Concise Townscape

Author: Gordon Cullen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136020896

Category: Architecture

Page: 200

View: 6483

This book pioneered the concept of townscape. 'Townscape' is the art of giving visual coherence and organization to the jumble of buildings, streets and space that make up the urban environment. It has been a major influence on architects, planners and others concerned with what cities should look like.

Visual Planning and the Picturesque

Author: Nikolaus Pevsner,Mathew Aitchison

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 1606060015

Category: Architecture

Page: 221

View: 7919

A previously unpublished work by Nikolaus Pevsner, much of which was published as journal articles in the Architectural Review in the 1940s and 1950s during Pevsner's term as editor.

50 Schlüsselideen Architektur

Author: Philip Wilkinson

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3827430666

Category: Architecture

Page: 208

View: 1873

Eine Entdeckungsreise durch die Ideenwelt der Baukunst von der griechischen Antike bis heute _____ Worin besteht der Unterschied zwischen einer dorischen und einer ionischen Säule? Welche Funktion hat ein Strebebogen? Was sind die Leitmotive der modernen Architektur? Wie unterscheidet sich Restaurierung von Konservierung? Wann ist ein Bauwerk bloß ein Bauwerk, wann ist es Kunst? Wenn Sie sich schon einmal solche Fragen gestellt haben oder sich allgemein für Baustile und Kunstepochen, Fassadengestaltung und Stadtplanung interessieren, dann bietet Ihnen 50 Schlüsselideen Architektur den perfekten Einstieg. Philip Wilkinson erklärt klar und präzise die Leitgedanken und Schlüsselkonzepte der Architektur und zeigt, auf welch unterschiedliche Weise die bebaute Umwelt in den verschiedenen Epochen der Geschichte gestaltet wurde. In 50 anregenden und spannenden Essays stellt er die einflussreichsten Architekturbewegungen wie auch die wichtigsten und berühmtesten Werke der größten Baumeister aller Zeiten vor. Das Buch spannt einen weiten Bogen von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart – von den frühesten Anfängen der Architektur im antiken Griechenland über die revolutionären Entwicklungen im späten 19. Jahrhundert und die skulpturalen Formen der Expressionisten bis hin zu den reduzierten Beton-Glas-Bauten des Internationalen Stils und, in jüngerer Zeit, der Eisen- und Glasarchitektur der Postmoderne sowie den aktuellen Trends der grünen Architektur heute – und verhilft so zu einem neuen und tieferen Verständnis für die Architektur und ihre tiefgreifenden Auswirkungen auf die Welt, in der wir heute leben.


Author: Jonathan Richards

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134889534

Category: Science

Page: 204

View: 2932

Facadism - the preservation of historic facades, the creation of facsimiles in front of new buildings and the decorative exercises of postmodernism - is accused of destroying architectural innovation, of divorcing the interior and exterior of buildings and of reducing townscapes to theatre sets. Its defenders describe facadism as the way urban tradition and progress walk hand in hand. Facadism presents a critical analysis of a concept central to the way in which the city is being remodelled. Assessing architectural and townscape philosophies and their aesthetics, the principles of urban conservation, the process of heritage planning and the market forces of urban development, the book builds a complete picture of the causes and effects of facadism in the Twentieth Century.

Das Bild der Stadt

Author: Kevin Lynch

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 3035602166

Category: Architecture

Page: 215

View: 7360

Wie orientieren wir uns in einer Stadt? Woher rühren unsere ganz fest umrissenen visuellen Vorstellungen? Um diese Fragen beantworten zu können, studierte Kevin Lynch die Erfahrungen von Menschen und zeigt damit, wie man das Bild der Stadt wieder lebendiger und einprägsamer machen könnte.

Understanding Architecture Through Drawing

Author: Brian Edwards

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1134066813

Category: Architecture

Page: 272

View: 6380

This second edition is fully revised and updated and includes new chapters on sustainability, history and archaeology, designing through drawing and drawing in architectural practice. The book introduces design and graphic techniques aimed to help designers increase their understanding of buildings and places through drawing. For many, the camera has replaced the sketchbook, but here the author argues that freehand drawing as a means of analyzing and understanding buildings develops visual sensitivity and awareness of design. By combining design theory with practical lessons in drawing, Understanding Architecture Through Drawing encourages the use of the sketchbook as a creative and critical tool. The book is highly illustrated and is an essential manual on freehand drawing techniques for students of architecture, landscape architecture, town and country planning and urban design.

