The general reading public is likely to think of architecture as buildings. But, with this book, Robert Steinberg would like to help readers understand that architecture shapes lives. Architecture can help communities integrate and thrive. Architecture can touch us, influencing how we feel, and how we interact with others.
Vacant Spaces NY begins gathering the incomplete data available and documenting vacant spaces in New York City.
A re-edition of S bastien Marot's essay anthology Sub-Urbanism and the Art of Memory, originally published by the Architectural Association (AA) in 2003. Featuring a new introduction by the author, the book is part of a new series of essay anthologies entitled AA Documents.
How could a more just and sustainable living environment be like?
Reissue of the classic text on how cities should be planned
Supertight is an exploration of high-density urban life and reducing the footprint of cites through adaptations in design and behavior.
Tightness is a positive urban quality, examined through the observations of designers, with a focus on the cities of Asia.
Combining how-to with why-to, 9 Ways to Make Housing for People lays out the core principles that David Baker Architects uses to help communities develop great urban housing. Written for architects and residents--as well as officials, developers, and planners--this book is a kit of parts: nine proven strategies for getting the best outcomes for housing in urban contexts.
Small stone hutongs, built within a courtyard-and-alley system, are emblematic of Beijing's traditional inner-city architecture which still contends with modern, cooperate redevelopments to shape the character of the city. In one of the oldest cities in China, the important tasks of preservation and revitalization require particular sensitivity.
Homelessness is a growing global problem that requires local discussions and solutions. In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, it has noticeably become a collective concern.
A thought-provoking guide to the endearing and enigmatic ways in which the built environment takes shape, Best Practices proposes a new way of thinking about neighborhoods, housing developments, streetscapes, and storefronts, not so much as places defined by building codes, dimensions, or geographic features, but as assemblages of ad hoc interventions and incidental ephemera.Best
Ailing Cities is a book written largely to educate and facilitate a dialogue with people of all backgrounds on environmental sustainability, architecture, urban planning, and design. It has been necessitated by urban ills in Ghana and other sub-Saharan African countries.
Neither derivatives of Western cities nor isolated from them, Chinese cities in the past four decades are perhaps best captured in their characteristic complexity through a concept in biological evolution: drift. Unlike mutation, adaptation, and migration, drift of phenotypes takes place when chance events terminate some features and allow other features to flourish.