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Thorsten Burklin & Michael Peterek

Birkhauser, 2007
72 pages
54 b+w illustrations
ISBN: 9783764384609

Cities and neighborhoods are composed of urban building blocks and a knowledge of these elementary components is part of the basic equipment of city planning. Study of these city building blocks represents a first step toward understanding, and successfully developing, the built structure of the city as a physical and social habitat.

This book helps readers understand the form and structure of cities and neighborhoods, their functional conditions, and the differentiation into private and public spheres, as well as the ways they are networked into their surroundings. Basics Urban Building Blocks covers the row, the block, the courtyard (the block in reverse), the passageway, the line, the solitaire, the group, and the "shed".


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