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Elements of Architecture focuses on the fragments of the rich and complex architectural collage. Window, facade, balcony, corridor, fireplace, stair, escalator, elevator: the book seeks to excavate the micro-narratives of building detail.The result is no single history, but rather the web of origins, contaminations, similarities, and differences in architectural evolution, ...
Rem Koolhaas. Elements of Architecture
Elements of Architecture focuses on the fragments of the rich and complex architectural collage. Window, facade, balcony, corridor, fireplace, stair, escalator, elevator: the book seeks to excavate the micro-narratives of building detail.The result is no single history, but rather the web of origins, contaminations, similarities, and differences in architectural evolution, including the influence of technological advances, climatic adaptation, political calculation, economic contexts, regulatory requirements, and new digital opportunities. It's a guide that is long overdue-in Koolhaas's own words, Never was a book more relevant-at a moment where architecture as we know it is changing beyond recognition. Derived, updated, and expanded from Koolhaas's exhaustive and much-lauded exhibition at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale, this is an essential toolkit to understanding the fundamentals that comprise structure around the globe. Designed by Irma Boom and based on research from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, the 2,600-page monograph contains essays from Rem Koolhaas, Stephan Trueby, Manfredo di Robilant, and Jeffrey Inaba; interviews with Werner Sobek and Tony Fadell (of Nest); and an exclusive photo essay by Wolfgang Tillmans.In addition to comprehensively updated texts and new images, this edition is designed and produced to visually (and physically) embody the immense scope of its subject matter: Custom split-spine binding: our printer modified their industrial binding machine to allow for the flexible, eight-centimeter thick spineContains a new introductory chapter with forewords, table of contents, and an index, located in the middle of the book (where it naturally opens due to its unique spine)Printed on 50g Opakal paper, allowing for the ideal level of opacity needed to realize Boom's palimpsest-like designTranslucent overlays and personal annotations by Koolhaas and Boom are woven in each chapter to create an alternative, faster route through the bookPrinted at the originally intended 100% size for full readability
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170.62 USD

Rem Koolhaas. Elements of Architecture

by Rem Koolhaas
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An authoritative - and fascinating - investigation into the spatial and social dynamics of cities at a global scale Shaping Cities in an Urban Age is the third addition to Phaidon's hugely successful Urban Age series, published in collaboration with the London School of Economics (LSE) and the Alfred Herrhausen ...
Shaping Cities in an Urban Age
An authoritative - and fascinating - investigation into the spatial and social dynamics of cities at a global scale Shaping Cities in an Urban Age is the third addition to Phaidon's hugely successful Urban Age series, published in collaboration with the London School of Economics (LSE) and the Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft (AHG). Generously illustrated with photographs, visual data, and statistics, and featuring a series of essays written by leading people in their fields, Shaping Cities in an Urban Age addresses our most urgent contemporary and future urban issues by examining a set of key forces that have combined to create the city as we know it today. From the publisher of The Endless City and Living in the Endless City.
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85.23 USD

Shaping Cities in an Urban Age

by Philipp Rode, Ricky Burdett
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Power, Glamour and Angst is about the social and cultural life of three Australian neighbourhoods - Toorak (Melbourne), Mosman (Sydney) and Cottesloe (Perth) - which are home to some of the nation's wealthiest and most powerful citizens. The book explores how living in these neighbourhoods shapes the lifestyles, social networks ...
Power, Glamour and Angst: Inside Australia's Elite Neighbourhoods
Power, Glamour and Angst is about the social and cultural life of three Australian neighbourhoods - Toorak (Melbourne), Mosman (Sydney) and Cottesloe (Perth) - which are home to some of the nation's wealthiest and most powerful citizens. The book explores how living in these neighbourhoods shapes the lifestyles, social networks and status of Australia's elites. The book explores the everyday rituals through which residents produce their neighbourhood's status. It maps residents' social networks and exposes the local institutions - including schools and sports or social clubs - in which access to such high-powered networks is granted or withheld. Power, Glamour and Angst examines how the collective social and cultural capitals of elite neighbourhoods are mobilised towards varied objectives, from initiation of business connections and opportunities, through to opposition against unwanted development or traffic, both sources of ongoing angst. Deeply conservative and resistant to change at their core, despite their wealth and power these communities have not always been successful in fully repressing external pressures. In the 21st century Australian city, even elite neighbourhoods must learn to adapt to population growth, urban densification and increased cultural diversity.
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146.990000 USD

