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The Resource Understanding tall buildings : a theory of placemaking, Kheir Al-Kodmany, (electronic book)

Understanding tall buildings : a theory of placemaking, Kheir Al-Kodmany, (electronic book)

Label
Understanding tall buildings : a theory of placemaking
Title
Understanding tall buildings
Title remainder
a theory of placemaking
Statement of responsibility
Kheir Al-Kodmany
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In recent years, the rapid pace of tall building construction has fostered a certain kind of placelessness, with many new tall buildings being built out of scale, context and place. By analyzing hundreds of tall buildings and by providing hundreds of visuals that inspire, stimulate and engage, Understanding Tall Buildings contends that well-designed tall buildings can rejuvenate cities, ignite economic activity, support social life and boost city pride. Although this book does not claim to possess all the solutions, it does propose specific tall building design guidelines that may help to promote placemaking. Through this work, it is the author's hope that ill-conceived developments will become less common in the future and that good placemaking will become the norm, not the exception. This book is a must-read for students and practitioners working to create better tall buildings and better urban environments
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Al-Kodmany, Kheir
Dewey number
720.48
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NA6230
LC item number
.A394 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tall buildings
  • Space (Architecture)
  • Architectural design
  • City planning
Target audience
specialized
Label
Understanding tall buildings : a theory of placemaking, Kheir Al-Kodmany, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgements Dedication List of Figures Introduction PART I: The Urban Design Dimension Chapter 1: Tall Buildings and Imageability Chapter 2: City Skyline PART II: The Architectural Dimension Chapter 3: The Rise of the Iconic TowerChapter 4: The New Age of the Iconic Tower PART III: The Human Dimension Chapter 5: The Tower Base Chapter 6: Urban PlazasChapter 7: Public Parks and Open Spaces PART IV: The Transport Dimension Chapter 8: Tall Buildings and the Transport SystemChapter 9: Case Studies: Tall Buildings and Transit Oriented Development Chapter 10: Placemaking and Tall Buildings: Ten Planning Guidelines Bibliography Index
Control code
purchAH31340577
Extent
xiii, 254 pages
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
After 5 minutes Preview, click on 2Request Access3, fill in a form with your details. If triggered, the book will be loaned and tied to the one user for 1 week, during which time users can read or download as they choose. 4th user request triggers auto-purchase
Isbn
9781317608660
Lccn
2016033119
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Understanding tall buildings : a theory of placemaking, Kheir Al-Kodmany, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgements Dedication List of Figures Introduction PART I: The Urban Design Dimension Chapter 1: Tall Buildings and Imageability Chapter 2: City Skyline PART II: The Architectural Dimension Chapter 3: The Rise of the Iconic TowerChapter 4: The New Age of the Iconic Tower PART III: The Human Dimension Chapter 5: The Tower Base Chapter 6: Urban PlazasChapter 7: Public Parks and Open Spaces PART IV: The Transport Dimension Chapter 8: Tall Buildings and the Transport SystemChapter 9: Case Studies: Tall Buildings and Transit Oriented Development Chapter 10: Placemaking and Tall Buildings: Ten Planning Guidelines Bibliography Index
Control code
purchAH31340577
Extent
xiii, 254 pages
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
After 5 minutes Preview, click on 2Request Access3, fill in a form with your details. If triggered, the book will be loaned and tied to the one user for 1 week, during which time users can read or download as they choose. 4th user request triggers auto-purchase
Isbn
9781317608660
Lccn
2016033119
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Specific material designation
remote

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