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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I highly recommend it to any architect, designer or student thereof. Grace marked it as to-read May 18, Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Bonnitta Roy rated it it was amazing Mar 17, Iury Lima rated it really liked it Apr 07, 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.

Essentially a compilation of previously published articles, the material begs for a complete reconstruction as a single work, and would greatly benefit from more graphics. Trivia About A Theory of Archi He postulates that cross-cultural universals derived from scaling rules in nature govern human appreciation of architecture.

The fractal nature of natural structures is evident in topography, and people have noticed that traditional architecture blends better with the landscape. Lists with This Book. If one can get beyond the natural reaction to such criticisms, then designers will find much useful material for a new approach to architectural education. Salingaros explores ways to clarify and formalize our understanding of aesthetic forms in the built environment, using mathematics, thermodynamics, Darwinism, complexity theory and cognitive sciences.

A Theory of Architecture

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I picked it up about a few months ago, and it has dramatically changed the way I see “good architecture”. This applies both to software and to architectural and urban design. This page was last edited on 29 Septemberat Kusshii marked it as to-read Apr 07, Clearly, these are not rules that would be sufficient for a computer to generate a building.

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