Recognized for their high density and resources conservation, townhouses are attracting homebuyers and builders once
again. With housing affordability being an issue in many nations, the interior and the exterior must be cost effective.
Their proportions, however, pose a particular design challenge. The typically narrow width limit design options and the
long footprint restrict the amount of light that reaches the dwelling’s center.
This article presents strategies used by designers of notable townhouses with a width smaller than 6 meters to best solve
those challenges. The authors studied interior design of 28 narrow units and drew conclusions about key principles that
facilitated their planning. The research demonstrates that space efficiency can be achieved by employing open plans,
minimizing circulation, using light colors, varying ceiling heights, suitable window placement and creative storage fixtures.
Keywords : Narrow townhouses, Space efficiency, Adaptability, Affordability.
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