• The Potato Plan Collection: 40 Cities Through the Lens of Patrick Abercrombie

    The Potato Plan Collection: 40 Cities Through the Lens of Patrick Abercrombie

    Kees Christiaanse and Mirjam Zuger

    This book celebrates Patrick Abercrombie's famous Potato Plan and reveals its potential as an analytical tool for contemporary urban territories. This book gathers together 40 specific potato plans from various metropolises all over the globe that were drawn and interpreted by local architects, urban designers and schools of architecture. An updated depiction of contemporary urban analysis, inspired by the great Patrick Abercrombie. Unique plans and essays of 40 cities across the globe by local architects, urban designers and schools of architecture.

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  • The Grand Project: Understanding the Making and Impact of Urban Megaprojects

    The Grand Project: Understanding the Making and Impact of Urban Megaprojects

    Kees Christiaanse, Anna Gasco, Naomi C. Hanakata, Ying Zhou, Pablo Acebillo, Dissa Raras Pidanti

    This book looks into the adaptive and inclusive capacities that urban megaprojects can offer to shape the future of our cities. Featuring eight unique case studies like Marunouchi Tokyo, West Kowloon Hong Kong, Marina Bay Singapore, HafenCity Hamburg, La Défense Paris and King’s Cross London, the book provides a new and comprehensive reading of selected urban megaprojects in Asia and Europe, and a comparative view of key aspects regarding their role in contemporary urban developments.

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  • Textbook: Collected Texts On The Built Environment 1990–2018

    Textbook: Collected Texts On The Built Environment 1990–2018

    Kees Christiaanse (author), Jessica Bridger (editor)
    nai010 publishers

    Textbook spans 30years of KCAP's urban designer and architect Kees Christiaanse's thinking about cities. The texts range from charting the personal influence of the bicycle on his thinking about future mobility to the examination of dominant concepts and projects in the contemporary built environment. Christiaanse's sketches, personal notebook pages, and watercolours complement this unique collection.

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  • Open City: Designing Coexistence

    Open City: Designing Coexistence

    Tim Rieniets, Jennifer Sigler, Kees Christiaanse

    Open City can be described as a city that is diverse, lively and socially sustainable, where people can productively relate to each other culturally, socially, as well as economically. Being it the theme of Open City, the 4th IABR (Kees Christiaanse as curator) raised the question of social cohesion in the city from the point of view of its designer: 'How can architects and urbanists make realistic contributions to the sustainable quality of the urban condition?'

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  • The Red Apple and Wijnhaveneiland

    The Red Apple and Wijnhaveneiland

    Piet Groenendijk, K. Christiaanse, and R. Brouwers

    The Red Apple as new apartment complex on Wijnhaveneiland. The slender high-rise section makes a contribution to the Rotterdam skyline. Furthermore, the building consists of a horizontal wedge-shaped component with an atrium. On the ground floor, public facilities are located around a passage. The name Red Apple is derived from the bright red color of the aluminum facade panels, but also refers to the historical function of the location, where apples were shipped. It is of course also a nod to the high-rise mecca New York. This publication shows the history of the area, the urban development vision for the Wijnhaveneiland and the realization of this remarkable building in text and images.

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  • KCAP: Situation

    KCAP: Situation

    Philip Ursprung, Mark Michaeli, Werner Sewing, Wouter van Stiphout, Friedrich von Borries, Richard Marshall, Kees Christiaanse, Ruurd Gietema, Han van den Born, Irma van Oort
    NAi Publishers

    KCAP's first monograph follows the conception and realisation of our most important designs. As Europe's attention has shifted to the revival of urban areas, KCAP has done pioneering work at former dockland and industrial locations and on the waterfronts of major rivers, in projects where the firm often acts as supervisor, urban planner and architect at once. This survey and analysis of our work brings our ideas and experience to readers curious about urban revival both abroad and at home.

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  • City As Loft

    City As Loft

    Martina Baum, Kees Christiaanse
    010, Forum

    Former docksides, industrial estates and railway areas are the focus of ‘The City As Loft’. Recently, the debate about future developments in European cities has focused to a large extent on the transformation of urban areas. This is precisely the field in which KCAP/ASTOC has produced its most innovative work. Old docksides and railway areas are some of the few innercity locations that are still available for development. In many cities, these sites (known as ‘waiting lands’) may be able to save the concept of urban character and inject it with new meaning.

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