The Infrastructural City: Networked Ecologies in Los Angeles

The Infrastructural City: Networked Ecologies in Los Angeles by Kazys Varnelis epub pdf fb2

Title: The Infrastructural City: Networked Ecologies in Los Angeles
Author: Kazys Varnelis
ISBN10: 8496954250
ISBN13: 978-8496954250
Publisher: Actar (March 2008)
Language: English
Subcategory: Engineering
Size PDF: 1911 kb
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Rating: 4.6/5
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Pages: 240 pages
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The Infrastructural City: Networked Ecologies in Los Angeles by Kazys Varnelis


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Once the greatest American example of a modern city served by infrastructure, Los Angeles is now in perpetual crisis. Infrastructure has ceased to support architecture's plans for the city and instead subordinates architecture to its own purposes. This out-of-control but networked world is increasingly organized by flows of objects and information. Static structures avoid being superfluous by joining this system as temporary containers for the people, objects, and capital. A provocative collection of research through photography, essays and maps, this is book looks at infrastructure as a way of mapping our place in the city, remaining optimistic about the role of architecture to affect change.