Tiergarten Robert Krier Plan 1987

Rauchstrasse Block Krier And Others

Stadtvillen an der Rauchstrasse, Berlin, Germany a demonstration project 1980-6 The Stadtvillen an der Rauchstrasse, Mietwohnungsbau financing the project. located in the southern Tiergarten neigh- The overall urban design plan was developed bourhood of Berlin, was carried out as part by Rob Krier who also wrote the design of the Internationale Bauausstellung. The guidelines for each of the buildings located developer was Land Berlin with Sozialer on the site. In many ways the project is a...

USA an illfated public housing 1956 demolished 1972

Louis Public Housing Projects Images

These galleries were designed to be playgrounds for children and gathering places for adults. In 1951, the scheme received high praise in an Architectural Forum editorial for saving 'not only people but also money'. The editors of the journal saw the complex as being a worthwhile design paradigm for the future. The reality proved to be different. The household mix was not what was expected. Single-mother, welfare-dependent households overwhelmingly inhabited the...

Paternoster Square London England UK a second go at an important urban precinct 19562003

Paternoster Square Analys

Paternoster Square is the only case study in this book where one new urban design project was demolished and replaced by another. The precinct's history highlights (1) the necessity to take market conditions into consideration in designing complexes of buildings, (2) the danger of embracing a currently fashionable design paradigm that is inappropriate for dealing with the task at hand and (3) the impact of changing clients on the urban designing process. In addition, designing a complex...

Battery Park City New York Ny Usa a new town intown 1962 to 2002 but continuing

Conflict And Compromise New York City

Whether or not one cares for the design of Battery Park City, it is arguably the exemplar of an all-of-a-piece urban precinct design in the United States. Chronologically, it predates Canary Wharf, Euralille and Lujiazui but it is very different. It was not seen as a new business district but as an adjunct to an existing one. Now almost completed (and repaired after the events of11 September 2001 when it was much damaged see page 379 for a 2004 view) Battery Park City's development history is...

Lujiazui Pudong Shanghai Peoples Republic of China a global business precinct 1990

Shanghai Tower Masterplan

The Lujiazui also sometimes spelt Lu Jia Zui Finance and Trade Zone in Pudong, Shanghai is not only a good example of an all-of-a-piece urban design with highly laissez-faire overtones, but also a good example of the urban design and architectural values being displayed in China and many other Asian countries today. In China similar efforts can be seen the Fu-tian new district in Shenzhen and the River North area of Chongqing. Lujiazui is the largest single-construction site in the world....

Ghirardelli Square San Francisco USA recycling a building complex 19627 19824

Paternoster Square Analys

In 1893, the Ghirardelli family bought a sloping block of land bounded by North Point Street, Larkin Street, Beach Street and Polk Street in San Francisco, and constructed a red brick factory complex to carry on the chocolate making company founded by their ancestor, Domingo Ghirardelli in 1849. The factory complex was built between 1900 and 1916. The family enterprise was bought by the Golden Grain Macaroni Company in the early 1960s and moved to San Leandro, California. The factory buildings...

Kuching Waterfront Sarawak Malaysia a waterfront park as a catalyst for urban redevelopment 198993

Srawa Waterfront Park

Kuching lies on the Sungai Sarawak 20 kilometres in from the sea. The city's riverfront used to be the regional shipping and distribution point of the Malaysian state of Sarawak. It intervened or acted as a seam, depending on one's point of view, between the commercial area on Main Bazaar and the river. The commercial area contained Chinese shop-houses, a high-rise hotel and office buildings. The development of a road network and air transportation during the 1960s and 1970s, and the change in...

Raleigh Park Sydney Australia a marketoriented suburban design 19822000

Australia Urban Parks Designs

The creation of total urban designs is not straightforward in democratic countries even when there is considerable financial and or political clout behind their design and development. Raleigh Park is a 30-acre (12.34-hectare) development on a triangular site in south-central Sydney. It is a total urban design - a suburban precinct based on Garden City principles at a neighbourhood scale. It was a brown-field site. The W.D. & H.O. Wills' cigarette factory and workers' recreational facilities...