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Ever since architecture discovered the city as its domain, there has been a critical and fruitful debate regarding how these two relate to one another. One is clearly always part of the other, is comprised by the other, sometimes contained in the other. At least the city and architecture always condition one another. The city is the one big project of society and therefore naturally challenges architecture as a cultural project. The productive and intellectual impetus of the inconclusive negotiation between the two lies exactly in the confrontation of the individual with the collective, text with context, the political with the planned, and the autonomous with the cultural.
These dialectical moments of inquiry outline what the discipline of architecture has described as a third typology, an architectural project that operates between two seemingly contradictory states creating friction that leads to alternative and subversive outcomes. The methodological analysis of collective form includes comparative observations, critical commentary, and the search for strategic tools that can be employed to simultaneously shape and understand our built environment in order to produce specific public qualities as cumulative effects.
The results are thematic formats that can be read as critical discursive urban projects, both as research and pedagogy, but never obliged to only one single scale.
In this third typology, between the big and the small, theory and project, sign and object, the speculative reality of architecture develops its truly striking potential. The individual research projects are conducted within three disciplinary modes of inquiry: The book contains a total of significant ingredients for the Grand Project of our contemporary metropolis.
Setting standards is first and foremost a cultural act. We read cities by their rules!
Grand Urban Rules – Domus
Rules link the physical with the social city, urbah quality with quantity and latent characteristics to manifest ones. Thereby and almost unnoticed, they have become design instruments. In fact, regarding rules as tools offers a valuable urban granc attitude — departing from an approach that wants to control everything, and moving towards a non—fatalistic form of control between freedom and coercion.
The substantive chapters provide a lively, detailed and sometimes amusing history of zoning in the US.
The City as the Critical Project of Architecture
The book does us the great service of drawing to our attention the apparatus of rules, that invisible armature around which our urbab are spun, which has rarely been the subject of such a wide-ranging examination.
Johan Janssen in Arkitektur 3, Geeft op een leesbare en onderhoudende manier inzicht in hoe regelgeving een antwoord kan geven op stedenbouwkundige vraagstukken. Vitale stad, February Robert-Jan de Kort at Archined. To sum up, this is a brilliant read and a book that could lead a new and much more open debate around the implications and possibilities of identity of place.
This book does something to redress the balance, looking at rules as products of human culture and as conduits of beauty and creativity. William Wiles, iconeye, April Grand Urban Rules succeeds in being educational, interesting and entertaining. The City as the Critical Project of Architecture Ever since architecture discovered the city as its domain, there has been a critical and fruitful debate regarding how these two relate to one another.
Chair of Architecture and Urban Design Asst. Down in Mississippi, reader seminar week HS Project as Argument, interview, in: Zunfthaus Voltaire, selected publications. Reader Seminar Week, Fall Footnotes from Central Java. Bungalow Germania — Exhibition Catalogue. The Myth of the Condominium. Some Press— The substantive chapters provide a lively, detailed and sometimes amusing history of zoning in the US.
Johan Janssen in Arkitektur 3, Geeft op een leesbare en onderhoudende manier inzicht in hoe regelgeving een antwoord kan geven op stedenbouwkundige vraagstukken.
Vitale stad, February Uitermate actueel. Urbantick, March This book does something to redress the lehnerdr, looking at rules as products of human culture and as conduits of beauty and creativity.
William Wiles, iconeye, April Grand Urban Rules succeeds in being educational, interesting and entertaining.