With grand formats, high-rise buildings can impress, but also overwhelm. That experience plays out especially at street level, where as a passer-by you increasingly fi nd yourself facing a tower. That is precisely where design choices can contribute to a qualitative densification of the living environment. At the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, the Spatial Urban Transformation practical research programme is conducting innovative research into the experience of areas that have many high-rise buildings. Dr Frank Suurenbroek and Dr Gideon Spanjar are authors of the book Neuroarchitectuur. Ontwerpen van hoogbouwsteden op ooghoogte (Neuroarchitecture. Designing high-rise cities at eye level), published in 2023, in which conclusions and recommendations are shared. You can read the interview here.
1 Jul 2023
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