1st Edition

Masterplanning the Adaptive City
Computational Urbanism in the Twenty-First Century





ISBN 9780415534802
Published September 6, 2013 by Routledge
312 Pages

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Book Description

Computational design has become widely accepted into mainstream architecture, but this is the first book to advocate applying it to create adaptable masterplans for rapid urban growth, urban heterogeneity, through computational urbanism. Practitioners and researchers here discuss ideas from the fields of architecture, urbanism, the natural sciences, computer science, economics, and mathematics to find solutions for managing urban change in Asia and developing countries throughout the world. Divided into four parts (historical and theoretical background, our current situation, methodologies, and prototypical practices), the book includes a series of essays, interviews, built case studies, and original research to accompany chapters written by editor Tom Verebes to give you the most comprehensive overview of this approach.

Essays by Marina Lathouri, Jorge Fiori, Jonathan Solomon, Patrik Schumacher, Peter Trummer, and David Jason Gerber.

Interviews with Dana Cuff, Xu Wei Guo, Matthew Prior, Tom Barker, Su Yunsheng, and Brett Steele.

Built case studies by Zaha Hadid Architects, James Corner Field Operations, XWG Studio, MAD, OCEAN Consultancy Network, Plasma Studio, Groundlab, Peter Trummer, Serie Architects, dotA, and Rocker-Lange Architects.

Table of Contents

Foreword Mark Burry  Preface and Acknowledgements  Introduction  Part 1: Context: Endurance, Obsolescence and Change: A Theoretical Foundation  1. The City as Cultural and Technological Expression  1.1 Globalisation and Networks  1.2 The Edge of Chaos  1.3 The Associative Logic of Urbanism  2. Project Architectures: The Question of Borders in a Connected World Marina Lathouri  3. Interview with Dana Cuff  4. The New New  4.1 Ancient China and the New  4.2 Urban Europe: A Brief History of its Industrialisation and Planning  4.3 The Paradigm of the New World Instant City  4.4 The Dubai Mirage  5. Informal City: Design as Political Engagement Jorge Fiori  6. Interview with Xu Wei Guo  7. Urbanisation and Erasure
7.1 The Trouble with Speed Freaks  7.2 Ghosts of the Past  7.3 An Ecological Model for Twenty-first Century Urbanism  7.4 The Problem of Functionality, Endurance and Obsolescence  7.5 Time, Change, & Adaptation  8. Public Spheres Jonathan Solomon  9. Interview with Matthew Prior  Case Study: James Corner/Field Operations: Qjanhai Masterplan  Case Study: Plasma Studio, London, Beijing: Xi'an International Horticultural Expo, Xi'an, China  Part 2: Concepts/Paradigms: New Paradigms and Practices in Urbanism  10. The Death of Masterplanning in the Age of Indeterminacy  10.1 Planning and/or Emergence  10.2 Teleological Fallacies of the Master-planner  10.3 Principles of Uncertainty: Planning after the Global Financial Crisis  10.4 Complex Systems, Equilibrium & Emergence  10.5 Parametric Patterns and Models of Evolutionary Urbanism  11. Free Market Urbanism: Urbanism Beyond Planning Patrik Schumacher  12. Interview with Tom Barker  Case Study: Zaha Hadid Architects: One North Masterplan, Singapore, 2001-TBC  Case Study: Ocean CN, Urban China Study, 2009  Case Study: Shanghai Tongji Urban Planning and Design Institute, dotA, Kaili Ethnic Cultural Compound, Kaili, Guizhou, China  Part 3: Methodologies: Tools and Moving Targets  13. A New Toolbox for Adaptable Masterplanning  13.1 Models and Information  13.2 Parameter Space, Solution Space, Urban Space  13.3 Simulation and Gaming Environments as Management Systems  14. Morphogenetic Urbanism: Towards a Materialist Approach to Masterplanning Peter Trummer  Case Study: Ocean CN, Parametric Pearl River Delta, 2010  Case Study: Ocean CN, Serial Systems: Hong Kong Typology Transformations and Density Studies  Case Study: Rocker Lange Architects, Hong Kong, Boston: Density and Openess Revisited: Recoding Building Bulk in Hong Kong  15. Computational Urbanism  15.1 The Evolution of Computational Methodologies  15.2 Automation, Optioneering, and Optimisation  15.3 Parametric Urbanism  16. Parametric Urbanism Redux: Urban Design and Complexity in an Age of Infinite Computing David Jason Gerber  17. Interview with Su Yunsheng  Case Study: dotA and OCEAN CN: 4D City Masterplan, Yan Jiao Hua Run City, Hebei Province, China  Case Study: Group8 Architects and Kaisersrot, Geneva, Switzerland: Mica Urban Zone, Geneva  Case Study: Peter Trummer, Berlag Institute: Aspern Masterplan, Vienna  Case Study: Hong Kong University Research Work: Endurance and Obsolescence: Case Studies of Adaptable Masterplanning  Part 4: Projections: Prototyping Multiple Futures 18. Endurance, Obsolescence and the Adaptive City 18.1 New Prototypical Practices 18.2 Topological Variants and Topological Transformations 18.3 Icons and Innovations 18.4 Control, Resilience and Change Built Case Studies: Groundlab, London, Beijing: Longgang Masterplan, Shenzhen, China; Serie Architects, London, Mumbai, Beijing: Xintiandi Factory H, Hangzhou, China; XWG Studio, Beijing: Phoenix Shopping Complex, Beijing; MAD Beijing, Tokyo: Ordos Museum, Ordos, China; DotA, HKPDA, OCEAN CN: Liantang / Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point Passenger Terminal Building, Hong Kong SAR/Shenzhen, China; The University of Hong Kong Research Team: Counterpart Cities: FUTUREPORT, Hong Kong SAR, Shenzhen 19. Interview with Brett Steele  Conclusion  Notes  Bibliography  Image Credits  Index 

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