publication . Article . 2018

The Evolution of Façades and Interior Layouts of Narrow-Front Townhouses

Friedman, Avi;
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  • Published: 02 Jul 2018 Journal: VITRUVIO - International Journal of Architectural Technology and Sustainability, volume 3, page 1 (eissn: 2444-9091, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Universitat Politecnica de Valencia
  • Country: Spain
Abstract
[EN] What made the narrow townhouse, narrower than 20 ft (6 m), a suitable structure for public markets in medieval times, a dwelling for the nobility in the Renaissance, and a type of affordable housing in the modern era? Massey & Maxwell regard the townhouse as a type of building, rather than a building style. This observation lay the foundation that explains how the townhouse adapted to fit particular time periods and geographical locations, and their respective aesthetics values. While the building has remained structurally identical, it has undergone manipulations of interior room layout and exterior expression. Despite the differences in style, material, o...
Subjects
free text keywords: Vitruvio, architecture, design history, housing design, style, Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering, TD1-1066, Architectural engineering. Structural engineering of buildings, TH845-895
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