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Manhattan Framework

Manhattan Framework

Rectangular Grid for Ordering an Island

By (author) Joan Busquets
Designed by Dingliang Yang


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  • Analyses the gridded city of Manhattan, illustrating how the grid structure in urban design is used in productive ways.
  • 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 Manhattan, 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, Manhattan Framework 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
122 Pages
100 color
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