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Housing the Future
Housing the Future

Housing the Future

Alternative Approaches for Tomorrow

Edited by Graham Cairns, Edited by Rachel Isaac-Menard, Edited by Graham Potts


254 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB, PDF, Mobipocket

Trade Paper, $34.95 (US $34.95) (CA $41.95)

Publication Date: April 2016

ISBN 9780993370601

Rights: WOR X UK & EUR

Libri Publishing (Apr 2016)
Green Frigate Books


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Housing The Future – Alternative Approaches for Tomorrow offers three perspectives on the problems of housing today with an eye on tomorrow. It brings together world-leading practicing architects with academics from seven countries and teams of international students. World leaders in the field of residential design, such as UN Habitat Award winner Avi Friedman, present built projects whose design criteria and aims they lay out in text. Academics from the UK, the USA, Spain, Germany and elsewhere follow these project descriptions with extended essays from a more theoretical perspective but remain focused on the realities of practice. Finally, ideas on current housing problems from the next generation of designers are brought together in student projects from Europe and North America. With an introduction by Dr Graham Cairns, this book highlights the practice of residential design internationally at a time when affordable housing provision is seen as a critical issue by designers, planners and policy makers alike. This book gives a unique staple of design of housing from several countries. It gives the perspectives of academics who research and teaching on housing; professionals who design and build, and students who are learning. It foregrounds innovative approaches of the designers of today and tomorrow.

Author Biography

Dr Graham Cairns has taught at universities in Spain, the UK, Mexico, South Africa and Gambia. He has worked in architectural studios in London and Hong Kong. The author and editor of five books, he has delivered keynote talks internationally and has published multiple articles on architecture, film and advertising in scholarly journals. Rachel Isaac-Menard has a Masters in Art History. She is also Assistant Professor and Reference Librarian / Emerging Technologies Coordinator at Adelphi University, New York. She is the author of refereed articles on art and architectural history, and has presented at conferences in North America and the UK. Graham Potts has a PhD from York University, an MA from the University of Toronto, and a BA from the University of Western Ontario. He presently teaches as Adjunct Faculty at Trent University, Brock University, and York University. His previous publications can be found in CTheory, M/C Journal, The International Journal of Baudrillard Studies, and Problématique.