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Universal Singular: Contemporary Public Space Design Unveiled (Hardcover)

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The way public spaces are designed reflects the period in which they were created. However, in our globalized world of experience and images the desire for uniqueness tends to achieve the opposite: increasingly, designers of open spaces resort to the same devices and thereby distance themselves from the urban context.

The author analyzes ten outstanding contemporary designs of public spaces in Europe in terms of their function in the urban context and what materials are used for their implementation. In interviews with the designers she retraces the changes of the concepts during the design stage of the projects, underpinning her findings with numerous sketches. In addition, her research focuses on how the projects were received in the community. A topical introduction to the design of public spaces.

About the Author

Sonia Curnier, Architect and Researcher at the EPF Lausanne

Product Details
ISBN: 9783035620948
ISBN-10: 3035620946
Publisher: Birkhauser
Publication Date: September 1st, 2021
Pages: 304
Language: English
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