Local Code: 3,659 Proposals About Data, Design & the Nature of Cities

Princeton Architectural Press - Princeton Architectural Press. In text and image, open-ended approach to urban resilience and social and environmental justice; At once analytic and visionary, Local Code presents a digitally prolific, it pioneers a new field of enquiry and action at the meeting of big data and the expanding city. Between these illustrated case studies, critical essays present surprising and essential links between such designs and the seminal work of urbanist Jane Jacobs, artist Gordon Matta-Clark, and digital mapping pioneer Howard Fisher, along with the developing science of urban nature and complexity.

. And with as much data now produced every day as was produced in all of human history to the year 2007, all architecture is increasingly information architecture. With three billion more humans projected to be living in cities by 2050, all design is increasingly urban design. Praised in the new york times for its "intelligent enquiry and actionable theorizing, social, " Local Code is a collection of data-driven tools and design prototypes for understanding and transforming the physical, and ecological resilience of cities.

Local Code: 3,659 Proposals About Data, Design & the Nature of Cities - The book's data-driven layout arranges drawings of 3, Los Angeles, New York City, 659 digitally-tailored interventions for vacant public land in San Francisco, and Venice, Italy.





Spacesuit: Fashioning Apollo The MIT Press

The MIT Press - How the twenty-one-layer Apollo spacesuit, made by Playtex, was a triumph of intimacy over engineering. Mit press MA.





The City of Tomorrow: Sensors, Networks, Hackers, and the Future of Urban Life The Future Series

Yale University Press - The authors provide a front-row seat to this change. They call for a new approach to envisioning cities: futurecraft, a symbiotic development of urban ideas by designers and the public. But their evolution has been anything but linear—cities have gone through moments of radical change, turning points that redefine their very essence.

With such participation, choose, examine, we can collectively imagine, and shape the most desirable future of our cities. Mit press MA. The authors explain some of the forces behind urban change and offer new visions of the many possibilities for tomorrow’s city. An internationally renowned architect, and scholar describes the major technological forces driving the future of cities Since cities emerged ten thousand years ago, urban planner, they have become one of the most impressive artifacts of humanity.

The City of Tomorrow: Sensors, Networks, Hackers, and the Future of Urban Life The Future Series - Their work at the mit senseable city laboratory allows experimentation and implementation of a variety of urban initiatives and concepts, from assistive condition-monitoring bicycles to trash with embedded tracking sensors, from mobility to energy, from participation to production. In this book, a renowned architect and urban planner who studies the intersection of cities and technology argues that we are in such a moment.

Yale Univ Pr. Pervasive digital systems that layer our cities are transforming urban life.





Manual of Section

Princeton Architectural Press - Mit press MA. Manual of section also includes smart and accessible essays on the history and uses of section. Until now, however, there has been no framework to describe or evaluate it. Manual of Section fills this void. Paul lewis, marc Tsurumaki, and David J. Princeton Architectural Press. Yale Univ Pr. Along with plan and elevation, section is one of the essential representational techniques of architectural design; among architects and educators, debates about a project's section are common and often intense.

To illustrate these categories, the authors construct sixty-three intricately detailed cross-section perspective drawings of built projects—many of the most significant structures in international architecture from the last one hundred years—based on extensive archival research. Lewis have developed seven categories of section, inclines, internal holes, sheared planes, revealed in structures ranging from simple one-story buildings to complex structures featuring stacked forms, nested forms, fantastical shapes, or combinations thereof.





Toward an Urban Ecology: SCAPE / Landscape Architecture

The Monacelli Press - In purely practical terms,  the loss of social cohesion, and communities can use to address some of the most pressing issues of our time, policy makers, SCAPE has already generated numerous tools and techniques that designers, including the loss of biodiversity,  and ecological degradation. Toward an urban ecology features numerous projects and select research from SCAPE, and conveys a range of strategies to engender a more resilient and inclusive built environment.

Princeton Architectural Press. Monacelli Pr. Yale Univ Pr. Mit press MA. Kate orff, 2017 macarthur fellow, has an optimistic and transformative message about our world: we can bring together social and ecological systems to sustainably remake our cities and landscapes. Part monograph, part manual,  toward an urban ecology reconceives urban landscape design as a form of activism, part manife­sto, demonstrating how to move beyond familiar and increasingly outmoded ways of thinking about environmental, urban, and social issues as separate domains; and advocating for the synthesis of practice to create a truly urban ecology.





Subtraction Critical Spatial Practice

Sternberg Press - Monacelli Pr. All over the world, sprawl and overdevelopment have attracted distended or failed markets and exhausted special landscapes. Mit press MA. Repeatable spatial products quickly make new construction obsolete; the powerful bulldoze the disenfranchised; buildings can radiate negative real estate values and cause their surroundings to topple to the ground.

Buildings, treated as currency, rapidly inflate and deflate in volatile financial markets. These ebbs and flows―the appearance and disappearance of building―can be designed. Keller easterling's volume in the Critical Spatial Practice series analyzes the urgency of building subtraction. Often treated as failure or loss, subtraction―when accepted as part of an exchange―can be growth.

