Urban Design as Craft

Eleven Conversations and Seven Projects 1999-2011

Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani

Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani

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152 pages | 84 color plates | 8 x 12 | © 2011
Paper $55.00 ISBN: 9783856762957 Published July 2012 Not for sale in the United Kingdom or Europe
In eleven pointed and sometimes provocative conversations, architect and professor of architecture, Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani uses a critique of contemporary urban planning to develop principles for reestablishing the discipline. In seven projects designed with these principles in mind, he shows how his vigorous reinterpretation of the field can be implemented and what a fresh start can look like. Magnago Lampugnani envisages a calm modern city that can measure itself against the historic city, while emphasizing sustainability and providing a home for a multifaceted and continually changing society.
Contents
Combined German/English Edition

Preface

Eleven conversations on the architecture of the city
    Building and enduring
    Intelligent banality
    Modernity and beauty
    Learning from older urban structures
    The city is the place for tolerance par excellence
    Tear it down if necessary! A plea for intelligence in urban planning
    Urban planning needs explicit guidelines
    Against shopping malls
    What’s genuine is what matches our lifestyle
    Every city has to develop its own face
    We still need to learn long-term thinking
Seven projects
    Research campus, East Hanover, New Jersey
    Färbi district, Schlieren
    Science City ETH Hōnggerberg, Zurich
    Mergellina underground railway station, Naples
    Redesign of Theresienstrasse, Ingolstadt
    Unterfeld district, Baar
    Research campus, Siena

Biography
Sources
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