We knew that in every city has a history timeline, that it could conclude how far those cities are developing. For many people, particularly traveller, it must be interested in figuring out the romantic story of the town that expressed in detailed classic Victorian buildings, or maybe researcher who is predicting the sustainability of a city by tracing barefoot of urban renaissance.
In each era, cities had put those evidence in, a mainly urban element that is attached to buildings. Besides, the material is one of that evidence to trace how those cities grew, whether it is moving forward or even it was decreased. All materials that attached in buildings are explaining all about beyond their background of the concept before they born. All they have from the past period, such as stone, wood, or clay, which is those natural materials commonly were use to construct traditional and vernacular buildings. Baby boy buildings born takes a new different colour, texture, and pattern. In particular, it makes us feels different ambience in each location where we were visited. If you are a world traveller, you will easy to understand what I mean when you had experiences visited Asian, European, American, Africa, and Australia. They have a specific ambience colour that materials create it.
Now, let’s take a seat to enjoy a glass of latte and discuss with a question: What you feel when I ask you to describe a Middle East region? Then, what will you imagine about the megacity Dubai, that in particular in the Middle East? The first impression that all of you agree will said brown sephia ambience, desert colour, bit greenery palm tree and blinding eye yellow hot sunshine colour.
In particular, a buildings district that seen is regularly in brown clay cubical with small windows, built in a row of narrow stone pavement alley. This shape is one of the original typical buildings configurations in the Middle East.
In the other hand, we will see a contras transformation on it in Dubai downtown, from sephia ambience to glossy and metallic blinking ambience. It is about texture and colour that give us different experiences where you stand.
In simple terms, urban transformation is particular had appeared by architecture design innovation. It comes along developed of building structure science and technology, according to respond to people activity that it is generating more in each era. For instance, steel and metal material to support wide span or advance building construction, and also providing durable cladding building skin, meanwhile it is that never been found previously.
Furthermore, this innovation is part of a sustainable industrial era, that today is allowing architects to become more attractive and creative in designing. In consequence, we can say that architect able to tell urban history timeline and how those cities are growing up.
It is nearly perfect when our walk path also gives a different experience, from sand or soil overlay, become stone pavement, and now asphalt that can produce renewable energy. Last but not least, top cover that made from leave roof, had improved become clay roof, and now it is familiar with membrane and glass roof cover. They were also coming along with the invention of technology. However, building materials were taking us into romantic period, but it is also guiding us into living in future. So now, can we project how a city in Mars it looks? Let’s make it possible.