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Since its initial publication in 2010, The Landscape of Contemporary Infrastructure has become a standard reference for designers this new edition brings the indispensable volume back into print.The design of infrastructural networks the systems that enable flow within a structure such as a city, like roads and railways is among urban design s foremost tasks Around the globe, the awareness of enhanced infrastructure fluidity as a catalyst for economic development is rising.The Landscape of Contemporary Infrastructure investigates how infrastructure design determines the organization and flow of the inhabited landscape as an agency of enhanced mobility, as a physical presence, as a design feature contributing to the character of a city and as a sound theoretical approach to a positive experience of collective space.In this volume, these four issues are explored in four chapters that catalogue these approaches, and each chapter is buttressed with key projects from around the world by designers such as Norman Foster, Zaha Hadid, OMA, Arata Isozaki, Paul Andreu, Xaveer De Geyter, Jean Nouvel and Ricardo Bofill The authors demonstrate how the creative potential of architecture, landscape architecture and urban design is essential to the effective flow of infrastructural networks....

Title : The Landscape of Contemporary Infrastructure
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ISBN : 9462082391
Format Type : Paperback
Language : English
Publisher : nai010 Publishers August 23, 2016
Number of Pages : 272 pages
File Size : 881 KB
Status : Available For Download
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The Landscape of Contemporary Infrastructure Reviews

  • pj
    2019-05-01 07:08

    From a non engineers perspective this is a very interesting book. Sets out a range of projects and makes commentary. Theortical in parts but explians the role of 'big' infrastructure in shaping urban perspectives. A bit pricey but its a specialised field. Images and commentary of a high standard.

  • Hanne Weiss Lindencrona
    2019-05-08 00:16

    Looks good- have bought if for a "reference library" for at group of traffic planners thats needs good reference material. I have not read it myself- but , as said, looks good.

    2019-05-08 02:01

    Very good!!!! very good I love it. it works as good as i expected. impressive. I will come back again