The building complex

The building complex

Niklas Maak

Very soon we won’t be able to afford houses as we know them, neither ecologically nor economically. Most houses are tailored to the needs of small families, but the single family unit is now only one among many forms of cohabitation and fast becoming a thing of the past. So what will our homes look like in the future? How will they reflect our changing lifestyles? Based on many years of sound research, this witty and confrontational book examines our homes and what they reveal about our lives. Why should they not change radically along with our lives? Niklas Maak shows how the interests of the construction industry, an overtaxed political system and inflexible planners stand in the way of a radical new approach to construction. In Japan, America and the rest of Europe we can already see the first examples of a new and better form of housing – beyond single-family occupancy and mammoth apartment blocks.

The building complex


Frank-Heinrich Müller

Dieses Buch gehört als Grundausstattung in jede Bibliothek von Architektur- und Stadtplanungsbüros!

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