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Author:
Eran Ben-Joseph
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978-0262017336
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0262017334
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The MIT Press; 1st ed., 1st Ptg edition (February 17, 2012)
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ReThinking a Lot. The Design and Culture of Parking .

ReThinking a Lot. Ben-Joseph shows that parking lots can be aesthetically pleasing, environmentally and architecturally responsible, and used for something other than car storage. In ReThinking a Lot, Eran Ben-Joseph convincingly urges the need to bring sound design to a ubiquitous, usually negative, environmental feature: the surface parking lot.

In ReThinking a Lot, Eran Ben-Joseph convincingly urges the need to bring sound design to a ubiquitous, usually negative, environmental feature: the surface parking lot. Ben-Joseph understands design too well to offer a formula for improvement over a vast diversity of conditions. What he does offer is the courage to address a neglected opportunity for design excellence and to provide discussion and examples that facilitate such design. Stanford Anderson, Professor, Department of Architecture, MIT (Endorsement).

Eran Ben-Joseph Parking Book. After all, as he points out, their design and function has not been rethought for decades. ReThinking a Lot. The Design and culture of parking (MIT Press 2012). Parking lots, he writes, are ripe for transformation. With this book, Ben-Joseph pushes the parking lot into the twenty-first century. Can't parking lots be aesthetically pleasing, environmentally and architecturally responsible? Used for something other than car storage?

Ben-Joseph argues rightly that parking lots are a long overlooked ubiquitous feature of our urban landscape

Parking lots, he writes, are ripe for transformation. After all, as he points out, their design and function has not been rethought since the 1950s. For book 9, I read Rethinking a Lot, which is literally about parking lots (puns!). Ben-Joseph argues rightly that parking lots are a long overlooked ubiquitous feature of our urban landscape. And he posits a number of better designed examples that deserve more investigation.

Ben-Joseph's book is a primer for innovative parking lot design, and is the embarrassingly absent prelude for widely accepted design texts. The book is written in light of global movements to negate parking's destructive footprint

Ben-Joseph's book is a primer for innovative parking lot design, and is the embarrassingly absent prelude for widely accepted design texts. The book is written in light of global movements to negate parking's destructive footprint. Texts promoting design transformation are typically written as guidelines detailing Low Impact Development (LIDs) and Best Management Practices (BMPs) for harvesting and recycling storm water. As these practices are being embraced by municipalities, they have begun to transform the design, materials, and hydrology of traditional parking lots.

Rethinking a Lot: The Design and Culture of Parking. Ben-Joseph attempts to shed light on the fact that in the past and present, we use and value parking lots more than we think. You’ve just arrived and you cannot find a parking space. There are several cars driving in the parking lot, all seeking that one spot. We forget, however, that the parking lot is where organic social interactions occur. The parking lot is where teens meet.

This question sparked ReThinking a Lot: The Design and Culture of Parking, according to author Eran . Ben-Joseph considers the paved lot in the .

This question sparked ReThinking a Lot: The Design and Culture of Parking, according to author Eran Ben-Joseph. Enthusiastic candidates were rare until recently, when architects such as Herzog & de Meuron, who designed a striking, loftlike parking garage in Miami last year, began to see the parking lot as a typology ready to be transformed.

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Eran Ben-Joseph has worked as a city planner and urban designer in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and the .

Eran Ben-Joseph has worked as a city planner and urban designer in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and the United States. Country of Publication.

There are an estimated 600,000,000 passenger cars in the world, and that number is increasing every day. So too is Earth's supply of parking spaces. In some cities, parking lots cover more than one-third of the metropolitan footprint. It's official: we have paved paradise and put up a parking lot. In ReThinking a Lot, Eran Ben-Joseph shares a different vision for parking's future. Parking lots, he writes, are ripe for transformation. After all, their design and function has not been rethought since the 1950s. With this book, Ben-Joseph pushes the parking lot into the twenty-first century.

Ben-Joseph shows that parking lots can be aesthetically pleasing, environmentally and architecturally responsible, and used for something other than car storage. He introduces us to some of the many alternative and nonparking purposes that parking lots have served -- from RV campgrounds to stages for "Shakespeare in the Parking Lot." He shows us parking lots that are lushly planted with trees and flowers and beautifully integrated with the rest of the built environment. With purposeful design, Ben-Joseph argues, parking lots could be significant public places, contributing as much to their communities as great boulevards, parks, or plazas. For all the acreage they cover, parking lots have received scant attention. It's time to change that; it's time to rethink the lot.

  • The book is filled with a lot of large pictures. It is really short on history and actual insightful content. Written by an architect who laments that parking lots are often overlooked when designing developments. As an engineer I was hoping for a more in-depth look at how they are designed and how that design could be improved. I was disappointed...

    Also, to fix in the next edition. There is a Columbus, OH in the text and a picture with Columbus, IN caption right next to it obviously referring to the same city.

  • This book is an excellent review of the history of parking lots and provides insight to new ways of designing lots. The book promotes integration of lots with the surrounding community and to be less of an eye sore.

  • If this doesn't start you thinking of better ways to use our shrinking open land, you are not paying attention, you heathen.
    There is only so much fresh water available; evaporation/condensation/rain equals reservoirs and run-off. Run-off goes to lakes and oceans, and do you know what is in that run-off? All the debris that has collected in the paved places, industrial, farm and commercial wastes, exhaust particles from vehicles, rubber bits from tires, cigarettes, gum wrappers, used Kleenex and other stuff to disgusting to list. And when it hits the ocean it is ingested by marine organisms where it enters the food chain. Are you thinking yet? Consider permeable paving, public transport, car-pooling, after hour and multiple use standards for parking lots, solar arrays and other neat stuff that you can learn by reading this book. And thinking. Get on it.

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  • The text was entertaining and raised a many questions about parking design today. Book came in great condition to read.

  • The book gives us a broad view on the implications of using cars as a personal mobility medium. Unfortunately, as far as these enormous and ugly spaces - the parking lots - are considered, is not enough to plant trees, increase shadow areas, cover them with solar cells to generate energy, reduce CO2 generation and mitigate runoff and heat island effects: rethinking lots means seriously rethinking the use of private cars as a prevalent form of transportation. From thermodynamics considerations, parking lots are intrinsically inefficient structures as they collect intrinsically inefficient machines on the same spot in the end of the dissipation process.

  • ReThinking a Lot: The Design and Culture of Parking " Re-thinking a Lot" a new look at parking and adapting to other uses. Especially useful inurban re-newal activies. Well illistrated.

  • this book expresses the idea that parking lots should have secondary, humanist principals. i think it will have a major influence on the design of parking.