Comment on “Barcelona and Antoni Gaudi”, by Voca Han

Antoni Gaudi has been one of the most extraordinary architects of all times. As Voca Han mentioned, Gaudi’s architecture is difficult to classify within a single artistic movement. However, his work is strongly inspired by the style of Catalan Modernism, which had its peak between the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, so some authors…
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Comment on: Cities from scratch: learning from three case studies by Fabian Lozano-Palomino

In this blog post Fabian discusses cities that don’t possess a long history, but were built from scratch, often to fulfil a specific function. Fabian discusses the topic on examples of 3 cities-Chandigarh (India), Islamabad (Pakistan) and Putrajaya (Malaysia). All these cities share some similarities such as artificiality, as they never had a change to…
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Comments on Micro–Flats by Richard Keeling

In Richard’s blog, he introduced a recent new house type called micro-flats. It’s usually sized around 15-25 sqm and within micro-flats community, all public facilities such as library, lounges, café and restaurants are easy to access for residences. The existing of micro-flats could solve the problem about the high-density of urban areas. It’s undeniable that…
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Codesign Exercise – Cohousing communal facilities

As part of our design process of our cohousing scheme in our most recent design project, we organised and participated in a codesign exercise within our course group. In this blog I’m going to talk about how we organised our exercise, interpreted the results and Pre-exercise The first stage in running our exercise was done…
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COMMENT ON: CULTURAL REGENERATION IN NEWCASTLE, BY VOCA HAN

Many cities in UK experienced deprivation since their original industrial functions were not in demand anymore. Voca touched a very interesting topic in her blog post “Cultural Regeneration in Newcastle” which discusses issues of post-industrial regeneration of inner city and how it is achieved. As industrial sites were mostly located at the waterfront, these parts…
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Comment on ‘Micro – Flats’by Richard Keeling

Richard’s blog on micro flat introduced the size and functions as well as the probably users of the co-living scheme. It seems that the popularity of the affordable, high density, multi-functional micro size apartment is keep increasing, especially in the metropolis. However, Brooks (2018) compares living in micro flat to the future horror story that…
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LONDON UNCOVERED: Urban street art-Graffiti

History of graffiti Being a powerful tool in provoking engagement of urban inhabitants with the surrounding environment, modern graffiti first emerged in Philadelphia in 1960es. In those days graffiti was one of the forms gangs used to mark their territory by writing their names (“tags”) on walls. The term graffiti was first used by “The…
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