1st Edition

The Interior Urbanism Theory Reader

Edited By Gregory Marinic Copyright 2024
    474 Pages 151 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    474 Pages 151 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The Interior Urbanism Theory Reader expands our understanding of urbanism, interiority, and publicness from a global perspective across time and cultures.

    From ancient origins to speculative futures, this book explores the rich complexities of interior urbanism as an interstitial socio-spatial condition. Employing an interdisciplinary lens, it examines the intersectional characteristics that define interior urbanism. Fifty chapters investigate the topic in relation to architecture, planning, urban design, interior architecture, interior design, archaeology, engineering, sociology, psychology, and geography. Individual essays reveal the historical, typological, and morphological origins of interior urbanism, as well as its diverse scales, occupancies, and atmospheres.

    The Interior Urbanism Theory Reader will appeal to scholars, practitioners, students, and enthusiasts of urbanism, architecture, planning, interiors, and the social sciences.


    1. The Arcade

    Pablo Meninato

    2. The Street

    Graeme Brooker

    3. The Megablock

    Jeffrey Johnson

    4. The Laneway

    Rebekah Ison Radtke

    5. The Bazaar

    Hessam Ghamari

    6. The Platform City

    Edson G. Cabalfin

    7. The Skywalk

    Ziad Qureshi

    8. The Atrium

    Milagros Zingoni

    9. The Subway

    Alican Yildiz

    10. The Railway Station

    Bryan D. Orthel

    11. The Government Center

    Jeffrey T. Tilman

    12. The Library

    William Mangold

    13. The Museum

    Jonathan A. Scelsa

    14. The Department Store

    Patrick Lee Lucas

    15. The Shopping Mall

    Judith K. De Jong

    16. The Supermarket

    Nerea Feliz

    17. The Hotel

    Gregory Marinic

    18. The Cruise Ship

    Joss Kiely and Gregory Marinic



    19. Interiorized Urbanism: Inhabiting the City between Mobility and Domestication

    Jacopo Leveratto

    20. The Roman Domus: Interior Urbanism at a Domestic Scale

    Helen Turner

    21. Public Urban Interiors

    Karin Tehve

    22. Intimate Inhabitation: Toward an Intercourse of Creaturely Urbanism

    Joseph Altshuler and Julia Sedlock


    23. Inside-Out and Outside-In: Projecting the Idea of the Urban Theater

    Jodi La Coe

    24. Permeability and the Urban Interior

    Nicky Ryan

    25. When the Whole Neighborhood Becomes Home: Domestic Interiors of an Urban Kampung

    Paramita Atmodiwirjo and Yandi Andri Yatmo

    26. Contextualizing and Politicizing the Urban Public Interiors of Istanbul

    Alison B. Snyder

    27. Shopping Spaces in the East and West

    Ou Ning


    28. New Interior Identities: Inhabiting London’s Railway Stations, Winter Gardens, People’s Palaces, and Department Stores, 1830-1920

    Fiona Fisher, Patricia Lara-Betancourt and Penny Sparke

    29. Arcading Cleveland: From Continental Europe to America

    Gregory Marinic

    30. Canadian Academic Interior Urbanism as a Climatic and Cultural Response

    Shannon Bassett

    31. Bedouin Women Sellers and Kuwait’s Souk Wajif

    Reem J. Dashti and Tasoulla Hadjiyanni

    32. Performative Activators: Interior Urbanism and the Spaces of Cultural Production

    Harriet Harriss


    33. Queering the Urban Room: Toward a Resilient Urban Design Praxis

    B.D. Wortham-Galvin

    34. Sacred Adsorptions: Civic Sites for (Gendered) Public Mourning in Yazd, Iran

    Vahid Vahdat and Stephen Caffey

    35. How Home Creates Us: Femininity, Memory, and Domestic Space

    Diana Nicholas

    36. Transient Interiorities: Space, Gender, and Bucharest Street Culture

    Liz Teston

    37. Bathhouse Memories

    Olivier Vallerand


    38. Chimeric City: Liminal Spaces of Indian Night Markets

    Aarati Kanekar

    39. Imagination as an Act: Extended Realities in Interior Urbanism

    Markus Berger and Michael Grugl

    40. Sound Mind: Media and Mediations of Interior Soundscapes

    Keena Suh

    41. Fluid Interfaces

    Hennie Reynders


    42. Brutalist Interior Urbanism: Visions, Paradigms, Design Strategies

    Patrizio M. Martinelli

    43. A Paradoxical Imago Mundi: The No-Stop City by Archizoom Associati

    Pablo Martínez Capdevila

    44. Seoul, Underground City

    Ji Young Kim

    45. Lower West Side Story: The World Trade Center and the Interior Masterplan

    Joss Kiely


    46. A Proto-typology of Interior Urbanism

    Shai Yeshayahu

    47. Urban Interior Networks

    Deborah Schneiderman

    48. Envisioning the Future of Interior Urbanism

    Joori Suh

    49. The Subjective City: Toward a Reconceptualization of Urban Interiority

    Suzie Attiwill

    50. A Brief Allegory of Capitalism in the Time of Plague

    Edward Mitchell


    Gregory Marinic, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning. He is the Director of URBANIA, a grant-funded research lab that speculates on metropolitan futures with current research focused on housing, urban design, urban morphology, and informal settlements. Prior to academia, he worked in architecture firms in New York and London, including Rafael Vinoly Architects, Gensler, Tsao & McKown Architects, Yoshihara McKee Architects, and ABS Architects. At Vinoly, he contributed to RIBA and AIA award-winning civic, academic, performing arts, residential, aviation, urban design, master planning, and international competition projects. His New York-based multidisciplinary design practice, Arquipelago, has been awarded by the Seoul Metropolitan Government, American Institute of Architects, and Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, as well as exhibited in the AIA Center for Architecture in New York, AIA Center for Architecture and Design in Philadelphia, Estonian Architecture Museum in Tallinn, Dongdaemun Design Plaza in Seoul, TSMD Architecture Center in Ankara, and National Building Museum in Washington, DC.