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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Secondly, by accident or intent, Salingaros refuses to distinguish between perceptual elements and physical parts. Ar Baghel rated it it was amazing Mar 06, Return to Book Page.

Salmo Al-batal is currently reading it Feb 17, A Theory of Architecture is a different view of sustainable design that will lead a new breed thoery architects into a dynamic renewal of human-centric architecture.

What ancient architects and builders seemed to know intuitively about scale and proportion in building, is now being corroborated by evidence from research in human psychology, the study of fractals, and systems analysis. Salingaros claims they are not really adaptive: Munsonmunson rated it it was amazing Apr 20, John Quirong rated it it was amazing Jan 23, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


The fractal nature of natural salkngaros is evident in topography, and people have noticed that traditional architecture blends better with the landscape. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required.

Nov 16, Mohammad Salar Tahrirchi rated it really liked it. Each level needs to have a scale two to four times larger than the previous, and no scales should be skipped. Nour marked it as to-read Jan 29, Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Salingaros develops pattern languages originally introduced by Christopher Alexander and used in architecture as well as in software design.

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His model is based on an analogy with the physics of thermodynamic processes, and extends earlier work by Theoey A. This book joins a recent movement to explain socio-cultural phenomena by means of scientific models. Enabled Amazon Best Sellers Rank: He earlier wrote an influential paper “The Structure of Pattern Languages”, [17] which described the combinatorics of patterns necessary to use them effectively.


A Theory of Architecture

This book discusses how our mind perceives and conceives architectural form, and postulates that fractal and other organizational mechanisms play a key role in perception. Shienna W added it Jul 22, See all Editorial Reviews. Tom Radulovich marked it as to-read Jan 09, Remember me on this computer. Gina marked it as to-read Nov 20, Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Contemporary architectural thinking has recently thekry moving in this direction, and this book advances the field forward.

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As it stands, A Theory of Architecture teaches little about this emotional, possessive, and inspiring reaction to great architecture, or about natural beauty. It is a powerful, direct look at the principles behind psychologically pleasing design – grounded in architectuee and science.