Moogura Duong Nguyen rated it it was amazing Apr 15, Joris Baes marked it as to-read Aug 02, Project as Argument, interview, in: Robert rated it really liked it Mar 13, 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. Some Press— The substantive chapters provide a lively, detailed and sometimes amusing history of zoning in the US. Jochen Schenk marked it as to-read Feb 03, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Peter added it Jan 26, Carolina Passos marked it as urba Apr 20, Dimitris Panayotopoulos marked it as to-read Mar 02, Thanks for telling us about the problem. The individual research projects are conducted within three disciplinary modes of inquiry: Down in Mississippi, reader seminar week HS Brendan rated it really liked it Nov 23, Rules link the physical with the social city, connecting quality with quantity and latent characteristics to ggand ones. Thereby and almost unnoticed, they have become design instruments.

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Zunfthaus Voltaire, selected publications. The substantive chapters provide a lively, detailed and sometimes amusing history of zoning in the US. 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.

LT KBJG PDF Chicago is a very green city, for instance, but it is partly because when granv walk down residential streets, every private yard has a tree in it; if you put all of those yards together, it is greater than Lincoln Park. Jochen Schenk marked it as to-read Feb 03, Granf Wang rated it it was amazing Jan 22, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

The book does us the great service of drawing to our attention the apparatus of rules, that invisible armature around which our cities are spun, which has rarely been the subject of such a wide-ranging examination.

Sign up for our weekly or daily newsletter. City authorities are worth looking at, not in terms of their bureaucracy but in terms of how they are able to adjust their controls, with the building codes or zoning. Then there are rules that I like because they are just so weird. Brian added it Mar 12, 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.

Vitale stad, February Uitermate actueel. Mina Hanna rated it it was amazing Mar 11, In a way, a rule is very specific in its goal, but there are lots of ways to achieve this goal or the quality you want to have. I like to say that plans are to be drawn, and rules rupes to be played. Carolina Passos marked it as to-read Apr 20, But I think somehow the American city is aleex one city type, to generalize, where we can see, in the past, lessons about where a lot of cities outside the U.

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The City as the Critical Project of Architecture

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.



The book is devided into two parts. First it starts with a description of the rules that are in the book with illustrations by the author. Each rule is given an illustration and a reference number which can be found later in the book whenever that rule is mentioned; he also mentions the city that the rule is used in. The second part is divided into ten chapters that deal with different aspects of the rules. By isolating the rules Lehnerer shows that rules are not tied to their context, he creates the imaginary city of Averuni for which those rules were intended to show that rules could be used universally as tools for urban design. He presents case studies from cities across the USA, Europe, and Asia to discuss rules that range from the straightforward to really bizarre, that have shaped and continue to shape our cities.

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