Mobility: A Room with a View
Francine Houben, Luisa Maria Calabrese (ed)
2003, NAi Publishers, Rotterdam
paperback / full color
Mobility: A Room with a View explores the impact of mobility on our daily lives, examines how mobility relates to city and landscape, and reveals the consequences for the contemporary culture of design.
Documenting the first International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam , Mobility brings together the contributions of university researchers, architects, urban designers, spatial planners and designers –a knowledgeable pool of participants who exchanged experiences and discussed new strategies for giving shape to mobility. The book presents the results of international research in words, pictures and statistics. It provides an insight-fully tangible tour of mobility as seen from a global perspective. Turning the pages, the reader visits Randstad, Mexico City, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Beijing, the Pearl River Delta, Jakarta, Beirut, Budapest and the Ruhr Area.
In an attempt to come to grips with the issue of infrastructure, and particularly the culture of the motorway, Mobility: A Room with a View draws up an agenda for the future –a strategy that gives each design-related discipline a role to play in an increasingly mobile society.
Among the contributors are Francine Houben, Luisa Maria Calabrese, Jan van Adrichem, Jörg Rekittke, Pierre Bélanger, Dennis Lago, Odile Decq, Yann Hellmann and Paul Meurs.