Basics Urban Building Blocks

Author(s): Petereck Michael

reference | Birkhauser | recommended for students | urbanism

Urban building blocks and a knowledge of these elementary components is part of the basic equipment of city planning. It is absolutely essential for urban design that one understands their form and structure, their functional conditions, and the differentiation into private and public spheres, as well as the ways they are networked into their surroundings.


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About the authors: Thorsten B rklin teaches city planning and building theory at the Fachhochschule Frankfurt am Main (University of Applied Sciences, Frankfurt am Main) and works in Karlsruhe as an independent architect. Michael Peterek is professor of city planning and design at the Fachhochschule Frankfurt am Main and also works as a freelance city planner.

Foreword.; Introduction.; Urban building blocks.; Row houses.; The block.; The yard house (the inverted block).; The passage.; The row.; The solitair.; The cluster.; The "shed".; In conclusion.; Appendix.

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  • : 9783764384609
  • : Birkhauser
  • : Birkhauser Verlag AG
  • : October 2007
  • : books

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