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Floor Plan Manual: Non-profit Housing (New Extended Edition)


Publisher: Hochparterre ISBN: 9783909928590 Format: Softcover, 1350pp, 150x210mm

Now re-issued, this new edition contains 78 new floor plans.

570 floor plans from 62 competitions – 570 good solutions to an old and recurring question which must still be rephrased for every new generation: This is comprises the floor plan manual.

Over a period of 15 years, the City of Zurich Building Authority organised 62 architectural competitions for city-funded residential buildings. The competitions resulted in 6,000 apartments.

The floor plan manual is a record of the exemplary floor plans of these buildings. The designs both challenge and develop established or orthodox layouts, while also promoting the examination of unconventional and creative concepts in order to test their suitability and function.

In this way, with its more than 1200 floor plans, the compendium invites the reader to discover diverse approaches to envisioning space for living.

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