Amplified Urbanism | Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects (Paperback)
Amplified Urbanism relates to LOHA's design methodology, which is rooted in creating fluid interaction between public and private spaces, emphasizing social and civic connections, and harnessing existing ecological and infrastructural patterns. The purpose of the book is twofold; to highlight projects that LOHA has been developing based upon this principle, as well as to ask questions, raise issues, and provoke a wider discussion about these issues not only within the city of Los Angeles, but across the fields of architecture and urban planning, and in cities throughout the world. To initiate these discussions from the most wide-ranging platform, LOHA has reached outside the world of architecture to connect with others who are considering our cities along similar lines. Therefore, this book takes the form of a series of essays by contributors such as David L. Ulin, Christopher James Alexander, Judith Lewis Mernit, Linda C. Samuels, Wendy C. Ortiz, and Greg Goldin, as well as reflections on the work of numerous creative practitioners and urban activists, all of whom offer ideas about how our cities can advance in order to become dynamic, sustainable, and productive environments for all.