UNIFIED ARCHITECTURAL THEORY: FORM, LANGUAGE, COMPLEXITY

By Nikos A. Salingaros

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What theory generates the architecture of a new, sustainable built environment that saves us from environmental collapse? Form, language, and complexity are the basis of architecture. Here is a synthesis that makes sense of buildings from all ages: historical, vernacular, to cutting-edge architectural creations. This book cuts through the often-incomprehensible fog of contemporary architectural discourse to reveal sound theoretical foundations for design. One can actually estimate simple numerical factors that contribute to the adaptive and emotional success of a building.

"UNIFIED ARCHITECTURAL THEORY" ONLINE Twenty Two Magazine ArchDaily.cn ArchDaily ArchDaily Brasil Plataforma Arquitectura ArchDaily Colombia ArchDaily México ArchiNama and Architexturez Chapter number in paper book
Introduction ARABIC CHINESE ENGLISH PORTUGUESE SPANISH SPANISH SPANISH URDU
Chapter 1. The Structure of Architectural Theories ARABIC CHINESE ENGLISH PORTUGUESE SPANISH SPANISH SPANISH URDU 4
Chapter 2A. Architectural Theory, Part 1 ARABIC CHINESE ENGLISH PORTUGUESE SPANISH SPANISH SPANISH URDU 5
Chapter 2B. Architectural Theory, Part 2 ARABIC CHINESE ENGLISH PORTUGUESE SPANISH SPANISH SPANISH URDU 5

 

Chapter 2. Architectural Theory FRENCH ITALIAN PERSIAN RUSSIAN Chapter 5 in paper book

 

"UNIFIED ARCHITECTURAL THEORY" ONLINE Twenty Two Magazine ArchDaily ArchDaily Brasil Plataforma Arquitectura ArchDaily Colombia ArchDaily México ArchDaily Perú ArchiNama Pakistan Chapter number in paper book
Chapter 3. Form Languages and Their Vocabulary ARABIC ENGLISH PORTUGUESE SPANISH SPANISH SPANISH SPANISH URDU 7
Chapter 4. Complexity of Form Languages, With Checklist ARABIC ENGLISH PORTUGUESE SPANISH SPANISH SPANISH SPANISH URDU 8, 37-39

 

"UNIFIED ARCHITECTURAL THEORY" ONLINE Twenty Two Magazine ArchDaily Plataforma Arquitectura ArchDaily Colombia ArchDaily México ArchDaily Perú Architexturez Chapter number in paper book
Chapter 5. Against Ecophobia and Towards a Human Habitat ARABIC ENGLISH SPANISH SPANISH SPANISH SPANISH URDU 10
Chapter 6. Degree of Complexity Measures a Form Language's Adaptivity ARABIC ENGLISH SPANISH SPANISH SPANISH SPANISH URDU 11
Chapter 7. Politics, Philosophy, and Critical Regionalism ARABIC ENGLISH SPANISH SPANISH SPANISH SPANISH URDU 13
Chapter 8. A Biological Understanding of Architecture ARABIC ENGLISH SPANISH SPANISH SPANISH SPANISH URDU 2
Chapter 9A. Human Physiology and Evidence-Based Design, Part 1 ARABIC ENGLISH SPANISH SPANISH SPANISH SPANISH URDU 14
Chapter 9B. Human Physiology and Evidence-Based Design, Part 2 ARABIC ENGLISH SPANISH SPANISH SPANISH SPANISH URDU 14
Chapter 10. Biophilia: Our Evolved Kinship to Biological Forms ARABIC ENGLISH SPANISH SPANISH SPANISH SPANISH URDU 16

Chapter 9A in UKRAINIAN

Chapter 11. Christopher Alexander's 15 Fundamental Properties ARABIC ENGLISH URDU 19
Chapter 12. Ornament And Human Intelligence ARABIC ENGLISH URDU 27
Chapter 13. Natural And Unnatural Form Languages ARABIC ENGLISH URDU 32
14. Conclusion ARABIC ENGLISH CHINESE 35

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Additional chapters of Unified Architectural Theory available online, which were not published by ArchDaily.

Chapter 6, Edward O. Wilson, “Integrated Science and the Coming Century of the Environment”.

Chapter 9, “Kolmogorov-Chaitin Complexity”.

Chapter 12, Léon Krier, “Building Civil Cities”.

Chapter 15, Michael Mehaffy & Nikos Salingaros, "Evidence-Based Design".

Chapter 17, Michael Mehaffy & Nikos Salingaros, "Biophilia".

Chapter 18, Nikos Salingaros & Kenneth Masden, extract from "Neuroscience, the Natural Environment, and Building Design" | ITALIAN

Chapter 23, Michael Mehaffy & Nikos Salingaros, "The Transformation of Wholes".

Chapter 25, Michael Mehaffy & Nikos Salingaros, "Scaling and Fractals" | CZECH

Chapter 26, "Fractal Art and Architecture Reduce Physiological Stress".

Chapter 28, Michael Mehaffy & Nikos Salingaros, "Intelligence and the Information Environment" | CZECH

Chapter 30, Michael Mehaffy & Nikos Salingaros, "Complex Adaptive Systems".

Chapter 31, Nikos Salingaros & Kenneth Masden, "Architecture: Biological Form and Artificial Intelligence".

Chapter 33, Christopher Alexander & Peter Eisenman, "The 1982 Alexander-Eisenman Debate" | ITALIAN.

Chapter 34, Christopher Alexander, "Some Sober Reflections on the Nature of Architecture in Our Time".

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Excerpt from "The Sensory Value of Ornament" in SPANISH, Chapter 4 of A Theory of Architecture (International edition, new US printing with Index), Plataforma Arquitectura, 1 April 2015, included in the Spanish edition of Unified Architectural Theory.

Excerpts from "Geometrical Fundamentalism" in SPANISH, Chapter 9 of A Theory of Architecture, Plataforma Arquitectura, 20 November 2014, included in the Spanish edition of Unified Architectural Theory.

Excerpts from "Two Languages for Architecture", Chapter 11 of my book A Theory of Architecture, included in the Spanish edition of Unified Architectural Theory.

FROM CH 11 of "A THEORY OF ARCHITECTURE" ArchDaily La Lamentable
Part 1. Pattern Language vs. Form Language ENGLISH SPANISH
Part 2. The Adaptive Design Method ENGLISH SPANISH
Part 3. Why Primitive Form Languages Spread ENGLISH SPANISH

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