Urban Design as Craft


Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani
Stadtbau als Handwerk / Urban Design as Craft
Elf Gespräche und sieben Projekte 1999–2011 / Eleven conversations and seven projects 1999–2011


2011. 19.8 x 29.7 cm, softcover with flap
160 pages, 84 illustrations
ISBN 978-3-85676-295-7
CHF 49.00 / EUR 46.00
Text in German and English

Designed by Patrizia Zanola

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In eleven pointed and sometimes provocative conversations, the author – an architect and professor of architecture – tries to use a critique of contemporary urban planning to develop principles for re-establishing the discipline. In seven programmatic projects, he shows how these principles can be implemented in urban fragments and what a fresh start of that kind can look like, as high-quality craftsmanship. Both the conversations and the projects envisage a calm modern city which can measure itself against the historic city, is materially and culturally sustainable, and can provide a home for our multifaceted society.