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PROF. KEES CHRISTIAANSE

ETH Zurich – Institute for Urban Design
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THE POTATO PLAN COLLECTION - 40 CITIES THROUGH THE LENS OF PATRICK ABERCROMBIE


The Potato Plan Collection

This book celebrates Patrick Abercrombie and J. H. Forshaw’s renowned ‘Potato Plan’ and assesses its potential as an analytical tool for contemporary metropolitan territories.  Originally drawn in 1943 as part of the County of London Plan, Abercrombie’s ‘Social and Functional Analysis’ poetically illustrates the city as an agglomeration of distinct communities, clusters, and centralities. The Potato Plan Collection comprises 40 Potato Plans from all around the globe, each being a reinterpretation of the original by local architects, urban designers and scholars. As a whole, the collection offers a new perspective on the structure of regional configurations in the urban age.

 

Editors: Mirjam ZügerKees Christiaanse

Book design: Studio Joost Grootens

Published by: nai010 publishers

Rotterdam, 2018

ISBN: 978-94-6208-433-9

English | Swiss binding| 20 x 28 cm | 208 pages | full color illustrations | 

 

 

Authors:

 

Felix Heisel and Raphael Disler Addis Ababa, Bart Reuser and Mark Jongerius Amsterdam, Eirini Kasioumi and Eleni Papadaki Athens, Sonja Berthold and Apiradee Kaseemsook Bangkok, Melisa Pesoa, Joaquín Sabaté and Jordi Franquesa Barcelona, Zhu Wenyi and Liu Pinghao Beijing, Philipp Misselwitz and Iman Charara Beirut, David Burbano and Natalia Ramírez Bogota, Domonkos Wettstein Budapest, Julián Varas and Sofía Moneta Buenos Aires, Charlotte Malterre-Barthes and Roxanne De Raeymaecker Cairo, Heinrich Wolff and Temba Jauch Cape Town, Vedran Mimica, Jorge 

Serra and Agata Siemionow Chicago, Deane Simpson and Cecilie Overgaard Rasmussen Copenhagen, Gunter Klix and Mariam Abbas Dar es Salaam, Michael McGarry and MArch Students at Queen’s University Belfast Dublin, Belfast, Martina Baum, Diana Böhm, Anna Kübler and Thorsten Stelter Frankfurt, Francesca Frassoldati and Anqi Ni Guangzhou, Sarah Whiting and Sara Jacinto Houston, Alp Arisoy Istanbul, Devisari Tunas, Miya Irawati and Stephen Cairns Greater Jakarta, Nilly R. Harag, Asaf Bivas and Amnon Direktor Jerusalem, Fabienne Hoelzel and Aro Ismaila Lagos, Tadej Glažar, Marijana Krizmanić, Manca Košir and Jan Kozinc Ljubljana, Peter Bishop London,  

Jose Castillo Olea, Saidee Springall, Monica Arzoz and Annika Ussel Mexico City, Cino Zucchi and Giulia Novati Milan, Roman Leonhartsberger and Mark Michaeli Munich, Georgeen Theodore  and Thomas Dores New York, Jan Polívka 

and Svenja Krings Osaka Metropolitan Area, Marianne Skjulhaug and Miles Hamaker Oslo, Sandra Treija and Hilda Treija Riga, Stefano de Martino and Alexander Gogl Rome, Anne  Söfker-Rieniets Ruhr Region, Georgi Stanishev, Greta Dimitrova-Mandova, Atanas Kovachev and Igor Yankulov Sofia, Els Verbakel and Adva Matar Tel Aviv-Yafo, Mark Sterling and Sabrina Yuen Toronto, Daniel Bläser West Midlands,  

Mirjam Züger Zurich.

 

 

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The Potato Plan Collection

 

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