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Nikos Salingaros: A Future Without Starchitects

Read the paper: – A Future Without Starchitects Chapter 4.3 in Jonathan Manns, Ed. Kaleidoscope City: Reflections on Planning and London, RTPI Press, London, 2014, pages 123-131: http://zeta.math.utsa.edu/~yxk833/Kaleidoscope-London.pdf From the ingress of the paper: London could develop in several very different ways. One of them follows the urbanicidal model applied liberally across the globe in… Continue reading

Podcast of the Day: Nikos Salingaros on Creating Buildings and Environments That Support Life

Extracted from levevei.no, James Alexander Arnfinsen talks to Nikos Salingaros about human needs, holistic architecture and reclaiming the best qualities from the buildings of the past. http://www.levevei.no/Podcast/Episode-84-Nikos-Salingaros.mp3 From the shownotes to the episode. “In this episode I have the delight of connecting with Nikos Salingaros, who is a Professor in Mathematics, an Urbanist and Architectural… Continue reading

Creating buildings and environments that support life (Interview with Nikos Salingaros)

Click on the play button below to listen to the interview: Interview with Nikos Salingaros by James Alexander Arnfinsen, originally published by Levevei.no Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:07:46 — 62.0MB) “In this episode I have the delight of connecting with Nikos Salingaros, who is a Professor in Mathematics, an Urbanist and Architectural Theorist. He is originally from Greece, but… Continue reading

Nikos Salingaros on the relation between energy use and dysfunctional urbanism

P2P urbanist Nikos Salingaros was interviewed by media on Mauritius, where the debate rages on new powerplant. A short extract of the longer interview here: “MS: What measures do you propose to drastically reduce demand for electricity, because a reduction means no need for more power plants? NS: The waste of energy is mainly due… Continue reading

Slavoj Zizek on the ‘P2P’ bio-urbanistic approach of Nikos Salingaros

Slavoj Zizek writes in Living in the End Times, Architectural Parallax, p. 273-4: (and see below, for an extensive extract from Nikos Salingaros) “For Nikos Salingaros, the pursuit of formal or critico-ideological concerns in place of adapting to nature and the needs of ordinary human beings defines “bad architecture” which makes people uncomfortable or physically… Continue reading

Beyond Left and Right: Peer-to-Peer themes and urban priorities for the self-organizing society. By Nikos A. Salingaros

Nikos Salingaros, p2p architect and urbanist, has reacted with an extensive essay on my earlier article on the topic of: can progressives and conservatives work together around p2p themes?. The full version of the essay, with notes, a bibliography and a a review of Christopher Alexander’s Pattern Language, is here on our wiki. In this… Continue reading

A Pattern Language Conference in the Sustainable Valley of Hurdal in 2017?

Next year will be the 40 years anniversary of Christopher Alexander‘s seminal work “A Pattern Language”. 20 years ago Nikos A. Salingaros wrote the following text: Alexander tried to show that architecture connects people to their surroundings in an infinite number of ways, most of which are subconscious. For this reason, it was important to… Continue reading

Pavements and Hierarchy

Extracted from an article by Nikos A. Salingaros. PAVEMENTS AND HIERARCHY Architecture has in the past felt a need for pavements that are either patterned, or that embody figurative art. Our perception of space is founded on a connection with the ground via design. In creating an artificial built environment to house themselves and their… Continue reading

European Summer School in Classical Architecture in Stockholm

I got the following message from Robert Adam forwarded to me by Audun Engh: “The European Summer School in Classical Architecture has had a good response but there are places left and still bursaries available. This is held in July in idyllic surroundings north-west of Stockholm and finishes in Stockholm.  Even without a bursary, the price… Continue reading

Architecture and Emotion

David Brussat comments on a micro-interview with Nikos A. Salingaros in ArchiImpact. Architecture causes changes in the emotions and feelings of those who see it, use it, live it. Powerfully felt or hidden in the subconscious, our reaction to our environment pleases or displeases, attracts or repulses, according to rules that are becoming less obscure with each passing… Continue reading

Biophilia and Healing Environments: Healthy Principles For Designing the Built World

A new free e-book by the famous urbanist Nikos A. Salingaros. From the introduction: Our biology should dictate the design of the physical settings we inhabit. As human beings, we need to connect with living structures in our environment. Designers thus face the task of better incorporating healing strategies into their work, using factors that… Continue reading

Book of the Day: Build the City – Perspectives on Commons and Culture

“The freedom to make and remake our cities and ourselves is one of the most precious yet most neglected of our human rights.” – David Harvey, The Right to the City To accompany the IdeaCamp in Stockholm the European Cultural Foundation have released this collection of essays, extracts and interviews Build the City: Perspectives on Commons… Continue reading

A Lost Opportunity for Skreia (A letter to Ross Chapin)

Dear Ross Chapin, I was fortunate to receive your book “Pocket Neighbourhoods” before my holidays. Writing this I find myself at a cabin up in the mountains. What I notice is that the cabins here repeat the same suburban patterns as what is common in most Norwegian residential areas, just at a larger scale, with… Continue reading