Posted by Mexican Tequila on December 13, 2002 at 03:06:22:
In Reply to: comtemporary urban design theory posted by eddie on December 12, 2002 at 20:06:42:
The Modern theorey of Urabn Design, was to design cities, straight from the drawng board. By this I mean, everything perfectly well thought out. Here al the nightlife business, here only urban, here all the coffee shops, here al the malls, etc etc.. everyhting in orden and with a pourpouse.. Something similiar attempted in Brazil I think... Yet this did not work out, because peopel need a certain spontanity, to give that spark of life, and cities have to grow by themselves, using what they have. If for example theres a nice cave, along side a beach, that cna be used maybe for a bar, for young poeple partying after bathing at the beach..... not using it for a hotel because thats the hotel district designated by the city arquitect... get what I mean?? use eveything for what it can best be used!
now ive heard about these theorey of letting cities grow, like a human body, it not only grows in size but it also takes changes and morphs in many different aspects, also letting things happen to the city like for examples scars that would develop after a wound on flesh... or growing muscles because of excercices. all this applied on a city growing (because it really is alive!).. I think this might be the contemporary theorey of urban design.
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