Flexible Housing wins 2007 RIBA Presidentís Award for Research
Architectural Press, an imprint of Elsevier, is pleased to announce that Professor Jeremy Till and Dr Tatjana Schneider of the University of Sheffield have been awarded the 2007 RIBA Presidentís Awards for Research for Outstanding University-located Research for their book, Flexible Housing.
Published by Elsevier in August 2007, Flexible Housing investigates ways of planning housing that can adapt to different uses and technologies over time. The team collected over 150 historical examples for their research that demonstrate the economic, environmental and social benefits of flexible housing.
The RIBA Presidentís Awards for Research encourage and reward outstanding research in architecture. The judgesí citation for the winner of the Outstanding University-located Research called Flexible Housing, ďAn exemplary body of architecturally-relevant researchÖ,offering comparative design plans, well-researched historical referencing, a new classification system and a practical manual/tool kit. An innovative and brave approach...Ē
Commenting on the honor, Alex Hollingsworth, publisher for Architectural Press said, ďArchitectural Press has been at the forefront of publishing essential content for architects for decades. This award is a reflection of not just the success of this book but a tradition of publishing the very best information and research for the profession. We are delighted that Jeremy Till and Tatjana Schneider have won this award for their work on Flexible Housing, and we are honored to have published their book.Ē
Architectural Press author Andre Viljoen and Katrin Bohn of University of Brighton, UK were runners up for the Outstanding University-located Research category for their work on Continuous Productive Urban Landscapes (CPULs): Designing urban agriculture for sustainable cities.
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