50 Urban Blocks is the first in a collection of flash cards aimed to simplify architectural design. This first set of cards contains 50 new examples of how to design a block, how to organize space and ultimately how to build the city.
Each 13 x 8 cm double-sided card proposes a possible urban form including measurements and data on density in the city. Units are in feet&metres.
Their reduced size and individual format mean that it is possible to lay out the 50 urban forms proposed in the pack all at once in front of you. This means that the architect can compare, order and disorder the cards so as to select the ones which best adapt to his scenario and combine the different forms to design his project.
The collection of flash cards is especially useful for students and young architects looking for inspiration in their first approach to an architectural project.
50 Ways to build the city 50 Options for occupying an urban block 50 Reflections on land use 50 Ways to combine urban forms 50 Alternatives for organizing solids and voids 50 Guidelines for growth and expansion 50 Examples of how to relate to the setting 50 Types of co-existence 50 Strategies for organizing space 50 Scenarios for gross floor areas 50 Indicators for floor area ratio 50 Indexes for coverage 50 Densities classified by grades 50 Intensities which can exist side by side 50 Attempts to obtain the ideal urban block 50 Cards suggesting... An infinite number of ways to imagine the city.