The shop/house the building combining commercial/retail uses and dwellings
appears over many periods of history in most cities in the world. This book
combines architectural history, cross-cultural understandings and accounts of
contemporary policy and building practice to provide a comprehensive account of
this common but overlooked building.
The merchant's house in northern European cities, the Asian shophouse, the
apartment building on New York avenues, typical apartment buildings in Rome and
in Paris this variety of shop/houses along with the commonality of attributes
that form them, mean that the hybrid phenomenon is as much a social and economic
one as it is an architectural one.
Professionals, city officials