First translation into English on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the publication of the General Theory of Urbanization 1867 by Ildefons Cerd , an essential work on urban development.
In 1867 Ildefons Cerd published his "Teoria general de la urbanitzaci n". In this text, the "science of building cities", understood as a phenomenon, became a new discipline with a broad economic, social and cultural impact on the life of the people of the city. Coinciding with 150 years since its publication, its first translation into English is being presented along with the publishing online at urbanization.org with the statistics transformed into interactive graphics and open data, with the aim of expanding the knowledge of Cerdà's work and encouraging debate on the process of "urbanization" in the future.
Co-published with the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia in collaboration with the Diputació de Barcelona, the Generalitat de Catalunya through Incasòl. Bloomberg Philanthropies contributed as a collaborator for the international di usion of the project.
Chandigarh Rethink captures the rich, ongoing discourse on radically transforming urbanities within the Global South with specific reference to India's social, historical, economic and cultural repositioning. It examines urban edge 'figures' and their rural 'grounds'--relevant not just to Chandigarh, but also to cities in general--while suggesting narrative strategies via provocative design studio design work. These introspections are framed within themed contributions from a globally recognized group of scholars who represent the diverse disciplines of architecture, planning, urban design, landscape ecologies and the humanities. As a topical publication on global urbanities transforming a 'signature' urban project, Chandigarh Rethink anticipates the Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures (blc) program and SARUP's efforts to uniquely aligning urban research, pedagogy and critical design practice towards examining global urbanities that continue to defy normative urban analysis. Beyond serving as an exemplar for globally aware architectural schools nationwide and beyond, it is also directed to serve as an instructive primer for design students and instructors examining global urban sites.
The future of architecture and urban design unveiled by 150 innovative projects submitted to the world-renowned eVolo Skyscraper Competition.The third book in the Skyscraper Competition series showcases visionary designs that utilize the latest technological advances, offer sustainable architectural solutions, explore new territories, propose social change, and examine radical urban strategies. Since 2006 the annual Skyscraper Competition receives thousands of entries from more than 80 different countries. The projects presented in this edition represent the top entries selected by an expert international jury.
- The CTBUH is the primary clearinghouse for data in the field of tall buildings, putting its tremendous resources to work in order to make this more than just an awards book, but a comprehensive survey of the activity in skyscrapers the world over, each year- Readers will gain a better and more varied understanding of the skyscraper typology, why it's important, and where it is innovativeMore than a description of the best tall buildings from around the world, this volume serves as a global overview of tall building construction and activity in a given year, highlighting some of the big achievements in the tall building field, particularly showing where innovation is happening.Tall buildings are oftentimes the subject of admiration only for their sheer height or skyline silhouette, and oftentimes criticized for their poor environmental performance (and not without justification). This book aims to change that impression by showing innovations that are particular to tall buildings, in addition to generally good architectural design and engineering prowess. This ambitious and comprehensive text provides in-depth descriptions of the buildings' design and significance, accompanied by stunning images, detailed drawings, and plans.The CTBUH's Awards series draws from the multi-disciplinary expertise of the practitioners directly involved in bringing these buildings to life. This guide is intended for anyone working on the design and operation of tall buildings at both the building and urban scales.Also available: 100 of the World's Tallest Buildings ISBN 978186470651022 $75.00 Tall Buildings of China ISBN 9781864704129 $80.00Antony Wood has been Executive Director of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat since 2006. Based at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Antony is a Research Professor in the College of Architecture and is also a Visiting Professor of Tall Buildings at the College of Architecture and Urban Planning at Tongji University, Shanghai. He is the author and editor of numerous books and papers in the field, and his PhD explored the multi-disciplinary aspects of skybridge connections between tall buildings. Californian-born Steven Henry received his degree in architecture in May 2008 from the College of Architecture of the Illinois Institute of Technology. In his final years he studied new programmatic uses for high-rise buildings as well as research on how to incorporate sustainable features as an inherent part of the design. Involved with the CTBUH since January 2008, he designed and produced the Council's inaugural awards book titled, Best Tall Buildings 2008: CTBUH International Awards Winning Projects.Among other tasks, he continues to coordinate the council's book publications.
The content of this book represents a wide selec on of the plans and projects developed in the city of Barcelona in the period covering from the year 2011 to 2015, divided in types and thoroughly explained.It features the lasts projects developed in the city of Barcelona, studied from different aspects of urban life. It also features more than 400 pages full with photographs, diagrams, maps and explanations of each project. "We are working to make Barcelona a self-sucient city of productive neighbourhoods at a human speed, within a hyper-connected and zero-emissions metropolis." --Vicente Guallart
Give Me Shelter documents the work of the MADWORKSHOP Homeless Studio at the USC School of Architecture and their solutions for tackling the Los Angeles homeless crisis through design, compassion, and humanity. The book features exclusive content from leaders in the field including Michael Maltzan, Ted Hayes, Betty Chinn, Gregory Kloehn, Skid Row Housing Trust, and many more. Paired with a forward by Mayor Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles, Give Me Shelter provides an in-depth look at how design can bridge the gap in services to get people off the streets and into housing sooner. In 2015, Los Angeles declared a state of emergency on homelessness. Since then, homelessness has increased by nearly 30 percent. Our homeless epidemic is more than a humanitarian crisis, it is a call for action. The book tells the story of eleven fourth year architecture students and their two instructors' journey through the world of homelessness as they tackle real world design solutions for emergency stabilization housing. From nomadic and temporary shelters to the city supported and award winning Homes for Hope, Give Me Shelter follows the MADWORKSHOP Homeless Studio and their designs from the encampment all the way to City Hall.
