By Karin Templin
'Street architecture' is an ethos based not on a proposed urban theory, but on urban observation. Like a puzzle formed by pieces of various scales, it represents an array of forces, from the client’s brief to the builder’s realisation. In this book by Karin Templin the residential designs of Amsterdam-based architect Hans van der Heijden are examined in the context of housing and urban design practice, as seen in the street architecture of Florence and other European cities. Besides providing insights into Van der Heijden’s design approach, she looks at the principles of street architecture which could be of interest to urban architects and students, as well as developers and planners.
Amsterdam, 2018, 21x30cm, 128pp. illustrated, Paperback.