Re-Scaling the Environment: New Landscapes of Design, 1960-1980

Re-Scaling the Environment: New Landscapes of Design, 1960-1980

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Re-Scaling the Environment: New Landscapes of Design, 1960-1980 by Akos Moravanszky

From 1960–1980, both eastern and western Europe experienced a construction boom of new dimensions. Cybernetics, the science of planning, and sociology, as well as the new possibilities offered by technology and production, paved the way to large-scale processes and systems in architecture and urban design, which favored technocratic and utopian concepts. Increasingly, architects and planners saw themselves as designers of comprehensive infrastructure and mega-structures in a technology-focused world.

The authors assesses these developments on the back of a knowledge transfer between East and West. It confirms a change in attitude that can still be felt today – recession, social changes, and environmental problems led to criticism of the then contemporary concepts of modernity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783035610161
Publisher: Birkhauser Verlag
Publication date: 12/19/2016
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.65(h) x (d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Ákos Moravánszky, ETH Zürich,

Karl R. Kegler, Hochschule München.


Ákos Moravánszky, ETH Zürich

Karl R. Kegler, University of Applied Sciences Munich

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