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Perspectives in Metropolitan Research: Self-Induced Shocks: Mega-Projects and Urban Development: Volume I
Large-scale investment projects, or "mega-projects," often turn into icons of planning failures, overspending and extensive delays. This publication explores, with an international focus, how such disastrous enterprises can serve as potential catalysts for urban reform, particularly within the context of eco-cities and smart cities.
By Oda Palmke
Haus Ideal, by German architect Oda Palmke, serves as an instruction manual for nonlinear processes of generating new solutions to architectural problems and discovering ideal architectural forms. Images of architectural models demonstrate different stages of these unconventional design processes.
This book is a compendium of essays, presented during the 12th International Bauhaus Colloquium 2013, on the idea of the Gesamtkunstwerk. It offers an interdisciplinary approach to an important aspect of the Bauhaus.
How can residential building strengthen broader urban structures? And how can architecture meet the requirements of new forms of cohabitation, owing to a broader social mix or to live-work spaces? This book presents exemplary solutions from the international Urban Living Workshop, in which more than 30 international firms participated.
Conflicts around urban development and planning issues represent an important dimension of urban politics. Issues of social cohesion and democratic representation are all the more relevant in times when cities are undergoing a severe economic crisis and when local politics tends to meet its challenges with 'post-political' responses. The relevance...
This publication provides insight into communal living in 11 European countries, focusing on social concepts, architectural details and funding schemes. Exemplary residential projects from Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, France, Great Britain, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Germany are included.
Landscript 5 examines Material Culture in landscape architecture theory and design. Designed landscapes are temporal assemblages of extant and introduced materials, constructed and maintained through the efforts of human labor, mediated through non-human forces, and shaped by constantly changing cultural relations. Sites are bounded by property lines, yet their material...
By Alice Finch
The LEGO Architecture Idea Book will provide endless inspiration for aspiring builders who want to turn their ordinary models into something extraordinary. In this example-packed guide, Alice Finch renowned for her massive, detailed models of buildings from Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings shares her best building secrets for...