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Houses and Housing

Reference Resources

  • Davies, Colin. Key Houses of the Twentieth Century: Plans, Sections and Elevations. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2006.
    HUNT FA-REF-4 NA7126 .D38 2006
    MUS-OFC-4 NA7126 .D38 2006 DISC
    Plans, section, and elevation drawings of key twentieth-century houses. Book is accompanied by a CD-ROM with the drawings as .eps and .dxf files.

  • Dunster, David. Key Buildings of the Twentieth Century. 2 vols. New York: Rizzoli, 1985; London: Butterworth Architecture, 1990.
    HUNT FA-REF-4 NA680 .D86 1985
    Documents major 20th-century buildings in plans drawn to the same scale (1:250). The two volumes are: Houses, 1900-1944, and Houses, 1945-1989.

  • French, Hilary. Key Urban Housing of the Twentieth Century: Plans, Sections, and Elevations. New York: W.W. Norton, 2008.
    HUNT FA-REF-4 
    NA7126 .F74 2008
    MUS-OFC-4
    NA7126 .F74 2008 DISC

    Plans, section, and elevation drawings of key twentieth-centuryhousing blocks. Book is accompanied by a CD-ROM with the drawings as .eps and .dxf files.

  • Gregory, Rob. Key Contemporary Buildings: Plans, Sections and Elevations. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2008.
    HUNT FA-REF-4 NA2705 .G745 2008
    MUS-OFC-4 NA2705 .G745 2008 DISC

    Examples of a variety of building types built since 2000. Book is accompanied by a CD-ROM with the drawings as .eps and .dxf files.

  • Grundrissatlas Wohnungsbau = Floor Plan Manual, HousingBoston, Mass.: Birkhäuser, 2004.
    HUNT FA-REF-4  NA7126 .G785 2004

  • HousingPrototypes.org
    A web site dedicated to the study of international multi-family housing.


Books: 20C Houses

  • Boissière, Olivier. Twentieth-Century Houses, Europe. Paris: Pierre Terrail Editions, 1998.
    HUNT OVRSZQ-4 728.094 B68T

  • Frampton, Kenneth. American Masterworks: The Twentieth Century House. New York: Rizzoli, 1995.
    HUNT OVRSZQ-4 NA7208 .F68 1995

  • Haraguchi, Hideaki. A Comparative Analysis of 20th-Century Houses. New York: Rizzoli, 1989.
    HUNT OVRSZQ-4 NA7125 .H38 1989

  • Kurrent, Friedrich, editor. Scale Models: Houses of the 20th Century. Boston; Basel; Berlin: Birkhäuser, 1999.
    HUNT FA-REF-4 NA7125 .R3813 1999


  • Masterpieces, 1945-1970. Tokyo, Japan: A.D.A. edita, 2001.
    HUNT OVRSZQ-4 NA7110 .M37 2001


  • Masterpieces, 1971-2000. Tokyo, Japan: A.D.A. edita, 2001.
    HUNT OVRSZQ-4 NA7110 .M38 2001


  • Oshima, Tadashi and Toshiko Kinoshita, guest editors. Visions of the Real: Modern Houses in the 20th Century, [I-II]. Tokyo: A + U Pub. Co., 2000.
    HUNT OVRSZQ-4 728 V831
    HUNT OVRSZQ-4 NA6 .A1122 ex.ed. 2000-10

  • Plummer, Henry. The Potential House: Three Centuries of American Dwelling. Tokyo: A + U, 1989.
    HUNT OVRSZQ-4 728.0973 P73K


  • Schezen, Roberto. Private Architecture: Masterpieces of the Twentieth Century. New York, N.Y.: The Monacelli Press, 1998.
    HUNT OVRSZQ-4 NA7125 .S382 1998


  • Sudjic, Deyan. Home: The Twentieth-Century House. New York: Watson-Guptill, 1999.
    HUNT OVRSZQ-4 NA7105 .S83 1999


  • Weston, Richard. Twentieth-Century Residential Architecture. New York: Abbeville Press, 2002.
    HUNT OVRSZQ-4 NA7110 .W47 2002


  • Zabalbeascoa, Anatxu. Houses of the Century. Corte Madera, CA: Gingko Press, 1998.
    HUNT OVRSZQ-4 728.37 Z12H


Books: Contemporary Houses

  • Arieff, Allison. Prefab. Salt Lake City: Gibbs Smith, 2002.
    HUNT STACKS-4 NA8480 .A73 2002


