Urban Spaces: Plazas, Squares & Streetscapes

Urban Spaces: Plazas, Squares & Streetscapes

by Chris van Uffelen
     
 
Public urban spaces vary widely in type, form and size, encompassing plazas, squares and streetscapes. They serve pedestrians and flaneurs, accommodate street life in all its vibrant variations and represent the cities and towns themselves. On the one hand they are transit spaces or crossroads, while on the other hand they provide opportunities to linger or stage

Overview

Public urban spaces vary widely in type, form and size, encompassing plazas, squares and streetscapes. They serve pedestrians and flaneurs, accommodate street life in all its vibrant variations and represent the cities and towns themselves. On the one hand they are transit spaces or crossroads, while on the other hand they provide opportunities to linger or stage events. This volume features recent projects from all continents, showing the different approaches and solutions to this sophisticated design task at the intersection of architecture, landscape design and urban planning. Hardly any other area of spatial design offers so much freedom and such functional and formal diversity as does the design of urban spaces.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783037681305
Publisher:
Braun Publish,Csi
Publication date:
12/16/2012
Series:
Architecture in Focus
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 11.90(h) x 1.20(d)

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