Site And Composition: Design Strategies In Architecture And Urbanism by Enis AldallalSite And Composition: Design Strategies In Architecture And Urbanism by Enis Aldallal

Site And Composition: Design Strategies In Architecture And Urbanism

byEnis Aldallal, Husam Alwaer, Soumyen Bandyopadhyay

Paperback | July 15, 2016

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Site and Compositionexamines design strategies and tactics in site making. It is concerned with the need for a renewed understanding of the site in the twenty-first century and the need for a critical position regarding the continued tendency to view the site as an isolated ¿fragment¿ severed from its wider context.

The book argues revisiting the traditional instruments or means of both siting and composition in Architecture to explore their true potential in achieving connections between site and context. Through the various examples studied here it is suggested that such instrumental means have the potential for achieving greater poetic outcomes. The book focuses on the works of twentieth century architects of wide-ranging persuasion ¿ Peter Eisenman, Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright, Alvaro Siza, Herzog and de Meuron, and Charles Correa, for example ¿ who have strived in quite different ways to achieve deeper engagement with the physical qualities of place and context.

Departing from a reconsideration of the fragment,Site and Compositionemphasises the role of the ¿positive fragment¿ in achieving both historical continuity and renewed wholeness. The potential of both planimetric and sectional compositional methods are explored, emphasising the importance of reciprocity between ¿inside¿ and ¿outside¿ ¿ between fragment and the whole, as well as materiality. Written in a clear and accessible manner, this book makes vital reading for both researchers and students of architecture and urbanism.

Enis Aldallalhas been practising architecture in the United States since 2011 and is pursuing licensure in the state of Illinois. Before coming to the USA, he practised architecture for six years in renowned architectural firms in the Middle East. He holds an MArch from Illinois Institute of Technology (2011) and an MPhil from the Univ...
Title:Site And Composition: Design Strategies In Architecture And UrbanismFormat:PaperbackDimensions:194 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:July 15, 2016Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415498260

ISBN - 13:9780415498265

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Table of Contents

Preface  1. Introduction: Site and Composition  2. Truth and the Primordial Fragment  3. Site Readings  4. The Planimetric Composition of Site  5. Enmeshed Horizons: Interior and Exterior Spaces  6. Materiality and the Culture of Place  7. Conclusion