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Dwelling on the Future: Architecture of the Seaside, Middle England and the Metropolis (Design Research in Architecture)

Dwelling on the Future: Architecture of the Seaside, Middle England and the Metropolis (Design Research in Architecture)

Current price: $110.00
Publication Date: February 1st, 2021
Publisher:
UCL Press
ISBN:
9781787350540
Pages:
358
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Description

Dwelling on the Future studies the design of dwellings and their numerous environments. It explores how architects can, or should, respond to the complex challenges of providing humane places in which to live for a growing, multifarious population in an increasingly divided world. The issue, Pierre D’Avoine shows, is never just housing. People—individuals, groups and societies—can and do have different goals and aspirations.
 
D’Avoine covers a wide range of examples, including proposals for luxury housing and designs for low-cost dwellings, which all address the needs and desires of their potential inhabitants. The book explores an inclusive approach to the design of settlements—and not just in cities—that recognizes difference, an approach that demands a fresh political vision to resolve humanity’s increasing inequality, for the benefit of all. Simultaneously practical and aspirational, Dwelling on The Future casts a much needed light on our thoughts and aspirations, and on our definitions of home.

About the Author

Pierre D'Avoine is an internationally practicing architect and teacher based in London.