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AD Architectural Design 2005 №06 (178) Sensing the 21st-Century City

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AD Architectural Design 2005 №06 (178) Sensing the 21st-Century City
London: John Wiley & Sons Ltd. — 128 p. — ISSN 0003-8504.
Sensing the 21st Century City: The Net City Close-up and Remote
Will cities exist in the next century? Or will everywhere be urban? Contemporary communication and transportation networks allow for greater urban dispersal, yet cities continue to centralise great densities of activities and innovations. What form will the 21st century city take? And what role will architects and urban designers take in shaping the future form of the city? The sensing of the city - remotely and up close - addresses an immense variety of issues, relating to the problems and complexities of contemporary and future urban design.
Pulls together work by architects and urban designers at the forefront in their utilisation of remote sensing and telecommunications tools.
Provides concise and accessible information on new scientific theories and technologies for a general architecture and urban design professional and student readership
Features spectacular satellite and night-time light imagery
Includes critical discussion on the politics of mass media and urban morphogenesis - who will be the actors in shaping and designing the future of cities?
It will have an interdisciplinary appeal - of interest to a wider audience of urban studies and future studies in general.
Fast-changing social contexts are dominated by the blurring of boundaries between work and play, information retrieval and use. Pliable and responsive digital environments raise the haptic and intuitive threshold of public and private space by harnessing physical and mental responses. Will interactive architecture embrace a wider scope of functions and experiences – from sensing mechanisms, to the info-lounge, to the ambient home environment and the holistic hospital – through customisable design possibilities?
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