Rigid adherence to guidance on designing for fire has saddled the UK with constricted apartment buildings. But by thinking imaginatively we could achieve the kind of spaciousness typical of American flats while reducing the risk to occupants In the 19th century, Britain needed low-rise, functional, cheap terrace accommodation to house workers in the rapidly growing towns and cities. Since then it has undergone a number of cultural and social revolutions, but despite this progress one ...
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