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Suburban Retail Spaces

Formative and Transformative Process

Authors: Buongiorno, Vincenzo

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  • Numerous schemes on retail spaces formation and transformation, with examples
  • Offers a comprehensive overview on formation and transformation dynamics of retail spaces
  • Example of the fruitful application of urban morphology to contemporary built
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This book derives from observations of the contemporary built environment and its contradictions. The suburban retail spaces, specifically the suburban shopping mall, and the changes caused by them within urban organisms are the object of the investigation synthesized in the volume. The topic is very crucial for the development of the contemporary city. It constitutes at the same time a problem (large commercial structures' spread is 'destroying' traditional commercial urban fabrics) and an opportunity (shopping malls are the most vital parts of the new suburbs and can play the role of community nucleus in urban and suburban areas). Furthermore, the spread of e-commerce forces these structures to functional and spatial transformations that brings also a new relationship with the city.

The analytical reading, supplemented by generative and design projections, is carried out by using the conceptual and methodological tools of urban morphology, specifically those of the typological processual approach. From this specific point of view, the suburban shopping mall is read as an organism (a complex system characterized by mutual solidarity and interdependence among component elements) in itself, and as a sub-organisms belonging to the largest territorial organism.

The book is intended to offer, to operators, scholars, researchers, professionals and students, a reading and design method, to interpret an important aspect of the contemporary built environment by analyzing the suburban commercial space case. It offers at the same time a model applicable to other specific not-commercial cases, to defining paths for further research and design developments.

About the authors

Vincenzo Buongiorno, 1987, Architect and Ph.D. in architectural and urban morphology and design. Member of the research team in the “LPA - Laboratorio di Lettura e Progetto dell’Architettura" laboratory, DiAP - Dipartimento di Architettura e Progetto, "Sapienza" Università di Roma, Italy. 

His research activity focuses on the contemporary built reality morphological interpretation, with special interest in specialistic organisms at building/urban/territorial scales, and on the design outputs that can be produced through scientific investigation. Research and teaching experiences carried out in several contexts such as Italy, Canada, Mexico, Portugal and Cyprus. Professional experience in architectural, urban, and landscape design gained in the firms: JLCG João Luis Carrilho da Graça Arquitectos and GAP Global Arquitectura Paisagista, Lisbon, Portugal.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Suburban Retail Spaces
Book Subtitle
Formative and Transformative Process
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Geography
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-54991-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-54991-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-54990-9
Series ISSN
2211-4165
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 96
Number of Illustrations
18 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
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