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THE LANDSCAPE OF CONTEMPORARY INFRASTRUCTURE. Reprint. Marcel Smets. nai010 Uitgevers/Publishers, Rotterdam, 2016. Original edition published 2010 {Worldwide 139270}. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Artbook|D.A.P., New York. 272 pp. with 475 col. ills. 27 x 23 cm. ISBN 9789462082397 In English.
Due date: August 2016. Publisher's description: Since its initial publication in 2010, The Landscape of Contemporary Infrastructure has become a standard reference for designers; this new edition brings the indispensable volume back into print. The design of infrastructural networks -- the systems that enable flow within a structure such as a city, like roads and railways -- is among urban design's foremost tasks. Around the globe, the awareness of enhanced infrastructure fluidity as a catalyst for economic development is rising. The Landscape of Contemporary Infrastructure investigates how infrastructure design determines the organization and flow of the inhabited landscape -- as an agency of enhanced mobility, as a physical presence, as a design feature contributing to the character of a city and as a sound theoretical approach to a positive experience of collective space. In this volume, these four issues are explored in four chapters that catalogue these approaches, and each chapter is buttressed with key projects from around the world by designers such as Norman Foster, Zaha Hadid, OMA, Arata Isozaki, Paul Andreu, Xaveer De Geyter, Jean Nouvel and Ricardo Bofill. The authors demonstrate how the creative potential of architecture, landscape architecture and urban design is essential to the effective flow of infrastructural networks.
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Worldwide Number: 814322
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