Power, Glamour and Angst: Inside Australia's Elite Neighbourhoods

by Ilan Wiesel
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Today, urban scholars think of cities and regions as evolving through networks of human associations, technologies, and natural ecologies. This being the case, planners are faced with the task of navigating a profoundly material world. Planning with and for humans alone is unacceptable: in the unfolding of urban processes, non-human ...
Planning for a Material World
Today, urban scholars think of cities and regions as evolving through networks of human associations, technologies, and natural ecologies. This being the case, planners are faced with the task of navigating a profoundly material world. Planning with and for humans alone is unacceptable: in the unfolding of urban processes, non-human things cannot be ignored. This inclusive vision has consequences for how planners envision the connections among norms, technologies and life-worlds as well as how they design and implement their plans. The contributors to this volume utilize a variety of examples - ecologically-sensitive, regional planning in Naples (Italy); congestion pricing in New York City; and public participation in Europe, among others - to explore how planners engage a heterogeneous and restless world. Inspired by assemblage thinking and actor-network theory, each chapter draws on this new materialism to acknowledge, in quite pragmatic ways, that spatial politics is a process of becoming that is inseparable from the materiality of urban practices.
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63.12 USD

Planning for a Material World

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Stunning satellite images of one hundred cities show our urbanizing planet in a new light to reveal the fragile relationship between humanity and Earth Seeing cities around the globe in their larger environmental contexts, we begin to understand how the world shapes urban landscapes and how urban landscapes shape the ...
City Unseen: New Visions of an Urban Planet
Stunning satellite images of one hundred cities show our urbanizing planet in a new light to reveal the fragile relationship between humanity and Earth Seeing cities around the globe in their larger environmental contexts, we begin to understand how the world shapes urban landscapes and how urban landscapes shape the world. Authors Karen Seto and Meredith Reba provide these revealing views to enhance readers' understanding of the shape, growth, and life of urban settlements of all sizes-from the remote town of Namche Bazaar in Nepal to the vast metropolitan prefecture of Tokyo, Japan. Using satellite data, the authors show urban landscapes in new perspectives. The book's beautiful and surprising images pull back the veil on familiar scenes to highlight the growth of cities over time, the symbiosis between urban form and natural landscapes, and the vulnerabilities of cities to the effects of climate change. We see the growth of Las Vegas and Lagos, the importance of rivers to both connecting and dividing cities like Seoul and London, and the vulnerability of Fukushima and San Juan to floods from tsunami or hurricanes. The result is a compelling book that shows cities' relationships with geography, food, and society.
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42.66 USD

City Unseen: New Visions of an Urban Planet

by Meredith Reba, Karen C. Seto
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Giulio Verdini, PhD in Economics, Urban and Regional Development, from the University of Ferrara, is Associate Professor in Urban Planning and Design and Co-Director of the Research Institute of Urbanisation at Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University, People's Republic of China. Dr. Yiwen Wang, PhD in Architecture from the University of Nottingham, is ...
Urban China's Rural Fringe: Actors, Dimensions and Management Challenges
Giulio Verdini, PhD in Economics, Urban and Regional Development, from the University of Ferrara, is Associate Professor in Urban Planning and Design and Co-Director of the Research Institute of Urbanisation at Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University, People's Republic of China. Dr. Yiwen Wang, PhD in Architecture from the University of Nottingham, is Lecturer in Urban Planning and Design at Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University, People's Republic of China. Dr. Xiaonan Zhang, PhD in Urban Geography at University of Salford, UK, is the former Head of the Department of Urban Planning and Design at Xian Jiaotong- Liverpool University, People's Republic of China.
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63.12 USD

Urban China's Rural Fringe: Actors, Dimensions and Management Challenges

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In the decades following the 1997 Asian economic crisis, South Korea sought segyehwa (globalization). Evidence of this is no more evident than in the country's capital, Seoul, where urban development has been central to making the city a global hub and not just the centre of the national economy. However, ...
Globalizing Seoul: The City's Cultural and Urban Change
In the decades following the 1997 Asian economic crisis, South Korea sought segyehwa (globalization). Evidence of this is no more evident than in the country's capital, Seoul, where urban development has been central to making the city a global hub and not just the centre of the national economy. However, recent development projects differ from those of the past in that they no longer focus solely on economic efficiency, but on the deployment of a new urban aesthetics. As Jieheerah Yun reveals in Globalizing Seoul: The City's Cultural and Urban Change, the pursuit of globalization and the rebranding of Seoul's image from hard industrial city to soft cultural city have shaped the urban development of the city. Following a brief urban history of Seoul, she focuses on two key themes. In the first, how globalization has contributed to refashioning Korean traditions, she analyzes the policies and actions to preserve Korean folk houses and pre-industrial street layouts, looking in detail at the Bukchon and Insadong areas of the city. Her second theme is an examination of migration and the generation of new minority neighbourhoods amidst the segyehwa policies and the state's efforts to build a multicultural society. In detailed case studies of the redevelopment of Dongdaemun Market as part of rebranding Seoul as the `world design capital' and of the Itaewon area as both a Special Tourist Zone and a Global Cultural Zone, she shows how multi-ethnic neighbourhoods are threatened by lack of consideration for economic justice and housing provision.
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63.12 USD

