Urban Design Made by Humans : A Handbook of Design Ideas

ISBN: 9781032185194

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Urban Design Made by Humans is a reference book that presents 56 concepts, notions, ideas, and agreements fundamental to the design and interpretation of our human settlements. The ideas here parallel those found in Making Architecture Through Being Human but extends them into urban environments. Urban Design Made by Humans distinctly highlights priorities in urban design in how we produce meaningful environments catering to wider groups of people. Each idea is isolated for clarity with short and concise definitions, examples, and illustrations. They are organised in five sections of increasing complexity. Taken as a whole, the entries frame the priorities and values of urban design while also being instances of a larger system of human thinking.

Weight .500 kg
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Year

2022

Pages

218

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Paperback

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Urban Design Made by Humans is a reference book that presents 56 concepts, notions, ideas, and agreements fundamental to the design and interpretation of our human settlements. The ideas here parallel those found in Making Architecture Through Being Human but extends them into urban environments. Urban Design Made by Humans distinctly highlights priorities in urban design in how we produce meaningful environments catering to wider groups of people. Each idea is isolated for clarity with short and concise definitions, examples, and illustrations. They are organised in five sections of increasing complexity. Taken as a whole, the entries frame the priorities and values of urban design while also being instances of a larger system of human thinking.

CONTENTS

  • What This Book is About
  • Thinking is Designing
  • Urban Design is Not Big Architecture
  • How To Use This Book

Formal Concepts

Axis, Balance, Boundary, Centre, Compactness, Complexity, Containment, Density, Edge, Expansion, Figure-Ground, Grain, Grid, Motion, Node, Path, Pattern

Situated Notions

Block, Capacity, Co-Awareness, Connectedness, Co-Presence, Corridor, District, Frontage, Landmark, Legibility, Mobility, Permeability, Rhyme, Rhythm, Space, Visibility, Walkability

Socio-spatial Ideas

Accessibility, Activation, Coherence, Control, Locality, Presence, Publicness, Resilience, Sensibility, Separation, Stability, Typology, Use

Socially Constructed Agreements

Authenticity, Character, Choice, Diversity, Identity, Interest, Place, Symbol, Typo-morphology

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