This piece explores the terraced house format through recent practice examples. As the first of seven in a housing typologies series it looks at the role of the contemporary terraced house in urban and rural settings. Illustrated by mapping, photography and scale drawings, our aim is to show the linkage between design of the house and the place of which it forms a part.
Terraced housing is seen throughout the urban and rural landscapes of Scotland in both indigenous and contemporary housing. Combining economy with climatic resilience it continues as a form that adapts well to policy objectives for energy performance, townscape and placemaking.
Here we illustrate built examples where architects and urban designers have sought to reconcile contemporary living with the wider roles and functions of the individual house that are integral to placemaking.
Part of the Key Placemaking Issues: Housing series of articles and documents.