GTA Verlag, Christina Lenart, Ivica Brnic, Florian Graf, Wolfgang Rossbauer (Herausgeber) 2012. 19.5 x 26.5 cm, hardcover 128 pages, 90 ill. in colour and b/w ISBN 978-3-85676-210-0
Venturing Permanence wurde mit dem DAM ARCHITECTURAL BOOK AWARD 2012 in der Kategorie Baumonografie ausgezeichnet.
Städtebau, Kabul, Afghanistan, Modernisierung veröffentlicht am 15.11. 2012
As an arena for political and social upheavals, Kabul is an example of the wide variety of approaches to modernization that have been undertaken there during the last 150 years. Even today, the built reality shows evidence of continuing attempts to link political power to the methods of architecture and urban planning. […]
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Kabul until the early 20th century. The city fabric follows the topography, houses were formed in clusters around the ‘dead-end’ streets. The green square indicates the area of the former Chahr Chatta bazaar.
The Jade Maiwand, built in the late 1940s through the city centre.
From the 1930s on, settlements planned by the city and built by foreign companies emerge. The city feels a mild economic growth. In 1950, Kabul counts 216.000 inhabitants.
Kabul in the 1980s – 980.000 inhabitants: With the Kabulis moving towards the high-standard microrayons, they rearranged according to income, dissolving the traditional ethnic or religious structures in the now emptying old city. Gradually, the centre is occupied by new arrivals.
In 1990, after the Soviet occupation, Kabul has 1.6 million inhabitants. A quarter for those made rich during the war emerges.
In 2000, Kabul has 1.78 million inhabitants. IInformal settlements spread along the hillsides, re-introducing the traditional ways of building.