Dwelling on the Future

Architecture of the Seaside, Middle England and the Metropolis

Pierre d'Avoine

Dwelling on the Future

Pierre d'Avoine

Distributed for UCL Press

358 pages | 516 color plates | 8 1/2 x 9
Paper $110.00 ISBN: 9781787350540 Will Publish February 2021 For sale in North America only
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.
Contents
Introduction The Seaside Aberystwyth Arts Centre Pleasure Holm at Birnbeck Island Crowcombe Court Bengough’s House Middle EnglandGlastonbury A Counterproposal for Belper Swaythling Housing Sixty Houses for Crouches Field Patterns for Letchworth: from Garden City to Patchwork City The MetropolisHouse+Garden+House Rocket Room: Pencil Tower Pembury Octagon References Index
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