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Chair of Architecture and Urban Design
Asst. Prof. Dr. Alex Lehnerer
Grand Urban Rules

Design Rules and Design With Rules!

Cities as cultural products are neither ‘built’ nor ‘planned,’ at best they are guided and steered in a certain direction. Therefore, rules and regulations are one of the few tools that are actually suitable to guide future development within such collective and complex urban settings.

We strongly believe that the field of (urban) design should not simply adhere to these standards as some neutrally existing context but should actively engage in discussing them in order to make them subject to design as well. read more

Office for urban regulation

Opposition Drawing

San Francisco

Opponents of a new building project need to produce opposition drawings, which explain the deficiencies of the critical project within its context. Otherwise they will not get heard.

Rule category

Motivation
Aesthetic Regimes: public beauty, visual appearance
The Kind of Rule
Rule that works as reference, ratio, or dependency.
Rule that is NOT related to any preconceived zone or area.
Domain
Rule that explicitly copes with stylistic and aesthetic concerns.
Rule with direct impact on architectural or urban form.
Rule that regulates building heights.
Scale
Neighborhood Rule: Rule that works at neighborhood scale.