Re: Re: DDDA / Docklands Miscellany

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“it is both a problem of architecture and urbanism — not of style, but of substance. It’s as if the new international style, seen on the edges of an increasing number of European cities, simply refuses to integrate the empirical evidence of successful urbanism”

I think this is a key point. We tend to plan out the randomness of cities in new urban quarters. We see the success of disorder all over the world and on our doorsteps yet when designing new places we aim for something else. The article highlights for me the most important element of our built urban environments – ground floors. The Pearse street / Macken St example is a great one as it’s a shockingly ignorant treatment of the outside environment and the ocntrast between Docklands and the old city is plain for all to see, which is the point of the article

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