Like the nationwide dream, it foreshadowed, the American grid promise was at once mythical and foundational: a utopian urban ideal that guided the construction of cities and towns across America – and arguably the world […]
Edge condition is the edge of something, the place or line where it stops, or the part of it that is furthest from the middle. In architecture, the use of the term edge condition can refer […]
The Latin American anthropologist Jesús Barbero characterises new urban cultures and their use of knowledge as abduction, which denotes an alternative action. Abduction denotes the action of taking a lateral exit in a formal argument, rather than going forward […]
‘Acoustic Shells’ by Flanagan Lawrence Littlehampton, West Sussex, UK | 2014 Sited in a sunken garden beside the beach in Littlehampton, West Sussex, UK, these ‘Acoustic Shells’ act as a stage and shelter for the local […]
A Promenade is an area used for a stroll or walk, specifically in a public place, as for pleasure or display.
“ The ‘Parco Degli Angeli’ (Park of Angels) Master Plan and architectural works by Asymptote include a collection of new buildings and parkland, a large covered 800-seat amphitheatre and various interactive sculptural features. Park degli Angeli, […]
“Metropol Parasol”, the redevelopment of the Plaza de la Encarnacíon in Seville, designed by J. MAYER H. architects, becomes the new icon for Seville, – a place of identification and to articulate Seville’s role as […]
Urbanology is a game that examines the complex ways in which cities develop. It puts you in charge of your own city by presenting you with a variety of real-world urban dilemmas. Introducing Urbanology by […]
“ By 2030, New York City is projected to be home to 9.1 million inhabitants. Given the rigidities of the city’s natural and built topographies, New York will have to undergo a hyper-densification to accommodate […]
Technically put, zoning is the legislative process that divides privately-owned urban areas into different zones (such as residential, commercial, industrial) according to the specified land use. Each zone is regulated as to the density, location, size, and type of buildings permitted therein.
Zoning, nevertheless, is a tool for spatial organization.
Town of Fort Frances Official Plan & Zoning Bylaw
The Latin American anthropologist Jesús Barbero characterises new urban cultures and their use of knowledge as abduction, which denotes an alternative action.
Abduction, denotes the action of taking a lateral exit in a formal argument, rather than going forward to the conventional conclusion. Understood as such, abduction then, is a form of resistance to the hegemony. In its best- known contemporary use, related to stories of aliens, abduction denotes an irresistible attraction for something that is apparently aberrant.
Utopias are ‘invisible cities’, imagined perfect places, idealized states of possibility, envisioned in the minds of designers and writers like ltalo Calvino. The term was first used as the name of an imaginary island by Sir Thomas More in his book published in 1516. In More’s dream, Utopian islanders were governed by a perfect political and social system – a system later given a new and anatomical twist in George Orwell’s Animal Farm (1949).