City Center to Regional Mall – Architecture, the Automobile & the Retailing on Los Angeles 1920–1950 (Paper)
City Center to Regional Mall – Architecture, the Automobile
To look in the extent, the 400 years of glory city, Dhaka has an interesting past, its transformation is rapid yet it sees unusual phenomenon. The growth pattern of the city is not always pleasant. Results, urban form and streetscapes are chaotic. From sultanate period to Mughal-to British-to Pakistan period, all these which were structured were mitigated by ongoing migration, unplanned settlements and incoherent built from. The paper further analyses on the background of urban transformation in the city, tries to relate with the current growth and decode the genome pattern of the old town. The Mughal gem ‘katra’(caravanserai)act as a center pole of further analysis and tends to sketch a concept/proposal for the selected locality which affects the neighborhood and the caravanserais as well. Water became a key part of the proposal that also relates to the history. A final sketch has revealed a possible way to restore the grandeur of the caravanserais. The proposals however is not the footprint of every solutions but rather can be a starting point where the transformation can occur.
Court & Garden – From the French Hotel to the City of Modern Architecture (Paper)
Regional Garden Design in the United States – History of Landscape Architecture Colloquium V15
Green areas of all kinds have gained significance for contemporary urban planning. In addition to the importance for the structure and appearance of urban spaces, these areas have very different social, ecological and economic functions. For instance, they can serve as relaxation and communication rooms, or as habitats for flora and fauna they can have an extremely positive influence on the micro-climate, not to mention the increasing attention they receive from the real estate business as a factor in site evaluation. This volume presents a broad spectrum of green areas from around the world, like urban parks, green facades, public gardens and green city squares. The interplay of international trends, regional characteristics and local traditions is especially interesting. The selection of projects shows the various tendencies of this discipline at the junction of landscape architecture and urban planning.
Traces the development of Uptown New Orleans. A thoroughly researched history of the area tells how the land was transformed from the sprawling plantation to an agricultural suburb and finally to the elegant residential city of the 1870s and after. A complete architectural inventory lists all noteworthy buildings of the neighborhood.
The Delaware Valley in the Early Republic – Architecture, Landscape adn Regional Identity
The project explores the expression of meaning in architecture against the backdrop of the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality as post-apartheid capital city. It includes a brief exploration of the context of a post-colonial and post-apartheid city, and the aims and identity linked to an African democracy in the context of multiple cultural identities. The search for a national identity is linked to the existential question of ‘being’, which is related to an experiential understanding of physical surroundings. The architectural aim of the project is the consolidation of the National Department of Home Affairs and the design of the headquarters of this department.
This masterful history of the monumental architecture of Alexandria, as well as of the rest of Egypt, encompasses an entire millennium – from the city's founding by Alexander the Great in 331 B. C. to the years just after the Islamic conquest of A. D. 642. Long considered lost beyond recall, the architecture of ancient Alexandria has until now remained mysterious. But here Judith McKenzie shows that it is indeed possible to reconstruct the city and many of its buildings by means of meticulous exploration of archaeological remains, written sources, and an array of other fragmentary evidence. The book approaches its subject at the macro- and the micro-level: from city-planning, building types, and designs to architectural style. It addresses the interaction between the imported Greek and native Egyptian traditions; the relations between the architecture of Alexandria and the other cities and towns of Egypt as well as the wider Mediterranean world; and Alexandria's previously unrecognized role as a major source of architectural innovation and artistic influence. Lavishly illustrated with new plans of the city in the Ptolemaic, Roman, and Byzantine periods; reconstruction drawings; and photographs, the book brings to life the ancient city and uncovers the true extent of its architectural legacy in the Mediterranean world.
Sentient City – Ubiquitous Computing, Architecture and the Future of Urban Space
A milestone in modern thought, Space, Time and Architecture has been reissued many times since its first publication in 1941 and translated into half a dozen languages. In this revised edition of Mr. Giedion's classic work, major sections have been added and there are 81 new illustrations. The chapters on leading contemporary architects have been greatly expanded. There is new material on the later development of Frank Lloyd Wright and the more recent buildings of Walter Gropius, particularly his American Embassy in Athens. In his discussion of Le Corbusier, Mr. Giedion provides detailed analyses of the Carpenter Center at Harvard University, Le Corbusier's only building in the United States, and his Priory of La Tourette near Lyons. There is a section on his relations with his clients and an assessment of his influence on contemporary architecture, including a description of the Le Corbusier Center in Zurich (designed just before his death], which houses his works of art. The chapters on Mies van der Rohe and Alvar Aalto have been brought up to date with examples of their buildings in the sixties. There is an entirely new chapter on the Danish architect Jorn Utzon, whose work, as exemplified in his design for the Sydney Opera House, Mr. Giedion considers representative of post-World War II architectural concepts. A new essay, "Changing Notions of the City," traces the evolution of the structure of the city throughout history and examines current attempts to deal with urban growth, as shown in the work of such architects as Jose Luis Sert, Kenzo Tange, and Fumihiko Maki. Mr. Sert's Peabody Terrace is discussed as an example of the interlocking of the collective and individual spheres. Finally, the conclusion has been enlarged to include a survey of the limits of the organic in architecture.