Globalizing Seoul: The City's Cultural and Urban Change

by Jieheerah Yun
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`Degrowth', a type of `postgrowth', is becoming a strong political, practical and cultural movement for downscaling and transforming societies beyond capitalist growth and non-capitalist productivism to achieve global sustainability and satisfy everyone's basic needs. This groundbreaking collection on housing for degrowth addresses key challenges of unaffordable, unsustainable and anti-social housing ...
Housing for Degrowth: Principles, Models, Challenges and Opportunities
`Degrowth', a type of `postgrowth', is becoming a strong political, practical and cultural movement for downscaling and transforming societies beyond capitalist growth and non-capitalist productivism to achieve global sustainability and satisfy everyone's basic needs. This groundbreaking collection on housing for degrowth addresses key challenges of unaffordable, unsustainable and anti-social housing today, including going beyond struggles for a 'right to the city' to a 'right to metabolism', advocating refurbishment versus demolition, and revealing controversies within the degrowth movement on urbanisation, decentralisation and open localism. International case studies show how housing for degrowth is based on sufficiency and conviviality, living a `one planet lifestyle' with a common ecological footprint. This book explores environmental, cultural and economic housing and planning issues from interdisciplinary perspectives such as urbanism, ecological economics, environmental justice, housing studies and policy, planning studies and policy, sustainability studies, political ecology, social change and degrowth. It will appeal to students and scholars across a wide range of disciplines.
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147.000000 USD
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In car-clogged urban areas across the world, the humble bicycle is enjoying a second life as a legitimate form of transportation. City officials are rediscovering it as a multi-pronged (or -spoked) solution to acute, 21st-century problems, including affordability, obesity, congestion, climate change, inequity, and social isolation. As the world's foremost ...
Building the Cycling City: The Dutch Blueprint for Urban Vitality
In car-clogged urban areas across the world, the humble bicycle is enjoying a second life as a legitimate form of transportation. City officials are rediscovering it as a multi-pronged (or -spoked) solution to acute, 21st-century problems, including affordability, obesity, congestion, climate change, inequity, and social isolation. As the world's foremost cycling nation, the Netherlands is the only country where the number of bikes exceeds the number of people, primarily because the Dutch have built a cycling culture accessible to everyone, regardless of age, ability, or economic means. Chris and Melissa Bruntlett share the incredible success of the Netherlands through engaging interviews with local experts and stories of their own delightful experiences riding in five Dutch cities. Building the Cycling City examines the triumphs and challenges of the Dutch while also presenting stories of North American cities already implementing lessons from across the Atlantic. Discover how Dutch cities inspired Atlanta to look at its transit-bike connection in a new way and showed Seattle how to teach its residents to realize the freedom of biking, along with other encouraging examples. Tellingly, the Dutch have two words for people who ride bikes: wielrenner ( wheel runner ) and fietser ( cyclist ), the latter making up the vast majority of people pedaling on their streets, and representing a far more accessible, casual, and inclusive style of urban cycling-walking with wheels. Outside of their borders, a significant cultural shift is needed to seamlessly integrate the bicycle into everyday life and create a whole world of fietsers. The Dutch blueprint focuses on how people in a particular place want to move.
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26.250000 USD

