|aSquares :|burban spaces in Europe /|cSophie Wolfrum (ed.) ; [texts: Sophie Wolfrum, Nikolai Frh. v. Brandis, Alban Janson].
|a309 p. :|bill., plans ;|c26 x 31 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references.
|a"The question of composition and spatial qualities arises in every urban design concept or intervention in the spatial structure of urban public squares. How are the essential elements involved: dimension, proportion, alignment, cohesion, accesses, shaping of focus point and of edges like surfaces and materials? How do they contribute to a character of urban space with which residents can identify? Comparing historical examples with current designs aids one in visualizing spatial effect. Similar to a floor plan/manual for buildings,Squares allows the user to evaluate spatial conditions for movement and rest based on comparable existing urban squares. The book offers the planner a comparative example for most conditions (shape, size, location, topography, and so on). Seventy European urban squares are presented and explained with the most important characteristics in a consistent manner in as-built plan, ground plan, section, and axonometric projection"--Publisher.
內容簡介top Squares 簡介 The question of spatial composition and user quality of sites arises in every urban design concept or intervention in urban public spaces.Squares is the first wide-ranging reference work in which the design and proportions of urban squaresare compared and studied. Seventy European public squares are presented systematically in as-built plan, ground plan, section, and axonometric projection with the most important characteristics.