A Theory of Architecture is a somewhat controversial book on Architecture by Nikos Salingaros, published in by Umbau-Verlag, Solingen, ISBN. First edition pages; second edition with Index pages. Paper book is available in: CHINESE | ENGLISH US Edition (buy on Amazon). NIKOS A. SALINGAROS. A THEORY OF ARCHITECTURE. With contributions by Michael W. Mehaffy, Terry M. Mikiten,. Debora M. Tejada, and Hing-Sing Yu.

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A Theory of Architecture

What an amazing book! Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. The book’s general layout is far from appealing, closer to an old-fashioned scientific journal than to a 21st century work dealing with theoyr. July 19, Sold by: Kakada Nhip marked it as to-read Oct 26, Masden II, Duncan G.

Log In Sign Up. Salingaros expands these essential ideas in fascinating observations about buildings and perception, and attempts to produce rules by which scaling can inform both design and evaluation of architecture. Remember me on this computer. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

A THEORY OF ARCHITECTURE, by Nikos A. Salingaros.

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Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Contemporary architectural thinking has recently been moving in this direction, and this book advances the field forward. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This book discusses how our mind perceives and conceives architectural form, and postulates that fractal and other organizational nikkos play a key role in perception.

In addition, the overall style is wordy so that very strong points are drowned in a sea of words. As it is, the author repeatedly states that, say, sslingaros cathedrals respect the three laws but does not demonstrate it in detail or even illustrate it.

From this, Salingaros derives his most basic principles about architecture: Salingaros explores ways to clarify and formalize our understanding of architwcture forms in the built environment, using mathematics, thermodynamics, Darwinism, complexity theory and cognitive sciences. It explains much of what people instinctively kn More than a decade in the making, this is a textbook of architecture rich with design techniques and useful for every architect whether a first-year students or experienced practicing architects.

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Despite its significant shortcomings, this pioneering and highly original work should have a major impact on our built environment and is thus very strongly recommended to anyone involved in architecture or city planning. The book teaches the reader how to design by adapting to human needs and sensibilities, yet independently of any particular style. Alina Shpineva marked it as to-read Feb 14, Design Patterns and Living Architecture. A Darwinian process plays a significant role in both design and in the evolution or persistence of architectural typologies.

Finally, the idea that beauty is reducible to comprehensibility, and aesthetics to information theory, fails to ring true.

Architecture books Architectural design books. Secondly, by accident or intent, Salingaros refuses to distinguish between perceptual elements and physical parts. Get to Know Us. Because humans comprehend natural pattern by recognizing hierarchical scaling, similar scaling hierarchies make architecture comfortable and visually pleasing.

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