Dezeen has teamed up with publishers Laurence King to give away five copies of Key Urban Housing of the Twentieth Century by architect and architectural historian Hilary French.
This competition has now closed.
The five winners will be selected at random and notified by email. Winners’ names will be published in a future edition of our Dezeenmail newsletter.
The following is from Laurence King:
Key Urban Housing of the Twentieth Century:
Plans, Sections and Elevations
by Hilary French
Key Urban Housing of the Twentieth Century, by Hilary French and published by Laurence King in September 2008 is the latest title in the successful series Plans, Sections and Elevations, featuring 87 of the most influential modern housing designs of the last 100 years by the best-known architects in the field.
As cities grow upwards and outwards, and the housing market hangs in the balance, urban housing is in the spotlight like never before. This book presents 87 urban housing projects, and explains each with a concise text, photographs, specially created drawings, including site plans and floor plans, sections and elevations where appropriate. The projects are organized into six roughly chronological chapters tracing the history of both public and private housing around the world.
Featured projects include: Peabody Buildings, Peabody Trust, London (UK); Unité d’Habitation, Le Corbusier, Marseilles (France); Price Tower, Frank Loyd Wright, Oklahoma (USA); Hansaviertel Apartments, Alvar Aalto, Berlin (Germany); Marina City, Bertrand Goldberg, Illinois (USA); Habitat 67, Moshe Safdie, Montreal (Canada); Nagakin Capsule Tower, Kisho Kurokawa, Tokyo (Japan) and The Mirador Apartments, MVRDV + Blanca Lleó, Madrid (Spain).
The detailed drawings allow each project to be analyzed in depth, which, alongside the author’s text, will make this an invaluable resource for architects and students. As an added bonus, the book includes a CD-ROM containing digital files of all the drawings featured in the book.
Hilary French, an architect and architectural historian, is Head of the School of Architecture & Design at the Royal College of Art, London. She has written and edited a number of books including Accommodating Change: Innovation in Housing (2002) and New Urban Housing (2006).
Congratulations to the winners! Thomas Vermeulen in Zürich, Hartmut Hank in Vienna, and Tyler Antrup, Nelson Geis and Sarah Elizabeth Condon in USA all won copies of Key Urban Housing of the Twentieth Century by Hillary French.