Space and function in small house plans: a case study in South Africa

Mills, G. (1992) Space and function in small house plans: a case study in South Africa. Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, 19 (5). pp. 545-558. ISSN 0265-8135

Full content URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1068/b190545

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Abstract

A sample of self-built, low-cost houses in South Africa is analysed. These designs are a synthesis of the many social, economic, and technical variables that influence the shape and meaning of house form. These variables are viewed as constituting knowledge about architecture, and the analysis of the geometry and spatial pattern of the house plans reveals information on what the designers regard as appropriate and functional.

Keywords:Architecture
Subjects:K Architecture, Building and Planning > K421 Urban Planning
K Architecture, Building and Planning > K100 Architecture
Divisions:College of Arts > School of Architecture & Design > School of Architecture & Design (Architecture)
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Deposited On:19 Jul 2015 18:01

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