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Grand Urban Rules is a tribute to the city’s will to form, manifest in its vast number of steering regimes. The book contains a total of significant ingredients for. Grand Urban Rules is a tribute to the city’s will to form, manifest in its vast number of ISBN | november | uitverkocht | Alex Lehnerer. Grand Urban Rules has 16 ratings and 1 review: Published by NAI Publishers, pages, Hardcover.

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Project as Argument, interview, in: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Pedro Vieira rated it really liked it Oct 27, In terms of the operational business of architecture and urban design, as an urban designer, and having done large-scale projects, that we can learn a lot from how cities adapt to leynerer.

Kennan rated it it was amazing Dec 29, rhles Deividas Jankauskas marked it as to-read Dec 31, Robert rated it really liked it Mar 13, In his new book Grand Urban RulesUniversity of Illinois-Chicago professor Alex Lehnerer explores the history of contemporary urban form and code through an examination of the rules that guide development in the fictional, Atlantis-esque city of Averuni.

Mar 10, Hallie rated it it was amazing. Job Board View all jobs. Platlas rated it it was amazing May 15, I created Averuni because I wanted to make the experience more immediate for the reader, so the book is not just an inventory of rules. The City as the Critical Project of Architecture Ever since architecture discovered the city as its domain, there has been a critical and fruitful debate regarding how these two relate to one another. In a way, planning and zoning are the great exports of the U.


City authorities are worth looking at, not in terms of their bureaucracy but in terms of how they are able to adjust their controls, with the building codes or zoning.


Joni Baboci marked it as to-read Aug 24, Suzanne Rulles marked it as to-read Jan 18, William Wiles, iconeye, April Grand Urban Rules succeeds in being educational, interesting and entertaining. Want to Read saving…. Then there are rules that I like because they are just so weird. The productive and intellectual impetus of the inconclusive negotiation between the two lies exactly gules the confrontation of the individual with the collective, text with context, the political with the planned, and the urhan with the cultural.

Lists with This Book. The Myth of the Condominium. XiaoPu Wang rated it it was amazing Jan 22, The rules that interest me most are the ones where there is a kind of negotiation taking place.

Tomas rated it really liked it Jan 17, Johan Janssen in Arkitektur 3, You address, in the book, the fact that rules get a bad rep for being restrictive, but you also talk about how they create their own kind of freedom. In this nimble volume, Lehnerer presents case studies from cities across the US, Europe, and Asia to create a broad overview of the easily-overlooked mandates, guidelines, and regulations, ranging from the straightforward to the outright bizarre, that have shaped and continue to shape our cities.

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I like to say that plans are lehnrer be drawn, and rules are to be played. Thereby and almost unnoticed, they have become design instruments.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Some Press— The substantive chapters provide a lively, detailed and sometimes amusing history of zoning in the US. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Birgit’s Library added it Oct 27, Footnotes from Central Java.


Through these examples, going from one page to the next, a mental image should materialize through all of these case studies. Can you expand more on that idea? Grand Urban Rules by Alex Lehnerer. Are there rules that you find particularly instructive in your own work, or any rules that you find especially interesting? Keep up with the best reporting on cities. Peter added it Jan 26, Thanks for telling us about the problem. The role of the urban designer is to try to create consistency across this urban fragmentation.

If you draw a plan, you want to be in control percent, but rules merely set up a kind of relational behavior between single entities.

In this third typology, between the big and the small, theory and project, sign and object, the speculative reality of architecture develops its truly striking potential. These dialectical moments of inquiry outline what the discipline of architecture has described as a third typology, an architectural project that operates between two seemingly contradictory states creating friction that leads geand alternative and subversive outcomes. This book does something to redress the balance, looking at rules as products of human culture and as conduits of beauty and creativity.

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Facebook Twitter Email 0 Comments. There is a kind of bargaining, or mediation taking place which, in the best cases, can be very productive.

Refresh and leynerer again. Chair of Architecture and Urban Design Asst. The book contains a total of significant ingredients for the Grand Project of our contemporary metropolis.