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Chicago Boundless

Chicago Boundless

Two Grids between Lake and River

By (author) Joan Busquets
Designed by Dingliang Yang


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  • Analyses the gridded city of Chicago, illustrating how the grid structure can be used productively in urban design
  • Part of a series of four titles
  • Explores the potential of the grid as a design tool
Full Description

This book focusses on the city of Chicago, specifically in regards to its grid-style design. The author proposes a number of original interventions that implicate this grid in productive ways. By emphasising the value of open forms for city design, they insist that the grid has the unique capacity to channel urban transformation both flexibly and productively, Chicago Boundless explores the potential of the grid as a design tool in both historical and projective terms, analysing its effect on urban processes.

About the Author

Joan Busquets, a world-renowned urban planner and architect, is the first Martin Bucksbaum Professor in Practice of Urban Planning and Design at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

ORO Editions
12th Jun 2017
Paperback / softback
World excluding USA, Canada, Australasia & Asia (except Japan; China non-exclusive)
280 mm x 280 mm
138 Pages
100 color
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