Carlos Villanueva Brandt, Architectural Association (Great Britain). School of Architecture
Architectural Association School of Architecture, 2010 - Architectural practice, International - 296 pages
Focuses on London over the last 20 years, interpreting it as a "live city" and speculating on the relationship between the live realm of the city and its urban fabric. In parallel to this central topic, the book includes a number of speculative projects by the AA's Diploma Unit which attempt to integrate this realm into the design of alternative urban strategies. With essays by Will Self, Rowan Moore, Brian Hatton, Brett Steele, Alex Warnock-Smith, Carlos Villanueva Brandt and others. AA Agenas No. 10. Through the eyes of Diploma Unit 10, the London +10 exhibition concentrates on London over the last 20 years and speculates on the relationship between the live realm of the city and its urban fabric. The exhibition includes 40 speculative projects that tackle topics such as politics, crime, sex and terrorism, overlays them on the reality of London and highlights ten key portfolios from 1989 to 2009. The AA’s Diploma Unit 10 has experimented with diverse ways of engaging with the city since the early 1970s when it was set up by Bernard Tschumi. In the last ten years, led by Carlos Villanueva Brandt, the unit has focused this engagement on London and developed the concept of direct urbanism. The accompanying publication, London +10 edited by Carlos Villanueva Brandt, includes essays from Rowan Moore and Will Self. The book addresses London through ten specific themes that form part of the everyday experience of the city.
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