Nikos A. Salingaros: a new Vitruvius for 21st-century architecture and urbanism?

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Abstract

This article adopts the premise that the work of Nikos A. Salingaros marks a true beginning for seriously regaining what cultures and societies have lost throughout the years through the work of many architects, urbanists, and decision makers. It explores the three monographs he has written and views them as a new “De Architectura” for 21st century architecture and urbanism. The article reflects on Vitruvius’s De Architectura and sheds light on selected evolutionary aspects of architecture and the anti-vitruvian practices that continued for hundreds of years, but intensified over the last century. It reviews the attitudes of anti-vitruvian architects that contributed to severe socio-cultural and contextual problematics. The views adopted in this article are based on the conviction that the theories and writings of Salingaros are a reaction and a conscious positive response to these practices, and that these theories will invigorate the creation of humane and livable environments.
LanguageEnglish
Pages114-131
Number of pages18
JournalArchNet-IJAR: International Journal of Architectural Research
Volume1
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2007

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  • Nikos Salingaros
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  • Christopher Alexander
  • deconstructivism
  • anti-architecture
  • urban structure

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