Ever since the 18th century when Alexander Pope advised his peers to "consult the genius of place," the idea that designers could interpret and then express the essential identity of a place has been venerated in landscape architecture. This issue of LA+ is devoted to critically exploring the nexus between place and identity with contributions from disciplines as varied as landscape architecture, architecture, philosophy, literature, ethics, marketing, anthropology, history, politics, and visual arts. In this issue: -Ursula Heise discusses how we have become alien to our environment and why the notion of 'sense of place' must now give way to 'sense of planet'; -Nicole Porter examines the commercial phenomenon of landscape branding, with starkly different examples from Singapore and Norway; -Mark Raggatt explains how a critical postcolonial discourse of Australian identity has been invoked by a development featuring a building-sized portrait of an Indigenous man; -Jim Igoe reflects on the way that protected areas in Tanzania negatively impact cultural identity in order to secure ecological identity; -Andrew Graan and Aleksandar Takovski contemplate what Skopje's recent city-wide installation of figurative monuments says about contemporary Macedonian national identity; -Ed Casey examines the complex identity of built place through a philosophical lens; -Charles Waldheim discusses the changing identity of design schools in the United States; -Rui Yang and Xiaodi Zheng write about the professional identity of landscape architecture in China; -Mark Kingwell addresses how place and space shape self-identity, invoking Franz Kafka's literary genius in his exploration of where identity is located. -Julian Raxworthy relates the provenance of plants to cultural identity by documenting the story of a humble garden in an informal settlement in Cape Town; -Clive Hamilton argues that the Anthropocene requires new identities as a western sense of self isolated from the surrounding world becomes increasingly untenable; -Kerri Culhane and Molly Garfinkel find strong community identity in a New York housing development of the type lambasted by Jane Jacobs and the new urbanists; -Miriam Garc a Garc a and Victor T nez Ybern look at how an instance of 'undoing' design has resurrected the identity of Spain's Catalan coast; -Dirk Sijmonds reflects on how for centuries the Dutch have collectively shaped their nation's landscapes as a continuing work in progress; -Nicole Lambrou and Eric Lum question the reality of The Sea Ranch's famed eco-identity; and -Paul Preissner visits Munich, North Dakota, where he finds a powerful sense of place precisely because of its absence. The issue also features interviews with landscape architect Martin Rein-Cano from Berlin's Topotek1 and with British-Australian author and public artist Paul Carter. The feature artist for this issue is Singaporean-based interdisciplinary artist Robert Zhao Renhui.
From the first utopian impulse of Plato's Republic to today's global border controls and public space surveillance systems, there has always been a tyrannical aspect to the organization of society and the regulation of its spaces. Tyranny takes many forms, from the rigid barriers of military zones to the subtle ways in which landscape is used to 'naturalize' power. What are these forms and how do they function at different scales, in different cultures, and at different times in history? How are designers and other disciplines complicit in the manifestation of these varying forms of tyranny and how have they been able to subvert such political and ideological structures?LA+ TYRANNY asked contributors to consider how politics, ideology, and technology manifest in our landscapes and cities in ways that either advance or restrict individual and collective liberty. The result is a compelling collection of essays from an impressive list of contributors including geographers Matthew Gandy and Erik Swyngedouw, historian Chang-tai Hung, urbanist Stephen Graham, semiotician Patrizia Violi, sociologist Mona Abaza, planner Rodrigo Firmino, architects Jim Kennedy and Steve Basson, and landscape architects Christopher Marcinkoski, Casey Brown, and Nick Pevzner, among others. Feature artists for this issue are Hasan Elahi and Jesse Krimes.
Angels are sculpted everywhere in Paris, not just on churches but in unexpected places: holding a lightning rod atop the Th tre du Ch telet's roof, adorning a seventeenth-century gilded sundial inside a courtyard at the Sorbonne, hovering above a railroad headquarters where a beautiful stone frieze features young angels flying in to work on the tracks. Subtly, subliminally, the angels are a part of the fanciful and romantic spirit of Paris. Angels of Paris is the first book to explore this intriguing and extraordinary subject.
Angels of Paris features beautiful photographs taken from dawn to dusk, in all seasons, accompanied by text explaining the story behind the creation of each angel and of the location in which it is found. Organized chronologically, the book delves into the artistic trends and historic movements the angels reflect and the stories of the artists who created them and of those who commissioned them. Readers will learn about Paris's history, buildings, and monuments through the abundant, beautiful, and surprising depictions of angels from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century.
"Posthuman" signals a historical condition in which the coordinates of human existence on the planet are altered by profound technological, ecological, biopolitical, and spatial transformations. Engendering new ways of being in the world, this condition challenges long-established definitions of the "human," and by extension, of the human environment. Interpreting design as a geographical agent deeply involved in the territorial engravings of contemporary urbanization, New Geographies 09 investigates the urban landscapes shaping the posthuman geographies of the early 21st century, fostering a wide-ranging debate about both the potentials and challenges for design to engage with the complex spatialities, more-than-human ecologies, and diverse forms and habits of life in a post-anthropocentric world.
With Contributions by Rosalind Williams, Erik Swyngedouw, Cary Wolfe, McKenzie Wark, Jason Moore, Benjamin Bratton, Luciana Parisi, Eyal Weizman, Shannon Mattern, Rosetta Elkin, Mimi Sheller, and Stephen Graham, among others.