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The Bubble, the Arrow, and the Area: Urban Design and Diagrammatic Concepts of Human Action
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture, Urban Design. (Critical morphology and spatial analysis (SAD))ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7089-4244
2021 (English)In: The New Urban Condition: Criticism and Theory from Architecture and Urbanism / [ed] Leandro Medrano, Luiz Recaman, Tom Avermaete, Abingdon: Routledge, 2021, p. 183-208Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The 20th century saw significant transformations in the way cities and other settlementsw ere planned and developed; these transformations were visible not only in architecture and urban form but also in the theoretical and conceptual models, modes of operation, and challenges these fields faced. At the same time, a remarkable consistency can be observed with respect to the sorts of environments envisaged in the sometimes radically different designs, which persist even today. Central to this consistency is arguably the persistence of forms of thinking that employ diagrammatic interventions in conceptualizing psychology, subjectivity, social life, architecture, and urbanity. This chapter intends to look at three particular aspects of the move by which diagrammatic inventions have been linked to conceptualization and to review the pervasive and continued impact that such thinking has had on architecture and urban design. Whilst these impacts are not always readily apparent, they cast light on why proposals for the “no-car society” often constitute carbon copies of solutions for the car society, despite posing as its antithesis.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Abingdon: Routledge, 2021. p. 183-208
Keywords [en]
architecture, urban design, Victor Gruen, urban condition, diagrams, urban critique
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Architecture Human Geography
Research subject
Architecture; Architecture, Urban Design
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-292505OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-292505DiVA, id: diva2:1542462
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Architecture and Urbanism, addressing the social space in the 21st century
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ISBN: 9780367607609, QC 20210413

Available from: 2021-04-07 Created: 2021-04-07 Last updated: 2022-06-25Bibliographically approved

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