10 nov. 2011

URBAN DESIGN

Urban Design
Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani
gta Publishers

In eleven pointed and sometimes provocative conversations, the author – an architect and professor of architecture – tries to use a critique of contemporary urban planning to develop principles for re-establishing the discipline. In seven programmatic projects, he shows how these principles can be implemented in urban fragments and what a fresh start of that kind can look like, as high-quality craftsmanship. Both the conversations and the projects envisage a calm modern city which can measure itself against the historic city, is materially and culturally sustainable, and can provide a home for our multifaceted society.