Catalyst Architecture

Rio de Janeiro, New York, Tokyo, Copenhagen

By Hans Kiib, Gitte Marling

Catalyst Architecture raises a discussion in regard to architecture's role as a catalyst for urban development. Through the study of eight architectural projects in large cities on four different continents, the book's focus is placed on how architecture can promote the enriching experiences of the tolerant, the democratic, the learning- and the experience- rich city. In other words, the city worth living in, worth supporting, and worth investing in. These architectural projects operate with a mix of design programs, organized so that they invite diverse user groups to a variety of activities. Visual and other sensuous architectural effects frame the interaction between the projects and the human activities within their urban context - an interaction that indicates a direction for a new narrative about the potential of place. The book is written for everybody with an interest in architecture and urban life in large cities. It is a must-read for students of architecture, urban design, town planning, urban geography, urban sociology, and aesthetic studies. *** "Catalyst Architecture" will prove to be of particular interest to students and non-specialist general readers with an interest in architecture and urban life in large cities....highly recommended." - Midwest Book Review, Small Press Bookwatch: August 2015, The Architecture Shelf (Series: Art and Urbanism - Vol. 5) [Subject: Architecture, Design, Urban Studies]


Publication Date: 5/18/2015
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9788771122237