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The Book

Homes can be designed with a private and a shared garden in front of them in a way that is cost-effective. This book that I'm writing explains  why and how through a catalog of projects and proposals for both low and high-rise.


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CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION
Chapter 1
Better, Affordable Alternatives to Terrace Houses and High-Rise Blocks

PART 1: LOW-RISE HONEYCOMB HOUSING

Chapter 2
From Kampong to Terrace Houses
The Honeycomb Alternative to Terrace Houses

Chapter 3
Overcoming the Problem of Innovation in Housing
A Pioneer Project in Nong Chik

Chapter 4
Saving the Cost of Land

Chapter 5
Saving the Cost of Infrastructure

Chapter 6
A Small Site in Merlimau
A Big Site

Chapter 7
A More Acceptable Form of Honeycomb Housing
Honeycomb Housing on a Rectangular Grid in Bernam Jaya

Chapter 8
The Honeycomb Terrace Layout; a High-End Proposal in Petaling Jaya

Chapter 9
Other High-End Honeycomb Housing

Chapter 10
Overcoming the Problem of Zoning by Income
A Mixed Range of Affordable Housing in Jasin, Melaka

PART II: HIGH-RISE HONEYCOMB HOUSING

Chapter 11
High-Rise Housing
High-Rise Honeycomb Housing

Chapter 12
Why we would want Sky-Courts
How is High-Rise Honeycomb Cost-Efficient

Chapter 13
Comparison with Existing Apartment Layouts

Chapter 14
The Singapore Experience
Comparison with Singapore High-Rise

Chapter 15
Reducing the Cost of Lifts and the cost of Land

Chapter 16
High-Rise Honeycomb proposals

PART III: AFFORDABLE HONEYCOMB HOUSING

Chapter 17
The Cluster Townhouse Solution

Chapter 18
Low Cost 5-Storey Flats
Point Block Walk-up Apartment
From 5-storey Point Blocks to Honeycomb 5-storey V-Shaped Apartments

Chapter 19
The Checkerboard Plan: High-Density Medium-Rise Honeycomb Apartments
Tall Buildings Cost More than Shorter Ones; How to Maximize Site Coverage
Overcoming the Problem of Car Parks for High-Density High-Rise

Chapter 20
Adapting the Shop-House for Low-Cost Housing
The Honeycomb Shop-Apartment

CONCLUSION

Chapter 21
"The "Transect" - Housing form the countryside to the city centre
Towards a wider range of options

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