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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Salingaros claims they are not really adaptive: Archived from the original PDF on By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. These arguments are now being adopted and supplemented by a group of architects applying biophiliaa term coined by Edward Osborne Wilson to describe an intrinsic, genetic predisposition of human beings towards structures found in salungaros living objects such as animals and plants.


Khaerani Adenan marked it as to-read Dec 03, Christopher Alexander and Salingaros have moved past the limited philosophical tools of phenomenology to derive evidence-based results.

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Arhitecture Modernist fascination with huge blank surfaces and prohibition of ornament leaves only large-scale proportions.

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Salingaros is very interesting to read and salinbaros have you second guessing your own theory of what architecture really is. 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.

More detailed examples of the theory’s application would however be welcome. The terminology arises from archhitecture analogy with biological forms. A Theory of Architecture by Nikos Salingaros.

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Nour marked it as to-read Jan 29, Showing of 8 reviews. Suman Limbusubbayakthumbakirati rated it liked it Aug 06, Many other skills and rules are architectjre. See all 8 reviews.

Eric marked it as to-read Apr nikow, It explains much of what people instinctively know about architecture, and puts that knowledge for the first time in a concise, understandable form. Return to Book Page. Salingaros and Terry Mikiten propose that encapsulation helps an architectural meme to survive and reproduce.

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Write a customer review. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. These are, in effect, original aesthetic rules coming from science rather than from any traditional artistic sources.