Quantum city

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Architectural, 2002 - Architecture - 257 pages
Quantum City explores the metaphorical relationships between quantum theory, urban design and the concept of the city, with a very serious aim: to radically change the way the urban realm is both experienced and designed.

Using the terminology and themes of quantum theory and the 'new physics', the author draws the reader into an intriguing discussion of the principles, practices and operations of urbanism. This new language offers the missing interface between the different disciplines of the city, and promises to be a potent metaphor for the development of various theories for the 21st century city.
Challenging traditional approaches to the theory of cities, this thought-provoking book will be enjoyed by both design professionals and anyone interested in the city, its history and culture.

* Explains cutting edge theories; linking quantum physics with urban design
* The accessible and straightforward style allows you to develop your ideas about urban design
* International case studies make the book universally relevant

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About the author (2002)

Ayssar Arida is an urban designer, architect and writer and currently runs Q-DAR in London and Beirut. He has taught architecture at the American University of Beirut and lectures and publishes internationally on the dynamics of urbanism and cultural paradigms. The author can be reached through the book's companion website: quantumcity.com

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