Based on years of researching, graphing and rendering by Boston’s Paul Lukez Architects, this 300-page book emphasizes the importance of considering time and space in architectural design. It uses Venice’s St. Mark’s Square as an example of how beautiful places can develop over time by taking existing buildings and landscape into consideration when adding new structures to an area. As opposed to many modern commercial areas that are designed with little regard for the existing space and simply torn down and rebuilt periodically. The book was structured with a modular underlying grid system that gives it a consistency while allowing for variations depending on the content of each chapter, whether that be an essay, a series of images or complex matrix charts.
Suburban Transformations is available for purchase on Amazon.