What makes Copenhagen become the best walkable city?

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What makes Copenhagen become the best walkable city? Anh Nguyen Walking is the oldest type of urban transport, and thanks to the advent of major transformation in transport technology in the nineteenth century, most cities now are planned in ways … Continue reading

Can public spaces support diverse cultures and races?

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Can public spaces support diverse cultures and races? Anh Nguyen We live in a flat world (Thomas L. Friedman, 2005), where globalization is  everywhere and affects our life and culture in all aspects of life. People are afraid that their cultures … Continue reading

From the small for the future

From the small scale for the future We are constantly seeking what is the appropriate development in a view of constructors for the future as citizens, architects, or urban designers. However, we have frequently experienced that there are many disorganised … Continue reading

Co-housing: The new ‘posh’ way of living?

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  By: Nasim Nejabat According to financial times, co-housing seems to be the new and alternative communal living for the ‘posh’. Middle class families are getting together to buy land and build an alternative and more affordable housing scheme. According … Continue reading

Jane Jacobs and Walt Disney “Urban Designers”?

One is  an American-Canadian journalist, author and activist, who is  best known for her influence  on urban studies, and the other, a world famous  American business magnate, animator, cartoonist, producer, director, screenwriter, philanthropist and voice actor.  You might have guessed … Continue reading

Inspiration -2: Hundert Wasser

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My second inspiration is from Hundert Wasser (December 15, 1928 – February 19, 2000) is an Austrian artist because there are elements that I want to learn from his life through similar careers with me. “He originally works as an artist with pictorial … Continue reading

Democratic, The Cornerstone of Cohousing

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The model of a Cohousing community in Copenhagen, Denmark. According to UK Cohousing Network, one purpose of Cohousing community is that “Cohousing is a way of combating the alienation and isolation many experience today, recreating the neighbourly support of a … Continue reading

Bent and Slender Spatial Posture (Axis)—take Birmingham as an example

  For watching the final day of Yonex All England Open Badminton Championships 2014 (9th March), I visited the great city Birmingham on 8th March. On that day, I visited plenty of local landmarks—Bullring Shopping Centre which is a district … Continue reading

CENTRIFUGAL vs CENTRIPETAL

The cohousing neighbourhood is made up of private housing supplemented by shared facilities, which all together is conceived, owned, and managed by the residents. Compared to regular perimeter block, there is a huge discrepancy in terms of spatial pattern between … Continue reading

Inspiration -1: Rural Project, Samuel Mockbee

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  I would like to introduce ‘Rural Studio’ kicked off by Samuel Mockbee because I was inspired by the project to study Urban Design. It could be said one of my strong motifs as well. Rural Studio started in 1990s … Continue reading


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