Architecture in Transition

Architecture in Transition was written by Constantinos Apostolou Doxiadis and was published in 1968, which was after the plan for Baghdad.

The book neatly concluded what Doxiadis had found faulty in the cities at that time, with an investigation of the causes of the crisis he described and after that he manifested the proper positions of architect and architecture respectively. From then he introduced the idea of Ekistics and Dynapolis. The ideology did not stop at ideological level but Doxiadis brought it to testing and realization, for which Baghdad was one of the case studies he mentioned.

The book clearly demonstrated the strong thought from Doxiadis with logical flow from ideology to his plan for Baghdad. With the provision of other comparable case studies like Islamabad, the adaptation of Doxiadis’ two main ideas to real situation can be concretely examined.



Doxiadis, C. (1968). Architecture in Transition. New York: Oxford University Press.

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