Building the Cycling City: The Dutch Blueprint for Urban Vitality

by Chris Bruntlett, Melissa Bruntlett
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urality Re-imagined is divided into four loosely-themed sections: Villagers, Farmers, Wanderers, and Wild Things. Each comprises five or six diverse chapters of varied length. In the Villagers section rural communities are considered as assemblages and spaces of vernacularity, as dark settings for TV dramas, new wave photography, and as sites ...
Rurality Re-imagined: Villagers, Farmers, Wanderers and Wild Things
urality Re-imagined is divided into four loosely-themed sections: Villagers, Farmers, Wanderers, and Wild Things. Each comprises five or six diverse chapters of varied length. In the Villagers section rural communities are considered as assemblages and spaces of vernacularity, as dark settings for TV dramas, new wave photography, and as sites for community arts projects. The Farmers section critically re-invigorates the historical fascination with peasantry and farming in the arts, through essays, painting, and photography that collectively place the agency of the artist under as much scrutiny as images of agricultural space and people. Stereotypically, the word 'Wanderers' conjures images of gypsy caravans, or country ramblers, but in this section the term is stretched to include not only the traditional migrations of reindeer herds, but also that of the motorway driver, and migrations of cultural forms too, such as that of hip-hop from the clubs of New York to the fields of rural Devon. In the essays and images in the Wild Things section the wilderness emerges as a highly contested cultural terrain, far from any state of purity, as it manifests itself in the behaviours of people, flora, and fauna in cultivated and uncultivated landscapes and parks.
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42.000000 USD

Rurality Re-imagined: Villagers, Farmers, Wanderers and Wild Things

by Ben Stringer
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A disparate but exuberant group of scholars are brought together in Savannah by an eminent professor to explore and debate the history and characteristics of the city and its implications for a twenty-first century urbanism. This narrative represents a forceful and humorous interplay between formal discussion, informal interludes, irreverent comments, ...
Seeking Savannah
A disparate but exuberant group of scholars are brought together in Savannah by an eminent professor to explore and debate the history and characteristics of the city and its implications for a twenty-first century urbanism. This narrative represents a forceful and humorous interplay between formal discussion, informal interludes, irreverent comments, and less than academic relationships. Its serious purpose is to identify the urban challenges facing America in terms of containing and consolidating growth within livable communities. However like all such participatory events it is also an opportunity for informal personal agendas set against a backdrop of real life events. The text is interspersed with 90 drawings of Savannah, illustrating its unique and multilayered identity as a potential urban paradigm for the future.
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36.69 USD

Seeking Savannah

by Peter Cookson Smith
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How can small cities make an impact in a globalizing world dominated by `world cities' and urban development strategies aimed at increasing agglomeration? This book addresses the challenges of smaller cities trying to put themselves on the map, attract resources and initiate development. Placemaking has become an important tool for ...
Small Cities with Big Dreams: Creative Placemaking and Branding Strategies
How can small cities make an impact in a globalizing world dominated by `world cities' and urban development strategies aimed at increasing agglomeration? This book addresses the challenges of smaller cities trying to put themselves on the map, attract resources and initiate development. Placemaking has become an important tool for driving urban development that is sensitive to the needs of communities. This volume examines the development of creative placemaking practices that can help to link small cities to external networks, stimulate collaboration and help them make the most of the opportunities presented by the knowledge economy. The authors argue that the adoption of more strategic, holistic placemaking strategies that engage all stakeholders can be a successful alternative to copying bigger places. Drawing on a range of examples from around the world, they analyse small city development strategies and identify key success factors. This book focuses on the case of `s-Hertogenbosch, a small Dutch city that used cultural programming to link itself to global networks and stimulate economic, cultural, social and creative development. It advocates the use of cultural programming strategies as a more flexible alternative to traditional top-down planning approaches and as a means of avoiding copying the big city.
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56.29 USD

Small Cities with Big Dreams: Creative Placemaking and Branding Strategies

by Lian Duif, Greg Richards
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On 29 September 1979, 250,000 filled the seats of Chile's National Stadium in Santiago. The event that was meant to transform the attendants from mere dwellers into proprietors. Prior to it, a booklet circulated that featured a plan of the stadium showing the space of its stands subdivided into boroughs ...
Stadium: A Building That Renders the Image of a City
On 29 September 1979, 250,000 filled the seats of Chile's National Stadium in Santiago. The event that was meant to transform the attendants from mere dwellers into proprietors. Prior to it, a booklet circulated that featured a plan of the stadium showing the space of its stands subdivided into boroughs and shanty towns. The peopled summoned were mostly beneficiaries from a national self-help housing programme responding to a severe housing crisis by offering people a plot of land within the city. Stadium: A Building that Renders the Image of a City tells a double story of that 1979 event in Santiago de Chile: that of a building, with its dissimilar and even contradictory past uses, and that of a city, with its atomised housing underpinning an unequal development. Both parts are overlaid here, where the stadium's floorplan, rather than delineating the stands, visualises another city marginalised from its centre and arresting different scales in a spatial and temporal panorama. Arranged in four chapters, the book features short essays as well as rich visual material. Text in English and Spanish.
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40.950000 USD

