Housing Design Handbook by David Levitt
The Housing Design Handbook will give you a complete understanding of what makes successful housing design. Through the analysis of work by Levitt Bernstein and a wide range of other UK practices, it illustrates good design principles and accumulates a wealth of knowledge in a readily accessible format for the first time.
Written by a recognised authority in the field, the book provides:
- a range of cases to illustrate the way that different issues in the design of housing have been approached and with what degree of success
- a review of the place of housing as the most significant built form in the urban landscape
- an understanding of the importance of achieving a sense of place as the bedrock of social continuity
- a discussion of how flexibility might be achieved in order to accommodate future changes in housing need, if wholesale demolition and replacement is to be avoided
- more recent examples which explore why certain social groupings are more resistant to design innovation than others and why there has been such an architectural breakthrough in market led, higher density urban living.
CABE The Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment has a decade review available in pdf. Page 16 onward deals with the built environment and housing
Detail in Contemporary Residential Architecture Virginia McLeod
This book showcases many beautiful residential buildings as well as images and cross sections. With a CD and the cross sections in dwg format for CAD users this is more an architect students book. However it explores current and recent housing design and may lead the way for design through the next decade.
Wheelchair housing design guide by Stephen Thorpe. Published in 2006 this book will still be relevant to modern design for wheelchair access in the next decade.