Key Urban Housing of the Twentieth Century

Hilary French


The design of multiple housing was a major new area of activity for architects at the beginning of the twentieth century, and one that continues into the twenty-first century. This book features 87 of the most influential modern housing designs of the last 100 years by some of the best-known architects in the field. Each project is explained with a concise text and photographs and specially created scale drawings, including floor plans and site plans, sections and elevations where appropriate. The projects are organized in six roughly chronological chapters tracing the history of both public and private housing around the world.

The detailed drawings allow each project to be analyzed in depth, which, alongside the author’s authoritative text, will make this an invaluable resource for architects and students. As a bonus, the book includes a CD-ROM containing digital files of all the drawings featured in the book.

Creator Bio

Hilary French, an architect and architectural historian, is Head of the School of Architecture & Design at the Royal College of Art, London. She has written and edited a number of books, including Architecture: A Crash Course (1998, author), Accommodating Change: Innovation in Housing (2002, editor) and New Urban Housing (Laurence King, 2006).

Price £35.00
Format Paperback / softback
Publication Date 15 September 2008
Pages 240
Height 290mm
Width 250mm
Illustrations 120 colour images and 440 black and white
Rights Europe (excluding Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Switzerland), Middle East, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe
ISBN-13 9781856695640