Stadium: A Building That Renders the Image of a City

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Over nearly three decades, Architectes Paczowski et Fritsch has established itself as an impressive studio that spectacularly fuses the complex mysteries of the art of building with technological rationality, contemporary culture, and the expressive requirements of the project's image. It has been consolidating its experience in the sectors of public ...
Paczowski and Fritsch Architects: Leading Architects
Over nearly three decades, Architectes Paczowski et Fritsch has established itself as an impressive studio that spectacularly fuses the complex mysteries of the art of building with technological rationality, contemporary culture, and the expressive requirements of the project's image. It has been consolidating its experience in the sectors of public buildings, service buildings, as well as collective and individual housing; it also specialises in logistics and transport, supermarkets, and high-end retail. The office has played an important role in carrying out important urban planning studies, and excels in the fields of sustainable development and BIM (Building Information Modeling). This beautifully presented book serves to highlight the incredible output of this world-leader in architecture and design. Internationally renowned architectural writer Philip Jodidio writes an insightful essay on the variety and intelligence that these architects bring to their work. Jodidio engages with the directorship directly, illuminating on their visionary practice, their unique ethos, and the plans for the future under the new generation at the helm. The pages within this latest compendium of IMAGES' Leading Architects series showcases full-colour photographs and detailed plans and diagrams detailing the firm's most compelling works, including the Luxembourg City airport terminals, the Hotel Grimentz in the Swiss Alps, the 1500-seat concert hall for the Philharmonie Luxembourg, and the extension for the European Court of Justice, among many others. While remaining true to its original philosophy, the office has been successful in numerous competitions and has won significant prizes and international acclaim.
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68.250000 USD

Paczowski and Fritsch Architects: Leading Architects

by Architectes Paczowski et Fritsch
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This book examines wayfinding from a broad public health perspective and articulates what needs to be done to create better wayfinding for all people regardless of age, ability, or mode of transportation. Addressing both science and the human experience, the book brings together a group of international experts to examine ...
Community Wayfinding: Pathways to Understanding
This book examines wayfinding from a broad public health perspective and articulates what needs to be done to create better wayfinding for all people regardless of age, ability, or mode of transportation. Addressing both science and the human experience, the book brings together a group of international experts to examine community wayfinding from a variety of viewpoints. It first presents a critical foundation for understanding wayfinding from an individual perspective. Next, it describes relevant design principles and practices by drawing upon architecture, environmental graphic design, universal design (UD), and urban planning. The book then goes on to examine wayfinding tools and innovative technologies ranging from maps to apps to complex systems. In addition, coverage includes case studies, lessons from wayfinding improvement initiatives, and recommendations for future research, practice, and policy. Overall, the book focuses on the economic and commercial benefits of good wayfinding, its potential impact on the health of individuals and communities, as well as strategies for the journey ahead. It will appeal to numerous professionals across many disciplines from architecture and cartography to public health and urban planning. Additionally, the book can help advance a dialogue among those interested in enhancing the livability of their communities.
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209.990000 USD

Community Wayfinding: Pathways to Understanding

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Planning Practice: Critical Perspectives from the UK provides the only comprehensive overview of contemporary planning practice in the UK. Drawing on contributions from leading researchers in the field, it examines the tools, contexts and outcomes of planning practice. Part I examines planning processes and tools, and the extent to which ...
Planning Practice: Critical Perspectives from the UK
Planning Practice: Critical Perspectives from the UK provides the only comprehensive overview of contemporary planning practice in the UK. Drawing on contributions from leading researchers in the field, it examines the tools, contexts and outcomes of planning practice. Part I examines planning processes and tools, and the extent to which theory and practice diverge, covering plan-making, Development Management, planning gain, public engagement and place-making. Part II examines the changing contexts within which planning practice takes place, including privatisation and deregulation, devolution and multi-level governance, increased ethnic and social diversity, growing environmental concerns and the changing nature of commercial real estate. Part III focuses on how planning practice produces outcomes for the built environment in relation to housing, infrastructure, economic progress, public transport and regeneration. The book considers what it means to be a reflective practitioner in the modern planning system, the constraints and opportunities that planners face in their daily work, and the ethical and political challenges they must confront.
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69.94 USD

