


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    Title
    Narrow Houses
    Subtitle
    New Directions in Efficient Design
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Avi Friedman
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 191 mm
    Height: 286 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 1,111 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781568988733
    ISBN 10: 1568988737
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ARC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.5
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: AMC
    BISAC V2.8: ARC003000
    B&T General Subject: 130
    Ingram Subject Code: AR
    Libri: I-AR
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15860
    DC22: 728
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: AMKD
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A05204000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Abridged Dewey: 728
    DC22: 728.048
    LC classification: NA7533 .F75 2010
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: AMK, AMC
    Publisher
    PRINCETON ARCHITECTURAL PRESS
    Imprint name
    PRINCETON ARCHITECTURAL PRESS
    Publication date
    25 November 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Avi Friedman is a world-renowned architect and director of the Affordable Homes Program at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He has served on the National Housing Research Committee of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.