Decoding Asian Urbanism (Paperback)

Decoding Asian Urbanism By Farooq Ameen (Editor), Kenneth Frampton, Ken Yeang Cover Image
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deCoding Asian Urbanism is a captivating exploration into innovative architecture and urban
interventions reshaping the landscape of Asian cities. The book highlights projects that
embrace the rapid growth, cultural richness, and intricate complexities of the contemporary
Asian urban fabric.

The magnitude and speed of 21st-century urbanization are extraordinary, with projections
suggesting that Asia's urban development in the next two decades could surpass the total
global urban growth of the past two centuries. As we stand on the brink of this urban revolution,
deCoding Asian Urbanism brings together the minds of visionary architects, historians,
sociologists, urban designers, and activists from around the world. Their essays offer unique
insights into the diverse and multifaceted nature of Asian cities, each an intricate tapestry of
history, culture, and aspiration.

This enriching journey through the book is accompanied by a multitude of images, analytical
diagrams, maps, and captivating photographs. You'll find yourself immersed in the ideas and
spirited discussions captured in symposium panels at Harvard University's South Asia Institute.
Here, contemporary thinkers and practitioners from various disciplines reveal their innovative
design and planning approaches for Asian cities.xx
deCoding Asian Urbanism transcends the boundaries of mere globalization; it delves into the
essence of systemic innovation, elevating the Asian city to new heights. The book is
thoughtfully organized into three sections: Decoding the City, where the context is set and the
urban puzzle begins to unravel; Mediating the City, which unveils strategic approaches to
address the complex urban challenges; and Transforming the City, the grand finale
showcasing projects that breathe life into urban spaces, infusing them with vitality, renewal,
and transformation.

With Contributions of Kenneth Frampton, Rahul Mehrotra, Ken Yeang, Farooq Ameen, Saskia Sassen, Edward Glaeser, Diana Balmori, Kongjian Yu, Jonathan D. Solomon, Steven Holl, Weiping Wu,
Stephen Kieran, Kashef Chowdhury, Qingyun Ma, Frances Anderton, Kazi Ashraf, Nate Berg,
Nondita Correa Mehrotra, Terence Young, Rafael Vinoly, Satoshi Toyoda.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781638487005
ISBN-10: 1638487006
Publisher: A+d Museum
Publication Date: September 1st, 2021
Pages: 458
Language: English