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Two Squares by Hashim Sarkis
Book DescriptionThrough a series of essays by urban historians and designers, "Two Squares" examines the changing role of public space in the cities of Beirut and Istanbul as they undergo major urban redevelopment. The study of Beirut looks at the redesign of Martyrs' Square, the city's primary public space, in the aftermath of the civil war and the ongoing reconstruction efforts to rebuild the centre. In Istanbul, the focus is on Sirkeci Square, one of the main intermodal hubs in the historic peninsula, as it readies itself to host a new station for the first under-Bosphorus train tunnel. The two urban transformations are taken as opportunities to examine the nature of public space in the 21st-Century city, the history and evolution of public life in Beirut and Istanbul, and the possibilities of using these vital transportation nodes as opportunities for new landscape, urban and architectural design strategies. The book also includes a series of hypothetical design projects for these two squares.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780935617894
(252mm x 203mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Harvard Graduate School of Design
Publisher: Harvard Graduate School of Design
Publish Date: 4-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Hashim Sarkis
Turkish Triangle, Paperback (January 2010)
Presents a series of three case studies prepared by pre-eminent academics involved in their respective city's planning efforts, and an introduction by Turkey's urban historian and theorist, Ilhan Tekeli. This book studies the rise of the three main urban centres in Turkey and their roles in organizing the territory and its future reorganisation.
Josep Lluis Sert, Hardback (June 2008)
Examines the emergence and evolution of the discipline of urban design as articulated through the work of Josep Lluis Sert (1902-1983). With a selection of archival materials, illustrations, plans, and maps, this book looks at the man who advocated the idea of 'urban consciousness' and an architecture that dealt with the total environment.
Han Tumertekin, Paperback (February 2007)» View all books by Hashim Sarkis
Focuses on six projects, including House 2B, that won the prestigious Aga Khan Award for Architecture. This volume presents the architecture of renowned Turkish architect Han Tumertekin to the English-speaking world. It includes an introductory essay by Hashim Sarkis, and an article by Tumertekin on his design approach.
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