Subtraction Critical Spatial Practice - However, in failure, buildings can create their own alternative markets of durable spatial variables that can be managed and traded by citizens and cities rather than the global financial industry. Unbuilding is the other half of building. Demolition has even become a spectacular entertainment. Princeton Architectural Press.

Architects―trained to make the building machine lurch forward―may know something about how to put it into reverse. Yale Univ Pr.





Code and Clay, Data and Dirt: Five Thousand Years of Urban Media

Univ Of Minnesota Press - For years, pundits have trumpeted the earthshattering changes that big data and smart networks will soon bring to our cities. But what if cities have long been built for intelligence, maybe for millennia? In Code and Clay, Data and Dirt Shannon Mattern advances the provocative argument that our urban spaces have been “smart” and mediated for thousands of years.

Offering powerful new ways of thinking about our cities, revolutions, Data and Dirt goes far beyond the standard historical concepts of origins, Code and Clay, development, and the accomplishments of an elite few. Monacelli Pr. Mattern shows that in their architecture, printing, data and dirt, and civic knowledge—and through technologies including the telephone, code and clay, telegraph, radio, and even the human voice—cities have long negotiated a rich exchange between analog and digital, writing, laws, street layouts, ether and ore.

Code and Clay, Data and Dirt: Five Thousand Years of Urban Media - Mattern’s vivid prose takes readers through a historically and geographically broad range of stories, and locations, scenes, synthesizing a new narrative for our urban spaces. Taking media archaeology to the city’s streets, media, Code and Clay, Data and Dirt reveals new ways to write our urban, and cultural histories.

Princeton Architectural Press. Yale Univ Pr. Mit press MA.





The Arsenal of Exclusion & Inclusion

Actar - Monacelli Pr. Actar. By interboro tobias armborst, Daniel D’Oca, Georgeen Theodore Mit press MA. Yale Univ Pr. The arsenal inventories these weapons of exclusion and inclusion, describes how they have been used, and speculates about how they might be deployed or retired for the sake of more open cities in which more people have access to more places.

Princeton Architectural Press. Who gets to be where? the arsenal of exclusion & inclusion examines some of the policies, real estate brokers, community activists, practices, erase, and physical artifacts that have been used by planners, policymakers, and other urban actors in the United States to draw, developers, or redraw the lines that divide.

The Arsenal of Exclusion & Inclusion - With contributions from over fifty architects, historians, geographers, planners, and journalists, The Arsenal offers a wide-ranging view of the forces that shape our cities.





Citizens of No Place: An Architectural Graphic Novel

Princeton Architectural Press - The short stories explore many architectural problems through the unique language of the graphic novel, helping usher the next generation of architectural theory and criticism. Fiction is used as a strategy to unpack thoughts about architecture. Modeled as a proto-manifesto, it is a candid chronicle of a highly critical thought process in the tradition of paper architecture especially that of architect John Hejduk and Bernard Tschumi's Manhattan Transcript.

Monacelli Pr. Princeton Architectural Press. Yale Univ Pr. Citizens of no place is a collection of short stories on architecture and urbanism, graphically represented using manga-style storyboards. Actar. Mit press MA.





Not Interesting: On the Limits of Criticism in Architecture

Applied Research & Design - Actar. Not interesting proposes another set of terms and structures to talk about architecture, without requiring that it be interesting. Along with interesting, these three terms make up the four chapters of the book. Monacelli Pr. These are presented in parallel to the text and show what architecture may look like through the lens of these other terms.

Princeton Architectural Press. Each chapter introduces its topic through an analysis of a different image, which serves to unpack the specific character of each term and its relationship to architecture. Yale Univ Pr. In addition to text, the book contains over 50 case studies using 100 drawings and images.

Not Interesting: On the Limits of Criticism in Architecture - Mit press MA. This book explores a set of alternatives to the interesting and imagines how architecture might be positioned more broadly in the world using other terms: boring, confusing, and comforting.





Critical Fabulations: Reworking the Methods and Margins of Design Design Thinking, Design Theory

The MIT Press - A proposal to redefine design in a way that not only challenges the field's dominant paradigms but also changes the practice of design itself. In critical fabulations, personal and culturally situated, Daniela Rosner proposes redefining design as investigative and activist, responsive and responsible. She reclaims, for example, nasa's “little old Ladies, ” the women who built information storage for the Apollo missions by weaving wires through magnetized metal rings.

Mixing history, and case studies, theory, personal experience, Rosner reweaves fibers of technoscience by slowly reworking the methods and margins of design. She suggests critical fabulations as ways of telling stories that awaken alternative histories, and offers a set of techniques and orientations for fabulating its future.

Critical Fabulations: Reworking the Methods and Margins of Design Design Thinking, Design Theory - Challenging the field's dominant paradigms and reinterpreting its history, Rosner wants to change the way we historicize the practice, reworking it from the inside. Critical fabulations shows how design's hidden inheritances open different possibilities for practice. Mit press MA. Focusing on the development of computational systems, she takes on powerful narratives of innovation and technology shaped by the professional expertise that has become integral to the field's mounting status within the new industrial economy.

Monacelli Pr. Princeton Architectural Press.