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Series: Architectural Design Primer
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Demonstrates how a building's setting should inform and inspire
rather than constrain architectural design Context-Architecture and
the Genius of Place is a highly engaging, informative discussion of
context in architectural theory and practice. Eric Parry, one of
the UK's most highly regarded architects whose work has been widely
lauded for its innovative response to its setting addresses the
contemporary definition of context and its importance for
sustainable everyday living and urban design. Looking beyond the
formal agenda to explore the fundamentals that give new social and
cultural perspective to this vital point of departure for
designers, this book turns the urban statistician's telescopic
focus on global trends inside out for a better understanding of the
cultural and physical conditions that make archetypes like the
Parisian Cafe, the London High Street, the Baltic City Square, and
the Mumbai Market part of the architect's lexicon. From pavement to
landscape, readers will examine how context must be taken into
account at every stage in the design process. This book draws on
the author's extensive experience within complex urban settings to
show how the existing fabric and social conditions can provide an
essential starting point for new design, offering a framework for
thinking about design responses and their relationship to cultural
origins of place. * Discover the importance of orientation *
Develop a sequential understanding of urban space * Hear the
dialogue between parts within a whole * Differentiate the uses of
formal and informal Whereas existing urban settings, particularly
historic city centers, are generally regarded as limiting to
architectural creativity, this book presents context as grounds for
inspiration rather than constraint. When used correctly, these
techniques create the feeling that a new building has always been
there, simply because it "fits". Context explains the methods
behind brilliant architecture, helping designers create buildings
that not only belong, but can provide a catalyst to urban life.
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