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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Robert’s Quadruple Houses

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I was happy to find out that I’m not the only one who has been plugging Quadruple Houses on the internet. I discovered Robert via the comments to one of my posts - he gave me the link to his website.

You can find his ideas for cross-plan quadruple houses. Robert sees them as a suitable type of house for new-urbanist neighbourhoods.

Four quadruple houses, equivalent to four detached houses, are linked to form a cruciform block.

Instead of rows of detached single family homes which have skinny yards around the house which are hardly useable, the cross-form quadruple houses place all the green area in the front garden.

Based in Alabama, he discovered the quadruple house through Frank Lloyd Wright.

This is a walk along the main road:

So Robert, welcome to the club!


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r a c said...

this is great ! makes
perfect sense. i can't
understand why the idea
hasnt caught on. the rest
of the world doesnt know
what its missing :)

Mazlin said...

I know that these quadruple houses are now getting built in Malaysia in quite a small number of projects. I'm trying to find out if there are more of them in other countries.

Thanks for your comments!