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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This does make it more easily readable than otherwise but, although there has theiry been some editing, leads to multiple references from one chapter to another and, inevitably, to several repetitions. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Archived from the original on John Quirong rated it it was amazing Jan 23, Salingaros creates a framework where these mechanisms determine how designs evolve, and outlines a detailed model. As it is, the author repeatedly states that, say, medieval cathedrals respect the three laws but does not demonstrate it in detail or even illustrate it.

East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Salingaros has collaborated with Alexander for many years, salinggaros was one of the editors of ” The Nature of Order “. Perhaps because his background is physics, Salingaros tries overly hard to codify Rules, but each is thought-provoking and goes well beyond the stale dogmas that burden so much design practice today.

Please try again later. This collection of essays is a work in progress with both gaps and overstatements. These arguments are now being adopted and supplemented by a group of architects applying biophiliaa term coined by Edward Osborne Wilson to describe an intrinsic, genetic predisposition of human beings towards structures found in other living objects such as animals and plants.


Learn more about Amazon Prime. It then argues that human beings naturally prefer fractal, organized structures, based on how the mind works.

This is a marvelous piece and I suggest it to architectural educators as an excellent textbook for theory courses introduced in both undergraduate and graduate programs of architecture worldwide.

What type of architecture results from each? Kakada Nhip marked it as to-read Oct 26, Bonnitta Roy rated it it was amazing Mar 17, Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. Deharno Kloppers marked it as to-read May 03, Each level needs to have a scale two to four times architscture than the previous, and no scales should be skipped.

The book is in fact a collection of articles that were previously published independently. Eric marked it as to-read Apr 29, Pante-a Khatirzad marked it as to-read Aug 28, Smriti Jain marked it as to-read Jul 05, Read more Read less. salignaros

This applies both to software and to architectural nukos urban architecturf. Enabled Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Rules describing scale are critical in complex systems, e.

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Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download ni,os free Kindle App. It explains much of what people instinctively know about architecture, and puts that knowledge for the first time in a concise, understandable form. Munsonmunson rated it it was amazing Apr 20, Nevertheless, by not allowing architectural form the freedom to adapt to a particular set of local circumstances, the built environment has tended further and further away from Sustainability.


Individual chapters have been translated into several different languages. This is a fascinating look at the elements and principles of architecture.

There has not been such a book treating the very essence of architecture. A City is Not a Tree. Contemporary architectural thinking architevture recently been moving in this direction, and this book advances the field forward.

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Salingaros is very interesting to read and will have you second guessing your own theory of what architecture really is. Matt marked it as to-read Dec 23, Many other skills and rules are involved.

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