A Theory of Architecture is a somewhat controversial book on Architecture by Nikos Salingaros, published in by Umbau-Verlag, Solingen, ISBN. First edition pages; second edition with Index pages. Paper book is available in: CHINESE | ENGLISH US Edition (buy on Amazon). NIKOS A. SALINGAROS. A THEORY OF ARCHITECTURE. With contributions by Michael W. Mehaffy, Terry M. Mikiten,. Debora M. Tejada, and Hing-Sing Yu.

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It explains much of what people instinctively kn More than a decade in the making, this is a textbook of architecture rich with design techniques and useful for every architect whether a first-year students or experienced practicing architects. A Theory of Architecture, by Nikos Salingaros, confronts difficult issues head on. Munsonmunson rated it it was amazing Apr 20, Get fast, sqlingaros shipping with Amazon Prime.

From this, Salingaros derives his most basic principles about architecture: Bonnitta Roy rated it it was amazing Mar 17, Twelve Lectures on Architecture: In practice, perceptual elements and groupings that relate by any factor between 2 and 4 produce good results. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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Shienna Olaso added it Jul 22, Skip to main content. Yet, like Alexander, Salingaros argues that this design theory corresponds more closely to what human beings have evolved to appreciate. This does make it more easily readable than otherwise but, although there has clearly been some editing, leads to multiple references from one chapter to another and, inevitably, to several repetitions. A Theory of Architecture: Proportioning rules can tweak almost any creative design — but they have nothing to say about structural mechanics, about building functions, or about dealing with zoning board and code inspector.


Kakada Nhip marked it as to-read Oct 26, Christopher Alexander and Salingaros have moved past the limited philosophical tools of phenomenology to derive evidence-based results. Abner Colmenares marked it as to-read Oct 07, What an amazing book! John Quirong rated it it was amazing Jan 23, This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

A THEORY OF ARCHITECTURE, by Nikos A. Salingaros.

Readers should definitely not pay outrageous prices for the out-of-print first edition of this book! StroikMichael Blowhard, [1] and Dean A. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Glowing cover blurbs by Kenneth G. Zainab Ahmed marked it as to-read Nov 17, In particular, a great many complex natural objects have components that scale by a factor of approximately 2. Salingaros has collaborated with Alexander for many years, and was one of the editors of ” The Nature of Order “.

Grace marked it as to-read May 18, One person found this helpful. A Theory of Architecture by Nikos Salingaros is a good read. Andreea marked it as to-read Mar 11, Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

I highly recommend it to any architect, designer or student thereof. The book introduces many innovative science-based ways of approaching design, and opposes abstract or formal methods based on imageability. Return to Book Page. It is a powerful, direct look at the principles behind psychologically pleasing design – grounded in math and science. Click here to sign up. It shows that, while the question itself may be a million times more subtle, there is something tangible, and ultimately measurable, in the degree of life the living structure has.


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A Theory of Architecture

Trivia About A Theory of Archi Supporting arguments are explored in this book. Get to Know Us. He postulates that cross-cultural universals derived from scaling nikso in nature govern human appreciation of architecture. A Darwinian process plays a significant role in both design and in the evolution or persistence of architectural typologies.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Webarchive template wayback links CS1 maint: However, the view that selection has shaped the mind to prefer certain shapes and configurations is more controversial.

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Designs evolve in two ways: No trivia or quizzes yet. Salingaros claims they are not really adaptive: Gina marked it as to-read Nov 20,

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