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House Quest

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Housing needs a renaissance. Monocle meets the London firm reinventing the town house and talks to pioneering project leaders in Denmark and Japan.

Rational House

Architects have turned their backs on housing in favour of more creatively rewarding projects. There are a couple of notable exceptions and, of course, there are always the one-off, spectacular houses – but these examples of architectural haute couture don’t address the wider problem: how to balance cost with quality of life for the people who have to live in them – and urban planning teams.

Rational House, however, is an ambitious attempt to provide an answer to these questions by returning to the terraced townhouse model and reinventing it as the…


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