- Tapa dura: 172 páginas
- Editor: University of California Press (29 de noviembre de 2004)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 0520235258
- ISBN-13: 978-0520235250
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Designing for the Homeless: Architecture That Works (Inglés) Tapa dura – 29 nov 2004
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"Davis lays out a compelling case for us all, especially designers, to get involved in solutions for the problem of homelessness. He discusses the plight of the homeless in terms that make them real, and his chapter on the costs of homelessness lays out the argument for involvement in very practical terms." - Michael Underhill, Professor, School of Architecture at Arizona State University"
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Written by an architect who has been designing and building affordable housing for thirty years, this well-illustrated book is both a call to create well-designed places for the homeless and a review of innovative and successful building designs that now serve diverse communities across the United States. Sam Davis argues for safe and functional architectural designs and programs that symbolically reintegrate the homeless into society in buildings that offer beauty, security, and hope to those most in need. Davis presents a new perspective, considering the personal concerns of the homeless, the social costs of homelessness, and organizational and design issues. He examines problems of community fit and site planning, building design and orga-nization, and interior layout and suggests how to weigh costs and optimize expenditures. He asks and answers a range of challenging questions: What is possible and desirable when designing a new facility for the homeless? Should it be elegant or unassuming? What types of spaces should be included? How should it look and what should it feel like? Should it be more like a house or more like a dormitory? What is the proper balance between function, quality of construction, and architectural delight? Designing for the Homeless recounts how various communities have addressed the problem of housing the homeless, beginning with one of the most ambitious plans, the St. Vincent de Paul Village in San Diego, which opened in 1987. Davis vividly recounts the plight of those who become homeless. His practical knowledge, familiarity with solutions to date, and vision for the future--all expressed clearly and convincingly--make this innovative book an indispensable resource for architects, public policy analysts, and anyone concerned about housing the homeless.Ver Descripción del producto
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Lot's of information about the homeless, their needs and design options. Also lot's of examples of shelters around the US.
Enfim, recomendo para todos, principalmente arquitetos.
This book packs a lot into a relatively short 145 pages (including a brief but cogent history of the problem), and I would recommend it as essential reading to anyone tasked with addressing homelessness in their own community. Architecture students interested in designing "real world" solutions would profit as well. They might well wish the illustrations were larger, but the black-and-white photos and drawings are helpful in udnerstanding the concepts and examples.