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"Megaform as Urban Landscape" by Kenneth Frampton

"The megaform may be defined as displaying the following
characteristics: A large form extending horizontally rather than vertically. A complex form which, unlike the megastructure, is not necessarily articulated into a series of structural and mechanical subsets. A form capable of inflecting the existing urban landscape as found because of its strong topographic character. A form that is not freestanding but rather insinuates itself as a continuation of the surrounding topography, and last but not least, a form that is oriented towards a densification of the urban fabric. Beyond the dense historical core, a megaform may be identified as an urban nexus set within the “space-endless” of the megalopolis."

This paper was published to commemorate the Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Lecture given by Kenneth Frampton in 1999. A Frampton's similar lecture at Roger Williams University can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tI9h9bUJxPE


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"On Growth and Form" by D'Arcy Thompson (PDF)

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The classic "On Growth an Form" written by D'Arcy Thompson and published in 1917. Downloadable in multiple versions!


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