Planning Practice: Critical Perspectives from the UK

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Built in 1969, Metsamor, Armenia (then the Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic), was intended as a settlement for employees of a nearby nuclear power plant to be completed between 1976 and 1980. But the power plant would never realise the ambitions of its creators. In 1988, an earthquake caused the facility ...
Utopia & Collapse: Rethinking Metsamor - The Armenian Atomic City
Built in 1969, Metsamor, Armenia (then the Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic), was intended as a settlement for employees of a nearby nuclear power plant to be completed between 1976 and 1980. But the power plant would never realise the ambitions of its creators. In 1988, an earthquake caused the facility to be shut down and in 1991, the collapse of the Soviet Union prompted a complete construction freeze in the city. The symbol of the dream of a technologically advanced nation, Metsamor remained incomplete and fell into decay undiminished by the recommissioning of the power plant in 1995. Utopia & Collapse documents the rise and fall of Metsamor. The book brings together an oral history of Metsamor with essays by Sarhat Petrosyan and a team of contributors and photographic research and visual mapping by Katharina Roters, including more than one hundred images. Among the topics discussed are Armenia's cultural and and architectural histories; the typology of Soviet atomograds, or atomic cities; and the phenomenon of modern ruins. Although today the power plant's workers live in a partly built failed utopia, Metsamor stands as an example of the highly idiosyncratic Armenian variety of Soviet Modernism of the 1960s and '70s, making this a fascinating story for anyone with an interest in Soviet-era buildings and architecture.
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57.750000 USD

Utopia & Collapse: Rethinking Metsamor - The Armenian Atomic City

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The Laws of Settlements: 54 Laws Underlying Settlements Across Scale and Culture (Black and White Version)
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26.240000 USD

The Laws of Settlements: 54 Laws Underlying Settlements Across Scale and Culture (Black and White Version)

by Erick Villagomez
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Engineer Journal: Engineers Isometric Graph Paper Notebook
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7.340000 USD

Engineer Journal: Engineers Isometric Graph Paper Notebook

by Jamieson R Notebooks
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2019-2020 Academic Planner Weekly & Monthly, with Quotes: Llamas & Cactus Planner, 2019-2020 Calendar Planner Weekly and Monthly, 2019-2020 Two Year Planner, 2 Year Planner 2019-2020 Daily Weekly and Monthly Calendar Agenda Schedule Organizer Journal Note
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10.700000 USD

2019-2020 Academic Planner Weekly & Monthly, with Quotes: Llamas & Cactus Planner, 2019-2020 Calendar Planner Weekly and Monthly, 2019-2020 Two Year Planner, 2 Year Planner 2019-2020 Daily Weekly and Monthly Calendar Agenda Schedule Organizer Journal Note

by Hub Publishing
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The International Village Show is a comprehensive works exhibition and a monograph of the international group of female artists 'Myvillages', which was founded by Wapke Feenstra (Rotterdam), Kathrin Boehm (London), and Antje Schiffers (Berlin). The focus of their attention is rural space as a contemporary cultural space, as well as ...
International Village Show: My Villages
The International Village Show is a comprehensive works exhibition and a monograph of the international group of female artists 'Myvillages', which was founded by Wapke Feenstra (Rotterdam), Kathrin Boehm (London), and Antje Schiffers (Berlin). The focus of their attention is rural space as a contemporary cultural space, as well as historical and current urban-rural relations. The artists, who grew up in the countryside themselves, have been working in rural areas within and outside of Europe since 2003, at exhibitions, workshops, and cooperations, in which local production and culture still have a different significance than they do for example in cities. The projects are often long-term, become part of existing processes, and attract attention, as well as different ways of thinking and acting. The book is based on Myvillages' two-year solo exhibition 'International Village Show' at the Gallery of Contemporary Art Leipzig (2015-16). The exhibition in the specifically converted garden house provides a comprehensive overview of their varied work worldwide. Text in English and German.
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47.250000 USD

International Village Show: My Villages

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Technological changes have often produced important social changes that translate into spatial and planning practice. Whereas the intelligent city is one of the unavoidable and even dominant concepts, digital uses can influence urban planning in four different directions. These scenarios are represented by a compass composed of a horizontal axis ...
Urban Planning in the Digital Age
Technological changes have often produced important social changes that translate into spatial and planning practice. Whereas the intelligent city is one of the unavoidable and even dominant concepts, digital uses can influence urban planning in four different directions. These scenarios are represented by a compass composed of a horizontal axis opposing institutional and non-institutional actors, and a second axis with open and closed opposition.
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126.000000 USD

