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5x5 Spatial / Urban Planning


5×5-Paket "Spatial / Urban Design"

Euro (D): 191 Euro, package price 143.25
Euro (A): 196.10 Euro, package price 147.–

Promotion valid until: July 22, 2020

CHF   198.00
CHF   148.00



On the occasion of our fifth anniversary, we are offering 5 × 5 thematically compiled titles from our programme at the anniversary price. You will receive a 25% discount compared to the unit price.

Every five weeks we present a new 5 × 5 package, until July 22, 2020 it is "Spatial / Urban Design"

This package includes the following titles:

Stadtlandschaften verdichten. Strategien zur Erneuerung des baukulturellen Erbes der Nachkriegszeit
Thanks to their make-up in terms of town planning, post-war developments offer extensive free space that would seem to lend itself particularly well to overbuilding. At the same time, these developments and districts are valuable witnesses to history, which is why densification must always respect the overall composition of the sites.

This workbook is the first comprehensive guide enabling planners and monument conservators and local authorities, town councils, cooperatives, building developers and owners to preserve their qualities when densifying post-war developments. In addition to considerations of building development, the book also accounts for aspects of landscape planning and garden monument preservation.
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Räumliche Leitbilder erarbeiten. Ein Vademecum in 6 Phasen und mit 26 Fragen

The ultimate aim of any spatial model is to define qualities, emphasise strengths and, at the same time, to determine and sustain scope for development. Model processes for the elaboration of development concepts and representation of development guidelines have become an established part of the development of municipalities, cities and urban quarters.

Developing a model and then implementing it can be compared to a journey with an uncertain destination. We have prepared a travel companion for you in the form of a Vademecum. 26 questions help to explain key events and possible obstacles that can occur during a model process.

achtung: die Schriften

Filling three volumes of “Basler Politische Schriften” with their writings, which were published in the second half of the 1950s: wir selber bauen unsre Stadt, achtung: die Schweiz and die neue Stadt, three prominent authors, Lucius Burckhardt, Max Frisch and Markus Kutter triggered a lively debate within and beyond Switzerland’s borders on perspectives in urban and regional planning. The authors’ declared goal was to counteract urban sprawl and uncontrolled development that had begun to permeate the landscape at the time. 
Even today, 60 years on, the topics and questions adopted by those three protagonists are still on the agenda.

Die morphologische Betrachtungsweise von Stadt und Territorium

Reading and understanding urban histories establishes the basis for further development of our cities. In that sense, the metaphor of “reading the city” stands symbolically for an analytical approach to the urbanistic context. The morphological perspective of city and territory provides comprehensible access to that topic and represents a helpful tool of analysis for working in grown urban contexts.

(K)ein Idyll. Das Einfamilienhaus

The single-family detached house remains the most popular form of private housing. And yet it is of relatively recent date. Going back to the 19th-century worker’s dwelling, it experienced its first peak in the 1970s. To begin with, building firms, land owners and local authorities benefited from the private building boom, although requirements of land planning were circumvented.

The consequences are visible today: agglomerations are dotted with low-density single-family detached house developments. The costs of building and maintaining infrastructure are taking their toll on local authorities. What is more, many house owners from the “baby boom” era are now old and no longer able to tend their homes and gardens and leave vacant properties when they move away.
So how can single-family home areas be made fit for future sustainable use? How can they remain attractive for their residents and young families?
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