Urban Design As Craft: Eleven Conversations And Seven Projects 1999-2011 by Vittorio Magnago LampugnaniUrban Design As Craft: Eleven Conversations And Seven Projects 1999-2011 by Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani

Urban Design As Craft: Eleven Conversations And Seven Projects 1999-2011

byVittorio Magnago Lampugnani

Paperback | July 15, 2012

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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.
Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani founded his own architectural firm in 1980, he was director of the German Architecture Museum (DAM) from 1990–94 and professor at the Städelschule in Frankfurt, since 1994 professor of the history of urban design at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), and since 2010 head of the Institute for the...
Title:Urban Design As Craft: Eleven Conversations And Seven Projects 1999-2011Format:PaperbackDimensions:152 pages, 12 × 8 × 0.5 inPublished:July 15, 2012Publisher:gta publishersLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Combined German/English Edition


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