DASH 12+13: GLOBAL HOUSING - AFFORDABLE DWELLINGS FOR GROWING CITIES
isbn 9789462082106 NAI010 PUBLISHERS
Idea Code 16005 $66.50
In the emergent economies, the acute shortage of affordable housing is responsible for a gigantic building production, which is not without its problems. Standard solutions are applied on a large scale that seem to bypass local cultural practices. The import in Africa of mass housing models from abroad is an example of this. 'DASH Global Housing' explores the field of tension between the desired mass production and solutions that are tailored to local conditions. How can new megacities do justice to existing social and economic structures, local production techniques and individual housing preferences?
304 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 28 cm, pb, Dutch/English