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Residential construction
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1. Definition

Residential construction is private architecture designed for the purpose of habitation, that is, the continuous accommodation of one or more families or domestic partnerships; architecturally, it is focused on satisfying basic everyday practical and social needs. Further aspects of residential construction such as defense and protection (Fortification), ostentation (Palace; Castle; Villa), convalescence, or receiving guests are secondary to housing but…

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Lang, Astrid, “Residential construction”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 30 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_030563>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20210601

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