Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press Author: MIT Center for Advanced Urbanism ISBN: 9781616894207 Format: Softcover, 168pp, 229x165mm
Infrastructural Monument explores the question as to whether infrastructure can transcend mere practicality and fulfill a role that is profoundly cultural. Can targeted infrastructure projects transform a city from a collection of fragments to one with a common and cohesive regional identity?
The book gathers together the thinking of designers, developers, policy experts and scholars on the potential to leverage infrastructure design beyond the realm of transportation of goods and labor into the realm of culture, public space, architecture, and landscape form. It features contributions from Stan Allen, Nader Tehrani, Marcel Smets and many others.