The permanent relationship between urban planning and architecture is illustrated using the example of the corner. Growing out of the architectural problem of providing usable spaces at the corners of urban buildings as well, architects over the centuries devised the most diverse forms in order to give these spaces additional quality. If we wish to build clearly structured, beautiful urban spaces these days, then we must also be able to design buildings with good corners.
This book is a compendium of good solutions to this fundamental urban planning problem. Plans of different apartments taken from the past 200 years illustrate fundamental principles for dealing with the urban corner and are intended to serve as ideas but also as yardstick for the future.
NIGGLI 2013 / ISBN 978-3-7212-0824-5, Georg Ebbing, Christoph Mäckler (eds.)