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The Urban Code of China

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ISBN-13:
9783034612067
Einband:
Ebook
Seiten:
176
Autor:
Dieter Hassenpflug
eBook Typ:
PDF
eBook Format:
EPUB
Kopierschutz:
2 - DRM Adobe
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Contents


Acknowledgments



Introduction



1 How to read a city?



2 Transformations of empty urban space



Pajamas and clotheslines



Open and public urban places



Rocks and plants



3 Swinging lines and dancing dots



4 Closed urban space



Closed neighborhoods



Introverted neighborhood courtyards



Roof and light sculptures



Branding compound lifestyles



Orient meets Occident -- hybrid urban quarters



5 Open urban space



Linear centrality or the magic of the Golden Corridor



Open neighborhood spaces



Integrated perimeter block strips



Neighborhood pedestrian streets



Neighborhood and community centers



The sutlers of urban growth



Mediapolis



Postmodern eclecticism in urban planning and design



6 Urban fictions



Shanghai s new satellite cities



A piece of good old Germany : Anting New Town



European travesties of the Chinese city



Taiwushi New Town (Thames Town)



Luodian New Town (the Nordic city)



Holland Village in Shenyang: an urban parody



View from the Eiffel Tower towards Angkor Wat



7 The compact city



Great street -- vertical block



Shenzhen s urban villages



The big city



River jumping



Hyper-growth



8 The Chinese city as a semiotic system



Summary



Annotations



Bibliography



Illustration credits
When reading the Chinese city, which this book sets out to do, it is not the well-known cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, and Xi an that are in the focus of attention, but rather the essentially Chinese of the Chinese city, those characteristics or attributes that are more or less shared by all Chinese cities. The spotlight is on their spatial grammar, their syntax, in short: their code. Only by deciphering their common traits a view to the underlying structure of Chinese cities is opened, and we can begin to reasonably evaluate and classify the diversity of impressions. Deciphering the code of the Chinese city also enables the author to read new Chinese towns designed by Western architects. Thus, readers are provided with valuable insight on China s booming urbanization and urban development.