A Considerate Approach to Space

A Considerate Approach to Space

Autor: Sonja Jurković
Izdavač: ULUPUH; Arhitektonski fakultet Sveučilišta u ZagrebuMjesto izdanja: ZagrebGodina izdanja: 2018ISBN: 978-953-8042-44-7
With a collection of texts written between 1990 and 2010, Sonja Jurković marked her forty-year long professional career in architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, and teaching at the Faculty of Architecture in Zagreb. Eighty selected texts clearly reflect the author’s intention to teach her students how to treat space with respect. She favours the ethical approach and aesthetically pleasing architecture well integrated with its surroundings in order to manifest a considerate approach to space which is the underlying message of this monograph. The book contains a series of texts addressing the role of planning in contemporary society from an expert point of view aimed at raising awareness of the importance of urban, physical and landscape planning. The structure of the book reflects the author’s consistency in dealing with key issues within the domain of her competence. Thus the majority of texts are dedicated to urban quality of life in Zagreb, a river in a city, specifically the Sava river, Park Maksimir, park heritage, problems related to landscape, and the interventions in landscape, cities, and Istria region.