Porous City : From Metaphor to Urban Agenda Hardback
Edited by Sophie Wolfrum
Some time ago, Walter Benjamin and Asja Lacis used the term "porosity" with reference to Naples' urban characteristics - spaces merging into each other and providing the backdrop for the unforeseen - improvisation as a way of life.
Today, the term "porosity" in this context is increasingly used conceptually.
Well-known authors from the worlds of architecture, town planning, and landscape design embark on a search for new concepts for a life-enhancing, user-friendly city - with reference to this enigmatic term.
The term refers to the overlaying and interweaving of spaces and structures, to urban textures and their architectural properties and qualities - to cities with radically mixed urban functions.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 304 pages
- Publisher: Birkhauser
- Publication Date: 19/03/2018
- Category: Architectural structure & design
- ISBN: 9783035616019