Markus Bogensberger/Hans Gangoly/Andreas Lechner/Ida Pirstinger (eds.)

Materialien zu Schwerpunkten des Instituts für Gebäudelehre
Graz: Publishing Company of Graz University of Technology, 2013
German, 399 pages, paperback
ISBN 978-3-85125-265-1
EUR 55.00

With the publication Dense Cities: Forschung und Lehre zu Architektur und Nachverdichtung 2009–2012 (Dense Cities: Research and Teaching of Architecture and Retrospective Densification, 2009–2012), the Institute of Architectural Typologies introduces projects on the topic of urban density which were carried out or worked on from 2009 to 2012 in the institute. Besides offering extensive overviews of workshops, symposia, publications, and third-party-funded research, the book focuses on designs, course results, and theses that deal with the highly relevant economic and ecological question of spatial densification potential by example of the provincial capital of Graz. The approach pursued originates from a programmatic-functional, infrastructural, socially acceptable, and, not least, design-related vantage point using concrete architectural means. Here architecture plays a research-informed role in that it illustrates the theses on the sustainable density of cities by example of
projects—citing specific design proposals, from business premises to city districts—and renders the retrospective densification scenarios in urban space explicable.

Dense Cities: Forschung und Lehre zu Architektur und Nachverdichtung 2009–2012 was funded by the Science and Research branch of the Province of Styria.

Markus Bogensberger, Hans Gangoly, Andreas Lechner, and Ida Pirstinger conduct research and teach in the Institute of Architectural Typologies at Graz University of Technology.

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