FINDING FORMAL PRINCIPLES

Following the definition process of individual proposals,various analysis of large scale high-rise buildings’ spatial organisations will be conducted. General aspects defining these different examples form, such as size, verticality, density, voids, modularity, porosity program (public or private) and circulation, will be explored by diagrams. Similar aspects will be also explore in your proposals, and some comparisons will be established. As we are working with a building typology with a big presence in the city, we will review those texts on bigness, such as the well known by Rem Koolhaas.

Readings
– Rem Koolhaas, “Bigness and the Problem of Large,” OMA< Rem Koolhaas, and
Bruce Man, S, M, L, XL, New York: Monacelli Press, 1995, pp. 494-516. koolhaas-rem-bigness-1994

Reference book
– Aurora Fernandez Per, Javier Mozas, Javier Arpa: This is Hybrid : an analysis of mixed-use buildings by a+t, Vitoria-Gasteiz : a+t publishing, 2011. (also volumes: Hybrids II and III)
– Guy Nordenson: Tall buildings, New York, MOMA, 2003.
– Jason Pomeroy: The skycourt and skygarden : greening the urban habitat, Abingdon : Routledge, 2014.

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