Introduction to Residential Layout

Introduction to Residential Layout | Architectural Press | 2006

  • Mike Biddulph, Senior Lecturer in Urban Design, Cardiff University


Referring to a wealth of international examples, this is a richly illustrated resource covering the whole range of issues that should be considered by anyone engaging in the planning and design of a new residential scheme.

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Binding: Paperback
Extent: 242 pages
Format: 189 X 246 mm
ISBN-10: 0750662050
ISBN-13: 9780750662055

  • The only textbook that provides practical design advice sourced from principles of residential layout design
  • Comprehensive coverage of urban design theory gives an ideal introduction to the subject
  • Encompasses sustainability, accessibility and holistic design - all the key concerns in designing the built environment

A successful residential development must work on many levels - financial, social and environmental. This book includes analysis of commercial viability, the importance of place making, environmental sustainability and designing accessibility.

Mike Biddulph details successful approaches to designing out crime and maximising permeability as part of an integrated approach to urban design.

Highly illustrated throughout, this work will show you how to turn design aspirations and principles into practical design solutions. Written without preconceptions, Introduction to Residential Design highlights the strengths and weaknesses of particular design solutions to encourage both depth of thought and creativity.

Audience: Ideal for students and practitioners of urban design, planning, engineering, architecture and landscape seeking a comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of designing and laying out residential areas.