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The Dialectics of Urban and Architectural Boundaries in the Middle East and the Mediterranean

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This edited volume informs readers about changing norms and meanings of borders and underlines recent scenarios that shape these borders. It focuses mainly on the Mediterranean and Middle East regions through the following questions: What are the social, cultural, philosophical, political, economic and aesthetic reasons for spatial segregation within contemporary territories and cities? In the world of globalization and networks, what are the new limitations of space? What are the alienating differences between interior and exterior, private and public, urban and rural, local and global, and real and virtual? Are spatial definitions and divisions more likely to be weakened (if not totally erased) by effects of globalization and mobility, similar to the dissolution of borders between countries? Or are local practices and measures likely to become more apparent with emerging trends such as sustainability and identity?

Authored by international scholars, all chapters are arranged under four main parts: Urban and Rural, Global and Local, Physical and Sensual, Real and Virtual. Hence, different concepts and definitions of borders along with varying methods and tools for questioning their essence in architectural and urban spaces will be introduced. For example, in the rural and urban context, environments, settlements-housing, landscape, transformation, conservation and development; in the global and local context, styles, identity, universal design, sustainability, globalization and networks, mobility and migration; in the physical and sensual context, design studies and methodologies, environmental psychology, aesthetic reasoning, sense of place and well-being, and in the real and virtual context, realities, tools and communities are the main themes of the chapters.

This book will be an essential source for professionals, scholars, and students of architecture and urban design with a view to understanding multidisciplinary perspectives in designing borders as well as the dialectical relationship between borders and space.

New perspectives on borders of space during rapidly increasing interest in the Mediterranean and Middle East regions

A focus on local design issues in the Mediterranean and Middle East regions with a global insight

A multidisciplinary resource for architectural and urban design fields, as well as all interested parties

Part 1: Urban and rural.- Assessments of Edirne's past, present and future as a border city.- The porosity of borders: Between formal and informal urban patterns.- Borders defining urban enclaves: Case studies from Istanbul.- From Galata to Pera: Shifting borders in Ottoman society (1453-1923).- Part 2: Global and local.- On the Borderline of global and postmodern: Forms, images, metaphors in architecture.- Culture and identity in the global context: Transformation of locality.- Small markers with wide borders: Augmenting urban space with new media.- Rethinking the paradigm of high-performance design: Setting new borders between vernacular and contemporary approaches.- Part 3: Physical and sensual.- fading boundaries: School design to support learning in-between the classrooms.- Here today gone tomorrow: The invisible boundaries of periodic markets.- Future sociability in public spaces.- Mapping borders in urban aesthetics: A brief history of reasoning urban aesthetics since early modernism.- The border between perceptual and physical urban Space: An aural encounter.- Epilogue.

Informations sur le produit

Titre: The Dialectics of Urban and Architectural Boundaries in the Middle East and the Mediterranean
EAN: 9783030718060
Format: Livre Relié
Producteur: Springer International Publishing
Editeur: Springer, Berlin
Genre: Sciences de la terre
Nombre de pages: 291
Poids: 647g
Taille: H235mm x B235mm x T155mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2021

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