Digital Modelling for Urban Design
Digital Modelling for Urban Design.
Flattening Urban Design.
Development of the Book.
Organisation of the book.
Archaeology and War.
Genealogy and trade.
Schizoanalysis and Desire.
Possible Urban Futures.
The Spectacularisation of Urban Design.
Preliminary Design concepts.
Innovative Design Study.
The Design Exhibition Spectacle.
Transit Hub, Memorial Design and Freedom tower.
Beyond the Spectacle.
Chapter 1. Archaeology.
1985-1995: Transparent Cities.
1995-2005: An Archaeology of Globalisation.
From Transparent Cities to Archaeological Modelling.
1893-1901: Forma Urban Romae.
1915-1928: The Iconography of Manhattan Island.
1890-1932: The Geo-body of Bangkok..
Assembling New Urban Design Models.
Multiplicities and Seriality.
Chapter 2. War.
1801-1893: The Emergence of Scientific Archaeology.
50BC - AD 203: Modelling the Spoils of War.
Urban Design as Triumphal Model.
300-1300: The Recycling City Model.
Churches: The New Urban Artefacts.
1300-1944: Urban Design as representation and Destruction.
The Dispersed City Model.
Destructions and Dispersals.
Chapter 3. Genealogy.
Descent and Emergence.
Three Urban Design Genealogies.
Rome: A Genealogy of the Master Plan.
New York: A Genealo9gy of the central business District.
The Urban designer as Organisation man.
Bangkok: A Genealogy of Lifestyle Centres.
The Dispersal of Power.
Chapter 4. Trade.
Mapping, Monitoring and Modelling.
Back to Ground Zero.
Urban Design as the Production of Difference.
Chapter 5. Schizoanalysis.
1745-1778: A Schizoanalysis of War.
1978-2008: A Schi8zoanalysis of Trade.
2000-2005: A Schizoanalysis of desire.
Siam central Interchange Station.
Modelling Urban Design Futures in India and China.
Gentle Arrivals: Fatehpur Sikri and West Lake.
World Financial Capitals: Mumbai and Shanghai.
Governance: Delhi and Beijing.
Migration and Resettlement.
Short-and Long-Term Plans.
Happiness, Harmony and Sufficiency.
‘Brian McGrath is that rare writer and teacher who can portray the complexity of the city without reducing it to simple stereotypes.’ Grahame Shane, Adjunct Professor of Architecture,
‘Brian McGrath is an urban inventor who has developed nuanced
techniques to approach the impossible complexity of representing the
city. This book shares those techniques while also transporting the reader deep into some of the world's most intricate urban fabric.’
Keller Easterling, Associate Professor, Yale School of Architecture.