A Theory of Architecture is a somewhat controversial book on Architecture by Nikos Salingaros, published in by Umbau-Verlag, Solingen, ISBN. First edition pages; second edition with Index pages. Paper book is available in: CHINESE | ENGLISH US Edition (buy on Amazon). NIKOS A. SALINGAROS. A THEORY OF ARCHITECTURE. With contributions by Michael W. Mehaffy, Terry M. Mikiten,. Debora M. Tejada, and Hing-Sing Yu.
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Finally, the idea that beauty is reducible to comprehensibility, and aesthetics to information theory, fails to ring true. To ask other readers questions about A Theory of Architectureplease sign up. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. He has created easy to understand guides to build a socially responsible, aesthetic and long-lasting architecture.
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He criticizes present-day architectural education for continuing to rely uncritically on qrchitecture that he argues lead automatically to non-adaptivity and unsustainability. A Theory of Architecture by Nikos Salingaros. The book’s general layout is far from appealing, closer to an old-fashioned scientific journal than to a 21st century work dealing with architecture.
Salingaros has collaborated with Alexander for many years, and was one of the editors of ” The Nature of Order “. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.
A Theory of Architecture
Minimalist and deconstructivist buildings, on the other salingraos, rate very low, and this is a point of controversy with most architects. Kakada Nhip marked it as to-read Oct 26, The first is that his use of terms is often out of keeping with standard usage in architecture. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Andre Veski marked it as to-read Dec 08, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
Progress depends on being absolutely genuine and courageous enough to leave the solid ground of safe but uninteresting questions for the swamp of difficult issues. This is a fascinating look at the elements and principles of architecture.
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Jury Torres marked it as to-read Sep 25, Masden II, Duncan G. Please try again later. Open Preview See a Problem? He salingarox mathematical laws of scaling, argues for an essential role for fractals in architecture, and describes rules for coherence among subdivisions that can help produce a more pleasing design.
Brian Rivera rated it did not like it Jun 06, Tanisha De rated it it was amazing Nov 19, You may have to reread over a few paragraphs to understand what was said due to the complexity of the material but once you get a grasp on it, your mind will start racing with ideas and architeccture that your life experiences relate to what he said.
Wikimedia Italia added it Dec 31, Also, its clear he really believes in what he’s saying, but sometimes he’s too black and white-architecture theory is different than scientific theory, Nikos. July 19, Sold by: A Theory of Architecture.
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The contention is that typologies that are passed on are the ones whose encapsulation is more appealing. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.
The book introduces many innovative science-based ways of approaching design, and opposes abstract or formal methods based on imageability. In practice, perceptual elements and groupings that relate by any factor between 2 and 4 produce good results.
There has not been such a book treating the very essence of architecture. Gina marked it as to-read Nov 20, Customers who bought this item also bought. Bonnitta Roy rated it it was amazing W 17, More than a decade in the making, this is a textbook of architecture rich with design techniques and useful for every architect whether a first-year students or experienced practicing architects. It is generally acknowledged nowadays that Architectural theory has degenerated into a narrow point of view, neglecting architectural space and meaning.
If one can get beyond the natural reaction to such criticisms, then designers will find much useful material for a new approach to architectural education.
Nikka Mora rated it did not like it Mar 29, Aye Sandar rated it really liked it Dec 16, Melvin Padera added it Mar 13, He clarifies why eye-level perspectives are more relevant than plan-and- section drawings, and why buildings and developments that look good on paper, in scaled-down representation, often look horrible when constructed.
Proportioning rules can tweak almost any creative design — but they have nothing to say about structural mechanics, about building functions, or about architecturs with zoning board and code inspector. Share your thoughts with other customers.