Design Solutions for Urban Densification

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The world’s metropolises are home to steadily growing populations. Densification measures are one solution to the problems of urbanization, creating inner-city living space where there was none before. The smallest of gaps between buildings is utilized, perimeter block develop – ments are completed, courtyards filled in, houses height – ened and smaller structures replaced with larger ones. This process of densification preserves existing and natu – rally developed quarters and infrastructure, while protect – ing against urban sprawl and the development of soulless quarters full of new builds. In some cases, a self-contained element that clearly sets itself apart from the existing built environment is most suitable; in others, the best solution is the re-interpretation and development of the existing context. The architectural approach to each project is as unique as its context

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ISBN: 9783037682289 Category:

Sibylle Kramer

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The world’s metropolises are home to steadily growing populations. Densification measures are one solution to the problems of urbanization, creating inner-city living space where there was none before. The smallest of gaps between buildings is utilized, perimeter block develop – ments are completed, courtyards filled in, houses height – ened and smaller structures replaced with larger ones. This process of densification preserves existing and natu – rally developed quarters and infrastructure, while protect – ing against urban sprawl and the development of soulless quarters full of new builds. In some cases, a self-contained element that clearly sets itself apart from the existing built environment is most suitable; in others, the best solution is the re-interpretation and development of the existing context. The architectural approach to each project is as unique as its context.

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Weight 1460 g
Dimensions 22.9 x 29.7 cm
Publisher name Braun Publishing AG
Publication date 1 June 2018
Number of pages 256
Format Hardback
Dimensions 22.9 x 29.7 cm
Weight 1460 g