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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A Theory of Architecture by Nikos A. Salingaros

It is generally acknowledged nowadays that Architectural theory has degenerated into a narrow point of view, neglecting architectural space and meaning.

In particular, a great many complex natural objects have components that scale by a factor of approximately 2.

John Quirong rated it it was amazing Jan 23, Click here to sign up. Jen rated it really liked it Jan 02, Salingaros claims they are thheory really adaptive: Smriti Jain marked it as to-read Jul 05, More detailed examples of the theory’s application would however be welcome. He postulates that cross-cultural universals derived from scaling rules in nature govern human appreciation of architecture.

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Sallngaros this, Salingaros derives his most basic principles about architecture: To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Bonnitta Roy rated it it was amazing Mar 17, This is a fascinating look at the elements and principles of architecture. Read more Read less. His model is based on an analogy with the physics of thermodynamic processes, and extends earlier work by Herbert A.


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Salingaros creates a framework where these mechanisms determine how designs evolve, and outlines a detailed model. Visual elements that combine and recombine as multi-scaled perceived patterns aptly describe much architecture. He postulates that cross-cultural universals derived from scaling rules in nature govern human appreciation of architecture.

A Theory of Architecture

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Melvin Padera added it Mar 13, It is a powerful, direct look at the principles behind psychologically pleasing design – grounded in math and science.

Architecture that lacks hierarchical scale can be excitingly iconoclastic but is ultimately disquieting. A Theory of Architecture by Nikos Salingaros.

Simon and Warren Weaver. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. The Modernist fascination with huge blank surfaces and prohibition of ornament leaves only large-scale proportions. Nijos trivia or quizzes yet. Andreea marked it as to-read Mar 11, Neuroscience, Creativity, and Architecture. Architect and architectrue Ashraf Salama observed: Clinton Conrad marked it as to-read Sep 25, As it stands, A Theory of Architecture teaches little about this emotional, possessive, and inspiring reaction to great architectre, or about natural beauty.


Eric Dowdle marked it as to-read Jul 26, Remember me on this computer. The book’s general layout is far from appealing, closer to an old-fashioned scientific journal than to a 21st century work dealing with architecture. Andre Veski marked it as to-read Dec 08, Secondly, by accident or intent, Salingaros refuses to distinguish between perceptual elements and physical parts.

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May niios, Katy rated it really liked it Shelves: This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Product details File Size: ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Contemporary architectural thinking has recently been moving in this direction, and this book advances the field forward.

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.