London+10 focuses on London over the last 20 years, interpreting it as a 'live city' and speculating on the relationship between the live realm of the city and its urban fabric. In parallel to this central topic, the book includes a number of speculative projects by the AA's Diploma Unit 10 which attempt to integrate this realm into the design of alternative urban strategies. The book addresses London by means of specific themes - politics, control, crime, sex, integration, events, time, infrastructure, architecture, regeneration and terrorism - that form part of the everyday experience of the city and inform the concept of Direct Urbanism. The structure of the book is governed by these themes, which are explored by means of topical articles, short essays and selected illustrations of related projects. In addition, a series of essays by contributors including the writer Will Self and the journalist Rowan Moore provide an overview of London, questioning and celebrating the city and generating possible scenarios for its future.
|Place of Publication||London, UK|
|Publisher||Architectural Association Publications|
|Number of pages||296|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Mar 2010|