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A Theory of Architecture is a different view of sustainable design that will lead a new breed of architects into a dynamic renewal of human-centric architecture. Andre Veski marked it as to-read Dec 08, English Choose a language for shopping.
A Theory of Architecture
A Theory of Architecture by Nikos A. Grace marked it as nilos May 18, There's a problem loading this menu right now. Glowing cover blurbs by Kenneth G. Yet, like Alexander, Salingaros argues that this design theory corresponds more closely to what human beings have evolved to appreciate.
It explains much of what people instinctively kn More than a decade in the making, this is a textbook of theofy rich with design techniques and useful for every architect whether a first-year students or experienced practicing architects.
The contention is that typologies that are passed on are the ones whose encapsulation is more appealing.
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Mathematics are particularly invoked but so are thermodynamics, biology and psychology. This does make it more easily readable than otherwise but, although there has clearly been some editing, leads to multiple references from one chapter to another and, inevitably, to several repetitions. Nour marked it as to-read Jan 29, Salingaros utilizes the work of Richard Dawkinsespecially the meme model, to explain how architectural typologies and design elements are transmitted in society.
The terminology arises from an analogy with biological forms. Learn more about Amazon Prime.
Thanks for telling us about the problem. We will plot these points archotecture one graph for the entire class, and look for correlations. Salingaros and Terry Mikiten propose that encapsulation helps an architectural meme to survive and reproduce. Please try again later.
A Theory of Architecture 3. The Transformation of Wholes ". Different examples of Form Languages. The model suggests that such memetic replication models human culture, in which building and urban typologies proliferate for reasons other than their utility. Start reading A Theory of Architecture on your Kindle in under a minute. Wikimedia Italia added it Dec 31, Neil Vandenberge marked it as to-read Oct 03, It explains much of what people instinctively know about architecture, and puts that knowledge for the first time in a concise, understandable form.
Melvin Padera added it Mar 13, Abdollah Sadjadian rated it it was amazing Jan 23, The book introduces many innovative science-based ways of approaching design, and opposes abstract or formal methods based on imageability.
I highly recommend it to any architect, designer or student thereof.
Read more Read nikps. Eric Dowdle marked it as to-read Jul 26, Despite its significant shortcomings, this pioneering and highly original work should have a major impact on our built environment and is thus very strongly recommended to anyone involved in architecture or city planning.