Inspirations for well-being
Selected housing highlights from DETAIL
Housing is something individual: we each have our own ideas and aspirations for it, and we express a lifestyle by the way in which we house ourselves — the way in which we dwell. To dwell means to be "at home", where one ideally has a sense of well-being.
When it comes to housing, there have been numerous studies of standards, developments and trends, which have analysed and compared people's needs. But as needs change over time, so do trends. And also the global and demographic changes affecting society alter the way we dwell and flexibility becomes a decisive criterion. The subject of housing also includes the integration of individual buildings in an urban context. Especially in cities, people often live in compact spaces in which there are fewer personal spaces and more communal areas. Yet each of us longs for a space of our own. Therefore it becomes important that designers develop ideas that meet our shared need for a balance between personal and communal space.
This publication brings together the highlights from DETAIL on the subject of housing. An extensive series of successful case studies provides an insight into the variety of forms of housing, and besides providing a theoretical foundation for the subject, offers above all inspiration, and not least a great deal of constructive solutions.
• Energy-efficient renovations of residential buildings in Europe
• Sustainable housing construction: standards and innovations
• Community housing – yesterday and today
• How do we want to live in the future?
New April 2012
200 pages with numerous illustrations and colour photos
Format 21 x 29.7 cm