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Design by Competition : Making Design Competition Work - Jack L. Nasar

Design by Competition

Making Design Competition Work

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Too often, design competitions and signature architecture result in costly eyesores that do not work. How can sponsors and clients get more meaningful results? To answer this question, Dr. Nasar, supported by riveting studies of competitions and Peter Eisenman's competition-winning design for the Wexner Center at the Ohio State University, suggests the use of pre-jury evaluation (PJE). He shows the potential value of this approach as well as visual quality programming for many kinds of environmental design for which the client wants to convey certain desirable meaning. The studies, from those specific to the Wexner Center to those covering the scope of history, point to a new method for shaping the visual form of buildings, places and cities. Architects, urban designers and planners, social scientists, clients, government officials and residents will want to read this thought-provoking book. It will give them a new perspective on the designed environment.

List of illustrations and tables
Introduction
Background
The Wexner Center competition
What do we know about architectural competitions?
Meaning matters
Evaluations
Managing meaning through visual quality programming
Popular evaluations of the Wexner Center entries
Popular evaluations of the completed building
Working in a work of art: a postoccupancy evaluation of the Wexner Center
Prescriptions
Model for running design competitions
Toward a new democratic architecture
Appendices
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780521444491
ISBN-10: 0521444497
Series: Environment and Behavior
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 258
Published: 1st April 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.53