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Local code : 3,659 proposals about data, design & the nature of cities / Nicholas de Monchaux.

Author:
De Monchaux, Nicholas, 1973- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • New York : Princeton Architectural Press, [2016]
  • ©2016
Εdition:
First edition.
Description:
239 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Summary note:
"Praised in the New York Times for its "intelligent enquiry and actionable theorizing," Local Code: Real Estates is a collection of software tools, design proposals, and theoretical arguments about the future of urban infrastructure and architecture. Local Code combines drawings of over five thousand digitally designed and networked microinterventions for vacant lots in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York in the United States, as well as Venice, Italy, with theoretical essays and information graphics. The book's data-driven layout presents a complex, elegant interface to myriad possible future urban landscapes. Local Code presents a digitally driven, networked approach to urban resilience and environmental justice, and argues that we have just begun to discover the full possibilities of computing and design"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references:
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-234) and index.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
Foreword / Keller Easterling -- Introduction : Current location -- San Francisco case study -- Fake estates and reality properties -- Los Angeles case study -- Life attracts life -- Venice case study -- The map and the territory -- New York case study -- Conclusion : We are all made of stars.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9781616893804 ((paperback))
  • 161689380X ((paperback))
LCCN:
2015039823
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