To Scale

Author: Eric J. Jenkins
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415954002
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This powerful reference features one hundred famous urban plans all drawn to the same scale, each accompanied by a one-page summary of the site discussing its history and design.

Platzatlas

Author: Sophie Wolfrum
Publisher: Birkhäuser
ISBN: 3038215449
Format: PDF, ePub
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Bei jedem städtebaulichen Entwurf, bei jedem Eingriff in die räumliche Struktur öffentlicher städtischer Räume stellt sich die Frage nach der Komposition und den räumlichen Qualitäten von Plätzen. Auf welche Weise sind die wesentlichen Elemente beteiligt: Dimension, Proportion, Ausrichtung, Geschlossenheit, Zugänge, Schwerpunkt- und Randausbildung sowie Oberflächen und Materialien? Wie tragen sie zum Charakter eines Stadtraumes bei, der sich zur Identifikation der Bewohner anbietet? Für aktuelle Entwürfe unterstützt der Vergleich mit historischen Beispielen die Vorstellung räumlicher Wirkung. Ähnlich einem Grundrissatlas für Gebäude ermöglicht es der Platzatlas, räumliche Bedingungen für Bewegung und Aufenthalt anhand vergleichbarer existierender Plätze einzuschätzen. Für die meisten Rahmenbedingungen (Form, Größe, Lage, Topographie usw.) können Planer hier ein Vergleichsbeispiel finden. 70 europäische Plätze werden mit den wichtigsten Charakteristika in Schwarzplan, Grundriss, Schnitt und Axonometrie in einheitlichem Maßstab präsentiert und erläutert.

Squares

Author: Sophie Wolfrum
Publisher: Birkhäuser
ISBN: 3038215236
Format: PDF
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The question of composition and spatial qualities arises in every urban design concept or intervention in the spatial structure of urban public squares. How are the essential elements involved: dimension, proportion, alignment, cohesion, accesses, shaping of focus point and of edges like surfaces and materials? How do they contribute to a character of urban space with which residents can identify? Comparing historical examples with current designs aids one in visualizing spatial effect. Similar to a floor plan manual for buildings, Squares allows the user to evaluate spatial conditions for movement and rest based on comparable existing urban squares. The book offers the planner a comparative example for most conditions (shape, size, location, topography, and so on). Seventy European urban squares are presented and explained with the most important characteristics in a consistent manner in as-built plan, ground plan, section, and axonometric projection.

The Geometry of Urban Layouts

Author: Mahbub Rashid
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319307509
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book presents a compendium of the urban layout maps of 2-mile square downtown areas of more than one hundred cities in developed and developing countries—all drawn at the same scale using high-resolution satellite images of Google Maps. The book also presents analytic studies using metric geometrical, topological (or network), and fractal measures of these maps. These analytic studies identify ordinaries, extremes, similarities, and differences in these maps; investigate the scaling properties of these maps; and develop precise descriptive categories, types and indicators for multidimensional comparative studies of these maps. The findings of these studies indicate that many geometric relations of the urban layouts of downtown areas follow regular patterns; that despite social, economic, and cultural differences among cities, the geometric measures of downtown areas in cities of developed and developing countries do not show significant differences; and that the geometric possibilities of urban layouts are vastly greater than those that have been realized so far in our cities.

Art Quilt Maps

Author: Valerie S. Goodwin
Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1607056828
Format: PDF
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Presents instructions on how to make quilted maps using fabric collage techniques and designs based on maps, and features a photo gallery of quilt maps by the author and her students.

Drawn to Design

Author: Eric J. Jenkins
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3038211923
Format: PDF, Docs
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The book is a guide for students and teachers to understand the need for, the role of and the methods and techniques of freehand analytical sketching in architecture. The presentation focuses on drawing as an approach to and phase of architectural design. The conceptual goal of this approach is to use drawing not as illustration or depiction, but exploration. The first part of the book discusses underlying concepts of freehand sketching in design education and practice as a compliment to digital technologies. The main component is a series of chapters that constitute a typology of fundamental issues in architecture and urban design; for instance, issues of “façade” are illustrated with sketch diagrams that show how façades can be explored and sketched through a series of specific questions and step-by-step procedures. This book is especially timely in an age in which the false conflict between "traditional vs. digital" gives way to multiple design tools, including sketching. It fosters understanding of the essential human ability to investigate the designed and natural world through freehand drawing. The author, Eric Jenkins has received several teaching awards and design awards. He is Associate Professor at Catholic University of America's School of Architecture and Planning where he teaches design, theory and analytical sketching. He earned a Masters in Design Studies from Harvard University's Graduate School of Design, and has previously published “To Scale: One Hundred Urban Plans”.

Planning and Urban Design Standards

Author: American Planning Association
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471475815
Format: PDF, Docs
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From the publishers of Architectural Graphic Standards, this book, created under the auspices of The American Planning Association, is the most comprehensive reference book on urban planning, design, and development available today. Contributions from more than two hundred renowned professionals provide rules of thumb and best practices for mitigating such environmental impacts as noise, traffic, aesthetics, preservation of green space and wildlife, water quality, and more. You get in-depth information on the tools and techniques used to achieve planning and design outcomes, including economic analysis, mapping, visualization, legal foundations, and real estate developments. Thousands of illustrations, examples of custom work by today?s leading planners, and insider information make this work the new standard in the field. Order your copy today.

Das Bild der Stadt

Author: Kevin Lynch
Publisher: Birkhäuser
ISBN: 3035602166
Format: PDF, ePub
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Wie orientieren wir uns in einer Stadt? Woher rühren unsere ganz fest umrissenen visuellen Vorstellungen? Um diese Fragen beantworten zu können, studierte Kevin Lynch die Erfahrungen von Menschen und zeigt damit, wie man das Bild der Stadt wieder lebendiger und einprägsamer machen könnte.