Item description for Town Spaces: Contemporary Interpretations in Traditional Urbanism by Rob Krier, Hans Ibelings, Philipp Meuser, Harald Bodenschatz & Michael Graves...
Neotraditional town planning responds to the crisis of the contemporary city with clear and well-organized spaces whose atmosphere is marked by public spirit, identification, and order. In four parts, this book articulates guidelines for the planning of new cities, the development of new urban neighborhoods, the restructuring of city centers, and the expansion of cities and urban neighborhoods.
Drawing on firsthand experience and examples from the work of the firm Krier Kohl, it offers a detailed account of the path that leads from morphological conception through the various phases of the town-planning design process all the way to execution. A broad spectrum of architectural realizations by practitioners as varied as Michael Graves, Cesar Pelli, and Kohn Pedersen Fox demonstrates that neotraditional town planning can work together productively with architectural conceptions that are stylistically very different. "The accompanying essays round off a well-designed and well-printed volume." (DISP, ETH Zurich)
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 9.5" Height: 11" Weight: 3.15 lbs.
Release Date Mar 2, 2006
Publisher Birkhäuser Basel
ISBN 3764375582 ISBN13 9783764375584
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More About Rob Krier, Hans Ibelings, Philipp Meuser, Harald Bodenschatz & Michael Graves
Rob Krier is an architect, educator and influential theorist on architecture and urbanism. He was born in Luxembourg and subsequently emigrated to Austria where he has lived since. Krier has produced urban schemes for cities as diverse as Stuttgart, Vienna and Berlin. His built works include Social Housing, Ritterstrasse, Berlin (1979-80), Social Apartment Houses, Berlin Spandau (1982-85), Apartment Houses, Breitenfurterstrasse for the City of Vienna (1983-88), planning for Social Apartment Houses in Salzburg with Aldo Rossi and O.M. Ungers (1985-), Schinkelplatz, Berlin (1986-88), and Social Apartment House, Prager Platz, Berlin (1986-88). He was also winner of the First Prize in the Competition for the Reconstruction of the City of Amiens (1984). Krier's sculptural work includes six bronzes for the port side of Barcelona (1986-), five bronzes for a castle in Luxembourg (1987), a bronze of the philosopher Reuchlin for Pforzheim in Germany (1987), and a pair of figures for the Camillo Sitte Piazza in Vienna (1988), of which he is also the architect. His previous books include "Urban Space," Academy Editions (1979) and "On Architecture," Academy Editions (1982) and he has also guest-edited an issue of "Architectural Digest" magazine, 'Elements of Architecture' (1983). He has been professor at the Technical University of Vienna since 1975.