Urban Planning in the Digital Age

by Nicolas Douay
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Tokyo's urban landscape is full of contradictions: as a densely packed megalopolis it affords thousands of vacant spaces. While creative design practices and informal appropriations activate the urban voids in European and Northern American cities, an understanding of integrating this spatial capital in to the public realm remains largely overlooked ...
Tokyo Void: Possibilities in Absence
Tokyo's urban landscape is full of contradictions: as a densely packed megalopolis it affords thousands of vacant spaces. While creative design practices and informal appropriations activate the urban voids in European and Northern American cities, an understanding of integrating this spatial capital in to the public realm remains largely overlooked in Tokyo. Tokyo Void describes Tokyo's void spaces through their distinct morphology and explores possibilities for rethinking these spaces in creative practice such as space agencies and design interventions. Tokyo Void questions the notion of a finished ideal in the urban landscape and aims to establish an understanding of a continuous and dynamic landscape that could renew the urban discourse with an appreciation of the imperfect and flexible.
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41.950000 USD

Tokyo Void: Possibilities in Absence

by Heike Rahmann, Marieluise Jonas
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Recent history of mega-projects has largely been written as a record of disasters. Well-known examples have turned into icons of planning failures, costly overspending, and excessive delays. Despite these systemic risks inherent in top-down massive interventions into the urban fabric, mega-projects have always played a decisive role in the development ...
Self-Induced Shocks: Mega-Projects and Urban Development - Perspectives in Metropolitan Research 1: Volume I
Recent history of mega-projects has largely been written as a record of disasters. Well-known examples have turned into icons of planning failures, costly overspending, and excessive delays. Despite these systemic risks inherent in top-down massive interventions into the urban fabric, mega-projects have always played a decisive role in the development of cities. As 'self-induced shocks', they create a state of emergency that effectively leads to the pooling of finances, expertise, and public awareness. In this way objectives can be met that would have been unattainable in everyday practice. This publication explores, with an international focus, the inherent ambivalence of mega-projects as drivers of urban transformation on the one hand and potential catalysts for uncontrollable dynamics on the other. It elucidates various forms and facets of large-scale construction ventures: as vehicles of urban development, as temporary large-scale events, as management challenges, and as elements of a changing urban development within the context of 'eco-cities' and 'smart cities'.
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41.950000 USD

Self-Induced Shocks: Mega-Projects and Urban Development - Perspectives in Metropolitan Research 1: Volume I

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In a world of cities, suburbanisation is the most visible and pervasive phenomenon. Global sprawl engulfs us but it does so in remarkably differentiated ways. While the single-family home subdivisions of North America remain the classical case, there are now many other forms of suburbanism around the globe. The high ...
Suburban Constellations: Governance, Land and Infrastructure in the 21st Century
In a world of cities, suburbanisation is the most visible and pervasive phenomenon. Global sprawl engulfs us but it does so in remarkably differentiated ways. While the single-family home subdivisions of North America remain the classical case, there are now many other forms of suburbanism around the globe. The high rise housing estates around many European and Canadian cities, the belts and wedges of squatter settlements in the global south, the burgeoning megacity peripheries between Istanbul and Shanghai and the technopoles and edge cities in all corners of the world are all part of a pervasive trend towards global suburbanisms. Suburban Constellations provides a first account of this global development. Twenty-two of the most well-known global urban scholars analyse the multiple manifestations of suburbanisation and suburbanism. They are joined by artistic and illustrative contributions. Overviews of suburbanization trends in the Americas, Europe, Africa, Australia and Asia complete Suburban Constellations.
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Suburban Constellations: Governance, Land and Infrastructure in the 21st Century

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Our built environment raises new issues daily - whether from a cultural, technical, economic, social, political, or aesthetic point of view. However, all too often discussions about architecture and urban development are based on superficial images, or a master plan is demanded that provides a comprehensive solution. How can we ...
Architecture in Context: Developing Urban Living Environments Beyond the Master Plan & Facade Discussion
Our built environment raises new issues daily - whether from a cultural, technical, economic, social, political, or aesthetic point of view. However, all too often discussions about architecture and urban development are based on superficial images, or a master plan is demanded that provides a comprehensive solution. How can we really do justice to the complexity of the urban, and in what context should planning be presented today? In this book, international architects, planners, and cultural theorists describe and analyse alternative urban development strategies, the planning of the unplannable, the appropriation of urban spaces, and the activation of unexploited potential - from mobility to migration, from spatial interventions to social transformations. Text in English and German.
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Architecture in Context: Developing Urban Living Environments Beyond the Master Plan & Facade Discussion

