Till We Have Built Jerusalem

Author: Adina Hoffman
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374709785
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A biographical excavation of one of the world’s great, troubled cities A remarkable view of one of the world’s most beloved and troubled cities, Adina Hoffman’s Till We Have Built Jerusalem is a gripping and intimate journey into the very different lives of three architects who helped shape modern Jerusalem. The book unfolds as an excavation. It opens with the 1934 arrival in Jerusalem of the celebrated Berlin architect Erich Mendelsohn, a refugee from Hitler’s Germany who must reckon with a complex new Middle Eastern reality. Next we meet Austen St. Barbe Harrison, Palestine’s chief government architect from 1922 to 1937. Steeped in the traditions of Byzantine and Islamic building, this “most private of public servants” finds himself working under the often stifling and violent conditions of British rule. And in the riveting final section, Hoffman herself sets out through the battered streets of today’s Jerusalem searching for traces of a possibly Greek, possibly Arab architect named Spyro Houris. Once a fixture on the local scene, Houris is now utterly forgotten, though his grand Armenian-tile-clad buildings still stand, a ghostly testimony to the cultural fluidity that has historically characterized Jerusalem at its best. A beautifully written rumination on memory and forgetting, place and displacement, Till We Have Built Jerusalem uncovers the ramifying layers of one great city’s buried history as it asks what it means, everywhere, to be foreign and to belong.

Formerly Urban

Author: Julia Czerniak
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
ISBN: 9781616890896
Size: 13.12 MB
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Formerly Urban is a collection of essays grounded in the belief that design, in all its manifestations, must play a central role in the revitalization of shrinking cities in America. The essays-by notable architects, landscape architects, and urban planners-argue that designers need to seize the opportunity to be the link between universities, local government, and private foundations. Only by participating from an urban project's inception can designers help shape design policy and the design of public works. Formerly Urban is for practitioners, urban thinkers, and anyone participating in the renewal and revitalization of our formerly urban centers.

New City

Author: Deborah Abela
Publisher: Random House Australia
ISBN: 174275855X
Size: 68.39 MB
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"A new city offers a new life - but what kind of life will Isabella and her friends find? Isabella and her friends are nervous about what they'll find in the New City. It's inland and it's dry far from the flooded city they've just left. Will their lives here be as luxurious and carefree as Xavier says? In fact, bleak, uncertain times have brought darkness and danger to New City. The city has been divided in two: the citizens who have, and those who the ruling Major General says have come to steal from them the refugees who have fled the rising waters, who are imprisoned in a camp on the edge of the city. The kids of Grimsdon once faced sea monsters and evil harbour lords, but now they face new threats. From freakish weather events that whip up with little warning to the fierce misinformation that swirls around the city to the theft of their freedom, now they face the prison-like restrictions and control of the New City. Unlike the refugees, they're heralded as heroes. But what does the Major General really want from them?"

The Fractured Metropolis

Author: Jonathan Barnett
Publisher: Westview Press
ISBN: 9780064302227
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Describes how centralized cities have been replaced by sprawling suburban and corporate development, and what should be done to revitalize the old cities which have suffered as the tax base has eroded

Civic Symbol

Author: Christopher Armstrong
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442622709
Size: 61.41 MB
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When Toronto’s New City Hall opened in 1965, it was an iconic modernist symbol for what was still a sedate and conservative city. Its futuristic design by Finnish architect Viljo Revell, composed of two curved towers flanking a clam-shaped council chamber, remains as strange and distinctive today as it did fifty years ago. In Civic Symbol, Christopher Armstrong chronicles the complex and controversial development of this urban landmark from the initial international competition to the many debates that surrounded its construction and furnishing. Armstrong catalogs the many twists and turns along the path from idea to reality for the extraordinary building that Frank Lloyd Wright claimed future generations would say “marks the spot where Toronto fell.” Lavishly illustrated with contemporary photographs, plans, and drawings, Civic Symbol is the essential history of this iconic Canadian building.

Urban Spaces

Author: Jacobo Krauel
Publisher: Links Internacional
Size: 53.20 MB
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Parks offer a little bit of nature in the middle of a vast gray city. Urban Spaces: New City Parks looks at fifteen ground-breaking projects that blur the distinction between landscaping and art, between artificial and natural. These projects explore the possibilities of landscape architecture with more than fifteen innovative, imaginative solutions to urban challenges. Thoroughly documented with commentary by the creators and hundreds of full-color photographs and plans, these projects represent the future and direction of green-space planning.

The New City Home

Author: Leslie Plummer Clagett
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 9781561586486
Size: 16.98 MB
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An illustrated guide to "smart" urban living features twenty-five homes from major metropolitan areas across North America, focusing on innovation, light, noise reduction, privacy, and other issues vital to urban dwellers. Original.

From The Ground Up

Author: Peggy Tully
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
ISBN: 9781616890926
Size: 39.56 MB
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It is said that the history of modern architecture can be observed through the evolution of the single-family home. Over generations, each has hoped to improve on the last, rethinking and reinventing this seemingly simple building type. At certain historic moments in the discourse, new ideas about domesticity have given form to radically different configurations of home and community. Current emphasis on sustainability presents a unique opportunity to design affordable houses that respond to specific economic, social, and environmental challenges. In From the Ground Up editor Peggy Tully presents the results of an international competition to create new models for affordable high-performance green homes in urban residential neighborhoods. Developed for a vacant infill site in Syracuse's Near Westside, these ambitious projects offer an array of innovative designs that provide a new vision for once-vital urban residential neighborhoods and well-designed energy-efficient homes throughout the United States.