  • Doubilet, Susan and Daralice Boles. American House Now: Contemporary Architectural Directions. New York: Universe Pub., 2002.
    HUNT STACKS-4 NA7205 .D68 2002


  • Gast, Klaus-Peter. Living Plans: New Concepts for Advanced Housing. Basel; Boston: Birkhäuser, 2005.
    HUNT OVRSZQ-4 NA7110 .G3713 2005


  • Gómez, Lola and Cristina Montes. The Next House. Barcelona: LOFT; New York: HBI, 2002.
    HUNT STACKS-4


  • Ho, Cathy Lang and Raul A. Barreneche. House: American Houses for the New Century. New York: Universe, 2001.
    HUNT STACKS-4 728.0973 H67H

  • Jones, Will. The New Modern House. New York : Princeton Architectural Press, 2005.
    HUNT OVRSZQ-4 NA7110 .J66 2005


  • Melhuish, Clare. Modern House 2. London: Phaidon, 2000.
    HUNT OVRSZQ-4 NA7125 .M45 2000


  • The New American House [1-4]: Innovations in Residential Design and Construction. New York: Whitney Library of Design, 1995-2003.
    HUNT OVRSZQ-4 NA7208 .N453 2003
    HUNT OVRSZQ-4 NA7208 .N453 2001
    HUNT OVRSZQ-4 NA7861 .N48 1997
    HUNT OVRSZQ-4 NA7208 .N45 1995

  • Pierre d'Avoine Architects. Housey Housey: A Pattern Book of Ideal Homes. London : Black Dog Pub., 2005.
    HUNT OVRSZQ-4
    NA7126 .P54 2005X

  • Riley, Terence. The Un-Private House. New York: Museum of Modern Art: Distributed by H.N. Abrams, 1999.
    HUNT OVRSZQ-4 NA7126 .R55 1999

  • Salazar, Jaime. Single-Family Housing: The Private Domain. Basel; Boston: Birkhäuser; Barcelona: Actar, 1999.
    HUNT OVRSZQ-4 NA7325 .S25 1999

  • Schittich, Christian, ed. In Detail: Single Family Houses: Concepts, Planning, Construction. Berlin: Birkhäuser, c2000.
    HUNT OVRSZQ-4 NA7550 .M67X 2000

  • Smith, Courtenay. Xtreme Houses. Munich: New York: London: Prestel, 2002.
    HUNT STACKS-4 NA7110 .S64 2002


Books: Small Houses

  • Asensio Cerver, Francisco. Mini House. New York: Harper Design International, 2003.
    HUNT STACKS-4 728 M665


  • Pople, Nicolas. Small Houses: Contemporary Residential Architecture. New York: Universe Publishing, 2003.
    HUNT STACKS-4 NA7110 .P663 2003


  • Richardson, Phyllis. XS: Big Ideas, Small Buildings. New York: Universe, 2001.
    HUNT STACKS-4 NA4160 .R53 2001


  • Tamborini, Susanne. Living in a Small Space: Experimental Projects From Four Continents. Stuttgart: Edition Axel Menges, 1999.
    HUNT OVRSZQ-4 NA7125 .T34 1999


  • Trulove, James Grayson. 25 Houses Under 2500 Square Feet. New York: Harper Design International, 2002.
    HUNT OVRSZQ-4 NA7511 .T78 2002


  • Trulove, James Grayson and Il Kim. The New American Cottage: Innovations in Small-Scale Residential Architecture. New York: Whitney Library of Design, 1999.
    HUNT OVRSZQ-4 NA7208 .N44 1999


  • Walker, Les. A Little House of My Own: 47 Grand Designs for 47 Tiny Houses. New York: Black Dog & Leventhal, 2000.
    HUNT STACKS-4 NA7205 .W36 2000

Compiled by Kai Gutschow and Martin Aurand.

Research Tips

  • Browse books with call numbers NA7100-NA7599 in the STACKS-4 and OVRSZQ-4 locations.

  • Search for books on houses in Cameo, Carnegie Mellon's Library Catalog, using using the name of the house, the name of the architect, or search terms like the following, using <Subject> search.
    • house
    • houses
    • domestic architecture

  • Search for articles on houses in the Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals using the name of the house and/or the architect.

Architectural Record Houses

Architectural Record has a special issues on houses in its print magazine in April of each year, and different content on its Web site.

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