A selection of reading encompassing London and beyond
The Architecture of London 2012: Vision, Design, Legacy
By Tom Dyckhoff and Claire Barrett
Wiley & Sons, 264pp, £14.99
This official London 2012 publication tells the story of all the buildings that have been built for the and pumping stations. It includes specially commissioned photography by Edmund Sumner.
Transforming King’s Cross
Edited by Jay Merrick
Merrell Publishers, 160pp, £40
An account of the reinvention of London’s grade I listed King’s Cross station by Network rail, John McAslan and Partners and Arup. The most significant infrastructure project undertaken in Britain in 25 years has involved the restoration of Lewis Cubitt’s double-barrelled train shed of 1852 and the addition of the new Western Concourse.
Dutch New Worlds: Scenarios in Physical Planning and Design in the Netherlands 1970-2000
By Christian Salewski
010, 352pp, £37
This book tells the story of how scenario thinking changed urbanism and physical planning in the Netherlands. It demonstrates how most grand-scenario projects came to nothing because of over-ambition but how today scenarios remain powerful tools.
Waterfront Regeneration — Experiences in City Building
Edited by by Harry Smith and Maria Soledad Garcia Ferrari
Routledge, 256pp, £45
An examination of how more inclusive stakeholder involvement has been attempted in the nine cities that took part in the European Union-funded Waterfront Communities Project. It focuses on the creation of new public realms through city-building activities.