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Porous City : From Metaphor to Urban Agenda - (Hardcover)

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Some time ago, Walter Benjamin and Asja Lacis used the term "porosity" with reference to Naples’ urban characteristics – spaces merging into each other and providing the backdrop for the unforeseen – improvisation as a way of life.

Today, the term "porosity" in this context is increasingly used conceptually.

Well-known authors from the worlds of architecture, town planning, and landscape design embark on a search for new concepts for a life-enhancing, user-friendly city – with reference to this enigmatic term.

The term refers to the overlaying and interweaving of spaces and structures, to urban textures and their architectural properties and qualities – to cities with radically mixed urban functions.

Number of Pages: 303
Genre: Architecture
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Birkhauser Architecture
Language: English
Street Date: May 15, 2018
TCIN: 53615430
UPC: 9783035616019
Item Number (DPCI): 248-56-4629
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