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An architecture for Wichita (Kansas)
An improbable relationship exists between monumentality, which is called Apollonian--universal and timeless--and regionalism, which is Dionysian--local and time-specific. A city requires an architecture that is both, an ...
Urban reality; informing the project: An Environmental Center in the Houston Ship Channel
In the introduction to his research on "The Contemporary City" Rem Koolhaas observes, "the unavoidable fragmentation of the existing city, has led to a displacement of the centre of gravity of urban dynamics from the city ...
From the arcade to the shopping mall: The transformation of public space
An inquiry into the loss of urbanity in the contemporary city initiated a historical study of public space. The public space of today's mall is introverted and isolated from its environment--the disintegrated, decaying ...
The American city: Center, edge and the transformation of form
The creation of public space in the modern American city has been a persistent problem. This thesis is a revival of the problem of defining and creating public space. My choice of site is an abandoned urban parcel of land ...