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Houses for Aging Socially: Developing Third Place Ecologies

Houses for Aging Socially: Developing Third Place Ecologies

Current price: $24.95
Publication Date: August 15th, 2017
Publisher:
Oro Editions
ISBN:
9781939621825
Pages:
160
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Description

The book reworks components of the familiar single-family home to promote new levels of connectivity in neighborhoods once resistant to sharing. The traditional individual porch is rescaled to serve multiple units as a hyper-porch; garage galleries hydridize car parking to become mixed-use neighborhood work and maker spaces; and patio mats offer live-work venues within a compact footprint. All three strategies revitalize neighborhoods through return of informal economies and social networks.