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Using the example of Famagusta in Cyprus, the role of urban planning is evaluated when being applied to towns and cities already suffering conflict and division. Can collective urban practices contribute to peace processes in divided cities? How can they be used in a targeted manner as part of urban ...
Guide to Common Urban Imaginaries in Contested Spaces: The 'Hands-on Famagusta' Initiative
Using the example of Famagusta in Cyprus, the role of urban planning is evaluated when being applied to towns and cities already suffering conflict and division. Can collective urban practices contribute to peace processes in divided cities? How can they be used in a targeted manner as part of urban policy, to challenge dominant divisive narratives and offer alternatives to segregating urban reconstruction approaches? The book is dedicated to this role of architecture and urban planning as a political instrument for transforming ethnic conflicts into urban controversies towards the city's commons. The town of Famagusta in Cyprus serves as an example, a town characterised by polarising narratives and burdened by memories loaded with conflict. In order to transform the contested territories into areas of common interest and action, the 'Hands-on Famagusta' project team developed methods for urban transformation. The guide brings together practical examples of this project and international articles from relevant literature, thereby communicating strategies and tactics for the formation and spatial organisation of the collective. It actively encourages deeply divided societies to invest in common urban imaginaries.
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Guide to Common Urban Imaginaries in Contested Spaces: The 'Hands-on Famagusta' Initiative

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A debate on the various disciplinary contributions required to create a sustainable city of the future. How do we want to live together? How can citizens directly participate in city politics? How can we shape cities so that they are liveable? These questions are more relevant than ever given current ...
City Linkage: Art and Culture Fostering Urban Futures
A debate on the various disciplinary contributions required to create a sustainable city of the future. How do we want to live together? How can citizens directly participate in city politics? How can we shape cities so that they are liveable? These questions are more relevant than ever given current processes of transformation; our cities are rapidly changing as a result of both climate change and globalisation. Which role do artist-run spaces and self-organised cultural projects play in the search for solutions to the city of the future? In City Linkage artists, researchers, activists, and theorists introduce successful international examples of urban development, showing the degree to which contributions from the arts and cultural sectors can support the manifestation of a sustainable city. Text in English and German.
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City Linkage: Art and Culture Fostering Urban Futures

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Measure of People and Space Interactions in the Built Environment: Towards Responsive Development
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Measure of People and Space Interactions in the Built Environment: Towards Responsive Development

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This book discusses Asia's rapid pace of urbanization, with a particular focus on new spaces created by and for everyday religiosity. The essays in this volume - covering topics from the global metropolises of Singapore, Bangalore, Seoul, Beijing, and Hong Kong to the regional centers of Gwalior, Pune, Jahazpur, and ...
Place/No-Place in Urban Asian Religiosity
This book discusses Asia's rapid pace of urbanization, with a particular focus on new spaces created by and for everyday religiosity. The essays in this volume - covering topics from the global metropolises of Singapore, Bangalore, Seoul, Beijing, and Hong Kong to the regional centers of Gwalior, Pune, Jahazpur, and sites like Wudang Mountain - examine in detail the spaces created by new or changing religious organizations that range in scope from neighborhood-based to consciously global. The definition of spatial aspects includes direct place-making projects such as the construction of new religious buildings - temples, halls and other meeting sites, as well as less tangible religious endeavors such as the production of new mental spaces urged by spiritual leaders, or the shift from terra firma to the strangely concrete effervesce of cyberspace. With this in mind, it explores how distinct and blurred, and open and bounded communities generate and participate in diverse practices as they deliberately engage or disengage with physical landscapes/cityscapes. It highlights how through these religious organizations, changing class and gender configurations, ongoing political and economic transformations, continue as significant factors shaping and affecting Asian urban lives. In addition, the books goes further by exploring new and often bittersweet improvements like metro rail lines, new national highways, widespread internet access, that bulldoze - both literally and figuratively - religious places and force relocations and adjustments that are often innovative and unexpected. Furthermore, this volume explores personal experiences within the particularities of selected religious organizations and the ways that subjects interpret or actively construct urban spaces. The essays show, through ethnographically and historically grounded case studies, the variety of ways newly emerging religious communities or religious institutions understand, value, interact with, or strive to ignore extreme urbanization and rapidly changing built environments.
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Place/No-Place in Urban Asian Religiosity

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