The Knowledge Society

The Growing Impact of Scientific Knowledge on Social Relations

Author: Gernot Böhme,Nico Stehr

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400947240

Category: History

Page: 209

View: 987

The original essays collected here under the general title of The Knowledge Society were first commissioned for a conference held in the late fall of 1984 at the Technische Hochschule Darmstadt, West Germany. The conference in Darmstadt saw a larger number of contribu tions presented than could be accommodated in this edition of the Sociol ogy of the Sciences Yearbook. However, all contributions were important and affected those published in this collection. We are therefore grateful to all participants of the Darmstadt conference for their presentations and for their intense, useful as well as thoughtful discussion of all papers. Those chosen for publication in the Yearbook and those undoubtedly to be published elsewhere have all benefitted considerably from our discussions in Darmstadt which also included a number of the members of the edito rial board of the Yearbook. In addition, we are pleased that the authors were able to read and comment further on each other's papers prior to publication. As is the case in every endeavor of this kind, we have incurred many debts and are only able to acknowledge these at this point publicly while expressing our sincere thanks and appreciation for all the intellectual sup port and the considerable labor invested by a number of persons in the realization of the collection.

Creating Vibrant Public Spaces

Streetscape Design in Commercial and Historic Districts

Author: Ned Crankshaw

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781610910569

Category: Architecture

Page: 238

View: 6950

Public space and street design in commercial districts can dictate the success or failure of walkable community centers. Instead of focusing our efforts on designing new “compact town centers,” many of which are located in the suburbs, we should instead be revitalizing existing authentic town centers. This informative, practical book describes methods for restoring the health and vibrancy of the streets and public spaces of our existing commercial districts in ways that will make them positive alternatives to suburban sprawl while respecting their historic character. Clearly written and with numerous photos to enhance the text, Creating Vibrant Public Spaces uses examples from communities across the United States to illustrate the potential for restoring the balance provided by older urban centers between automobile access and “walkability.” In advice that can be applied to a variety of settings and scales, Crankshaw describes the tenets of contemporary design theory, how to understand the physical evolution of towns, how to analyze existing conditions, and how to evaluate the feasibility of design recommendations. Good design in commercial centers, Crankshaw contends, facilitates movement and access, creates dynamic social spaces, and contributes to the sense of a “center”—a place where social, commercial, and institutional interaction is more vibrant than in surrounding districts. For all the talk of creating new “green” urban spaces, the ingredients of environmentally aware design, he points out, can often be found in the deteriorating cores and neighborhoods of towns and cities across the United States. With creativity, planning, and commitment, these centers can thrive again, adding to the quality of local life and contributing to the local economy, too.

Staging Mobilities

Author: Ole B. Jensen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135089752

Category: Social Science

Page: 228

View: 3796

In recent years, the social sciences have taken a ‘mobilities turn’. There has been a developing realisation that mobilities do not ‘just happen’. Mobilities are carefully and meticulously designed, planned and staged (from above). However, they are equally importantly acted out, performed and lived as people are ‘staging themselves’ (from below). Staging mobilities is a dynamic process between ‘being staged’ (for example, being stopped at traffic lights) and the ‘mobile staging’ of interacting individuals (negotiating a passage on the pavement). Staging Mobilities is about the fact that mobility is more than movement between point A and B. It explores how the movement of people, goods, information, and signs influences human understandings of self, other and the built environment. Moving towards a new understanding of the relationship between movement, interaction and environments, the book asks: what are the physical, social, technical, and cultural conditions to the staging of contemporary urban mobilities? Jensen argues that we need to understand the contemporary city as an assemblage of circulating people, goods, information and signs in relational networks creating the ‘meaning of movement’. The book will be of interest to students and scholars of sociology, urban studies, mobility studies, architecture and cultural studies.

