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  • ISBN 0415954002
  • ISBN13 978-0415954006
  • Language English
  • Author Eric Jenkins
  • Publisher Routledge; 1 edition (January 25, 2008)
  • Pages 240
  • Formats mbr mobi rtf lrf
  • Category Engineering
  • Subcategory Engineering
  • Size ePub 1373 kb
  • Size Fb2 1870 kb
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 806

How big is Moscow’s Red Square in comparison to Tiananmen Square?Why are there fewer public squares in Japan than in Italy? What lessons might be found in the plan of Savannah, Georgia’s historic district?

To Scale is a collection of plans of urban spaces drawn at the same scale to help answer these questions by providing a single and accurate resource of urban plans for architects, urban designers, planners and teachers, and students.

The book contains one hundred figure-ground plans from seventy-eight cities around the world, describing an identical area (half a kilometer square) for each urban space. Accompanying each plan are photographs, diagrams and text that illustrate essential aspects of the plan or urban space for the designer.

This compilation is an excellent resource helping to visualize, compare and reconceptualize urban design forstudents wanting to understand the lessons of existing cities and the making of urban spaces.


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To Scale is a collection of plans of urban spaces drawn at the same scale to help answer these questions by providing a single and accurate resource of urban plans for architects, urban designers, planners and teachers, and students. The book contains one hundred figure-ground plans from seventy-eight cities around the world, describing an identical area (half a kilometer square) for each urban space. Accompanying each plan are photographs, diagrams and text that illustrate essential aspects of the plan or urban space for the designer.

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To Scale: One Hundred Urban Plans by Eric Jenkins. Do you want to read the rest of this article? Request full-text. These include maps as tools for comparative morphological analysis (Jenkins 2008;Firley and Stahl 2009;Graves 2009;Mueller-Haagen et al. 2014;Wolfrum 2015;Mantho 2015). The ubiquity of colour visualisation has opened new prospects, enabling a far greater nuance and potency of visual representation and understanding.

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Makaitist
This project is a very valuable idea but is spoiled by careless inaccuracies and missing information. The idea of comparing city figure-ground maps at the same scale is something of great interest to architects and urban designers. It is too bad that so many of the plans are filled with graphical errors, thereby casting doubt on many of the other drawings. Mr Jenkins writes in the introduction of the importance of going to original sources for accurate information and data, but clearly has not done so in many cases. For example the map of Bath in England shows the street running straight across the park in front of the Royal Crescent, when anyone who has ever studied this marvellous place knows that the road follows the oval shape of the buildings. The footprints of the buildings around the Royal Circus and Crescent by the Wood father and son are inaccurately drawn in relation to their depth, and most significantly, the property lines and garden walls are omitted from the drawings.
This latter item is a consistent flaw in the whole book because the dimensions of the lot, or parcel lines are of enormous significance in understanding the scale and grain of an urban fabric. Knowing the dimensions of the individual parcel widths is a key to understanding the pattern of a city's building typologies and measuring facts such as residential density, for example.
San Francisco North of Market blocks have a typical block dimension of 150 x 100 varas (Spanish land measurements) that translate into 412.5' x 275' with a 2:3 ratio of width to length. Portland Oregon has a 200' x 200' block dimension that is the smallest of any US city.
If this book ever gets revised it would be valuable if all these drawings were corrected and verified.
Maridor
While any Architect worth their tenure strives for precision and accuracy in the execution of their proposal, EJ's diagrams suit a pressing need for reference material with information of sufficient grain to make general observation for a basis of design. No Architect should (legally) or would (with any sensitivity) substitute sketching and documenting conditions while present in the urban environment of their choice, and copies copies of archival reference material -- all of which can be very difficult to come by.

Criticisms attacking the legitimacy and value of these plans along the lines of subordinate deficiencies miss the mark: these drawings could be fiction, for all intents and purposes, and would still spark discussion within that context to advance a greater understanding of the way 'space' relates to 'place' relates to 'point', and back out again within the nonlinear manifold of spatial experiences for discovery.

So for that, and on behalf of students interested in these places, I wish to thank and express my respect for this manual, surely more a labor of love than the definitive point of reference.

...and with Nolli diagrams, as well. Thanks, Eric.
Dream
To Scale is an excellent resource for urban design educators and students. The consistent graphic language and scale applied to the 100 plans is useful for drawing comparisons between different urban models and establishing a quick point of reference. The book offers a comprehensive coverage of urban typologies and illustrates fundamental concepts of urban design. I have already used this book to demonstrate to my students examples of: spatial sequences, connections, figural voids and alignments.

As a course text, I would compliment it with other writings that talk about the cultural and theoretical context of the urban environment. This book is a great addition. Good work Jenkins!
Felolune
To Scale:... is a very good compare exhibition of 100 urban public spaces in many cities of all the world. The plans are a little simple in their representation and details but it is a very good begining for a urban form study.