Architecture of Dwelling, 2021

Contribution to the anthology: Handbuch Wohnsoziologie (Frank Erhardt and Sabine Meier (eds.))

This study, written together with urban sociologist Sabine Meier, approaches dwelling by looking at residential buildings and their architecture. Thereby, the (German) residential architecture of the 20th century is analyzed from an, in the broadest sense, designerly perspective. From this perspective, it is firstly described under the aspect of typologization, i.e. its differentiation according to residential building types and how the thinking in, and designing of, types has been developed and changed historically. Secondly, the question is explored in which way residential architecture is linked to the aspect of spatial privacy: in terms of design and how its meaning, and thus residential architecture itself, has changed depending on the temporal, social and spatial context.

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