Designing Architecture

The Elements of Process

Author: Andrew Pressman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136331298

Category: Architecture

Page: 208

View: 645

Designing Architecture is an indispensable tool to assist both students and young architects in formulating an idea, transforming it into a building, and making effective design decisions. This book promotes integrative and critical thinking in the preliminary design of buildings to inspire creativity, innovation, and design excellence. This compendium of individual wisdom and collective experience offers explicit guidance to students and young professionals on how to approach, analyze, and execute specific tasks; develop and refine a process to facilitate the best possible design projects; and create meaningful architectural form. Here the design process – from orchestrating client participation to finalizing schematic design – is explored and illuminated. The following material is presented to make the book a useful didactic tool for professional development: explicit strategies for doing design rather than simply reviewing principles and precedents creative ideas in approaching and framing problems in design terms specific methods to translate ideas to culturally significant, socially responsive, and environmentally sensitive buildings techniques to integrate all levels of cognition from analysis to epiphany counsel on developing a personalized process for engaging design projects case studies augment the text and chronicle fascinating applications of the design process. The essence of this book lies in an integrated and holistic approach to each unique project as well as fostering curiosity and exploration – a departure from algorithms, easy generalities, or a formula for design. Designing Architecture will inspire readers to elevate the quality of preliminary designs and unravel some of the mystery of creating the most beautiful, responsive, and responsible architectural design possible.

Touching the City

Thoughts on Urban Scale

Author: Timothy Makower

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118737695

Category: Architecture

Page: 216

View: 2186

Scale in cities is relative and absolute. It has the ability tomake us feel at home in the world or alien from it; connected ordisconnected. Both large and small scale in cities can bebeautiful; both are right, neither is wrong. Whilst accepting thatprescription is no answer, 'getting the scale right' – at anintuitive and sensual level – is a fundamental part of themagic of architecture and urban design. Touching the City exploreshow scale is manifested in cities, exploring scale in buildings, inthe space between them and in their details. It asks how scalemakes a difference. Travelling from Detroit to Chandigarh, via New York, London,Paris, Rome and Doha, Tim Makower explores cities with theanalytical eye of a designer and with the experiential eye of theurban dweller. Looking at historic cities, he asks what is goodabout them: what can we learn from the old to inform the new? Thebook zooms in from the macro scale of surfing Google Earth to micromoments such as finding fossils in a weathered wall. It examinesthe dynamics and movement patterns of cities, the making of streetsand skylines, the formation of thresholds and facades, and it alsotouches on the process of design and the importance of drawing. Asthe book's title, Touching the City, suggests, it alsoemphasises the tactile – that the city is indeed somethingphysical, something we can touch and be touched by, alive and everchanging.

RIBA Journal

Author: Royal Institute of British Architects

Publisher: N.A


Category: Architecture

Page: N.A

View: 6700

The Historic Urban Landscape

Managing Heritage in an Urban Century

Author: Francesco Bandarin,Ron van Oers

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119968097

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

View: 3926

This book offers a comprehensive overview of the intellectual developments in urban conservation. The authors offer unique insights from UNESCO's World Heritage Centre and the book is richly illustrated with colour photographs. Examples are drawn from urban heritage sites worldwide from Timbuktu to Liverpool to demonstrate key issues and best practice in urban conservation today. The book offers an invaluable resource for architects, planners, surveyors and engineers worldwide working in heritage conservation, as well as for local authority conservation officers and managers of heritage sites.

Gordon Cullen

visions of urban design

Author: David Gosling

Publisher: John Wiley & Son Ltd


Category: Architecture

Page: 256

View: 1849

Over 300 works from one of Britian's key activists in post-war urban design.

Visualizing the City

Author: Alan R. Marcus,Dietrich Neumann

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: 247

View: 1778

This anthology presents a range of interdisciplinary explorations into the urban environment, through film, photography, digital imagery, maps and signage. Contributors examine our fascination with the city through the history of art and architecture, urban studies, environmental studies, cultural geography and screen studies. Bringing together a wide spectrum of urban contexts, Visualizing the City's diverse essays explore visual representations of urbanism and modernity reflected through the prism of global cultures using an engaging variety of methods and texts.

Making townscape

a contextual approach to building in an urban setting

Author: Anthony Tugnutt,Mark Robertson

Publisher: Mitchell Pub.


Category: Architecture

Page: 176

View: 5584

High-density housing

concepts, planning, construction

Author: Christian Schittich

Publisher: Birkhauser


Category: Architecture

Page: 174

View: 1784

"In Detail, High-Density Housing" presents international projects documenting the breadth and complexity of the task from housing model to floor plan design, access, private outdoor spaces and flexible uses to economic and efficient building systems. The outstanding architectural and constructional quality of the housing ensembles is revealed in the uniform depiction of plans and in large-scale detail drawings. In the introductory contributions, experts shed a light on current developments and analyze design concepts. Given the density and detail of information, this volume is an indispensable reference source for all urban designers.