A fascinating insight into university accommodation. Current design modes of student residences are facing challenges of both philosophy and form. Past approaches no longer sustain new demands and require innovative thinking. The need for a new outlook is propelled by fundamental changes that touch upon environmental, economic, and social factors.
Thinking innovatively about university accommodation led to the idea to write 'Innovative Student Residences.' The author offers a fascinating insight into contemporary design concepts and illustrates them with outstanding examples, showcased by full-colour photography and detailed plans.
Architects featured include: Architectus, Australia; Tony Owen Partners and Silvester Fuller, Australia; Baumschlager and Eberle, Austria; Tetreault Parent Languedoc and Saia Barbarese Topouzanov, Canada; Régis Côté et associés, architectes, Canada; NOBEL Arkitekter, Denmark; Lundgaard and Tranberg Arkitekter, Denmark; ARKITEMA Architects, Denmark; AART, Denmark; Emmanuel Combarel Dominic Marrec Architectes, France; Charlotte Cattani and Alberto Cattani Architectes, France; 2A Design (formerly CG Architectes), France; OFIS Arhitekti, France; Arge Werner Wirsing Bogevischs Buero, Germany; Arons en Gelauff Architecten, The Netherlands, Architectenbureau Marlies Rohmer, The Netherlands; Mecanoo Architecten, The Netherlands; Fact Architects, The Netherlands; Studioninedots, The Netherlands; Tempohousing Global, The Netherlands; Architectus, New Zealand; MEK architects, Norway; Bevk Perovic Arhitekti, Slovenia; Mateo Arquitectura, Spain; H Arquitectes and dataAE, Spain; Hawkins\Brown, United Kingdom; Haworth Tompkins Architects, United Kingdom; GWP Architecture, United Kingdom; GWP Architecture, United Kingdom; Haworth Tompkins Architects, United Kingdom; Kieran Timberlake, United States; Mahlum, United States; Studio E Architects, United States; JAHN, United States; Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects, United States; Carrier Johnson + Culture, United States; Steven Holl Architects, United States; Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects, United States. AUTHOR: Avi Friedman is professor of architecture at McGill University, Montreal.