The aim of the Basics series is to scrutinise critically the debate on architecture and urban development and also to help shape it. The series creates a platform for established authors and committed young researchers who publish texts in their native language, thus imbuing the series with an international air.
Collection of 49 essays searching for new ways to theorise sub-Saharan African architecture, putting forward an array of heterogeneous perspectives, questioning old tropes and emerging narratives, and challenging popular concepts whilst proposing new ones.
The Multiplex Typology explores the unplanned hybrid typology that emerged in Kuwait in response to certain economic, sociocultural, and regulatory constraints.
Exploring home culture and daily life of North Koreans to capture the actual life of those who have largely supported the country's unique but dictatorial political system.
This volume presents the history of Villa Wolf in Gubin and documents the recent excavation of the basement as well as the graphic reconstruction as a prerequisite for the building's reconstruction.
This book describes the urban environment in the four cities before World War II, and how the present population handles the memories of the past for future development.