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David Bergman Planning In Five Dimensions
David Bergman proposes thinking about cities in terms of five parameters: the generic point, area "as signifier of culture,"...
Geoff Manaugh Quadraturin And Other Architectural...
Geoff Manaugh, the creator of the BldgBlog site and author of "The BldgBlog Book," discusses "how architecture and fiction...

David Bergman Planning In Five Dimensions

April 1, 2011 | Video Lecturer:
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David Bergman proposes thinking about cities in terms of five parameters: the generic point, area “as signifier of culture,” volume as “the power of the state exercised on a building,” time as “a pathway for development,” and capitalism as “a technology for development.” He discusses the contemporary city as a construction of economic policies and zoning regulations designed to increase capital investments. He discusses the urban mapping achieved by Nolli’s map of Rome. Bergman talks about the parameter of time as a pathway for urban development. When speaking about the parameter of volume, Bergman stresses how floor area ratios and zoning envelopes are manipulated by capital
and commerce. He contrasts urban growth over time in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Butte, and Detroit. Bergman describes capital as the fifth dimension of urban development, and the force that creates cities and spurs economic growth. Bergman argues that all architectural proposals are economically evaluated accoding to four measures: net operating rate, capitalization rate, rate of return, and total rate of return.

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Geoff Manaugh Quadraturin And Other Architectural Expansionary Tales

October 13, 2010 | Video Lecturer:
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Geoff Manaugh, the creator of the BldgBlog site and author of “The BldgBlog Book,” discusses “how architecture and fiction overlap, where architectural ideas may be better expressed in fiction than in the built form, and conversely where fiction plays an analytic role in the pursuit of architectural ideas.” Manaugh discusses the fiction of China Mi?ville, student work from Columbia University, and Stephen T. Asma’s “On Monsters.” He characterizes the myth of Alexander’s Gates, associated with the Caucausus Mountains, as an architectural folktale about the creation of barriers against the Other. He talks about the 1984 movie “Ghostbusters,” and Soviet fantasy writer Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky’s short story “Quadraturin.”

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Geoff Manaugh discusses urban mythology, urban exploration, and student work from Columbia University.
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Geoff Manaugh discusses the myth of Alexander’s Gates, associated with the Caucausus Mountains, as an architectural folktale...