Brussels Housing

Atlas of Residential Building Types


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EAN:  9783035625509
Date de publication:   01-06-2023
Format:  Relié
Langue:  anglais
Nombre de page:  351

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Modern urban terraced houses or row houses emerged in Europe from the 17th century onwards. Usually two to three storeys high and with a garden at the back, they formed the traditional urban block. In Brussels, this bourgeois form of housing took on a particularly varied and inspiring form - including the well-known Art Nouveau residences - and forms the DNA of the city to this day. This publication analyses 100 selected examples illustrating the emergence of the terraced house and its further development in other forms of housing. The result is a broad panorama and a history of the architecture and development of the city of Brussels with its particularly heterogenous cityscape.

Gérald Ledent is an architecture professor at UCLouvain in Brussels, where he teaches theory as well as in various studios. His PhD thesis, "Potentiels Relationnels", explores the relations in dwelling between spaces and uses illustrated by an atlas of more than 10,000 housing units in Brussels. Ledent plays a coordination role in the Uses&Spaces research team, in which his interests focus on the relationship in architecture between uses and spaces, housing typo-morphologies, and research by design. Recently, Ledent co-edited Sustainable Dwelling (Brussels, PUL - PU Louvain, 2019), a book that examines the social and spatial dimensions of housing from a sustainability perspective. He is also the author of Institutions & the City: The Role of Architecture (Zürich, Park Books, 2022), which explores the role of architecture in establishing and perpetuating social structures and ideologies. Ledent has extensive experience as a practitioner in the fields of public buildings and collective housing developments in Belgium and abroad. He is the co-founder of the architectural practice KIS studio (Keep It Simple studio), which aims to avoid unnecessary complexity in order to focus on the essentials.

Alessandro Porotto is a postdoctoral researcher in the Uses&Spaces research group at UCLouvain, Brussels, and in the Architecture and the City research group at Delft University of Technology, Netherlands. His research interests focus on the typological and historical evolution, as well as new forms, of urban housing and urban blocks in various cities. He is an architect who graduated from Politecnico di Torino, Italy (2012) and holds a PhD from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland (2018) with a dissertation investigating the interwar housing typologies in Vienna and Frankfurt am Main. He was a visiting researcher at the Art History Department of Emory University, USA, to study the architectural design of public-housing initiatives in Atlanta (2020). Alongside peer-reviewed articles and contributions to international conferences, he is the author of the publication L'intelligence des formes: Le projet de logements collectifs à Vienne et Francfort (Geneva, MétisPresses, 2019).

    EAN: 9783035625509
    Editeur: Birkhäuser Verlag GmbH-Birkhäuser Verlag GmbH-Birkhäuser Verlag GmbH
    Date de publication:   01-06-2023
    Format: Relié
    Langue: anglais
    Hauteur: 331 mm
    Largeur: 246 mm
    Epaisseur: 37 mm
    Poids: 2425 gr
    Stock: Temporairement indisponible
    Nombre de page: 351
    Mots clés:   Reihenhäuser; Brüssel; Terrace housing; Wohntypologie; Wohnbauten; Floor plans; Housing slabs