Comment on: Public Housing In Singapore

Thanks Sutong for the insight into the way in which public housing is handled in Singapore, the sheer amount of the population living in these HBD flats gives a clear idea of the rapid pace at which Singapore has expanded. I am impressed by the policy set in motion to limit segregation as this outright…
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Historical studies in Flexible Housing

Flexibility in housing design is a theme that has seen a resurgence in recent years, with projects such as the Future Homes scheme in Newcastle relying heavily on this concept of buildings, which can develop and adapt to meet their users changing needs. However, that is not to say that this is a modern phenomenon….
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Comment to “The Late Shows – Cultural Events”:

Thank you, Harley, for sharing your experience of the Late Shows with us! The Late Show is such a great cultural crawl with events for everyone within the Ouseburn, Gateshead and in the city centre of Newcastle, like you said. It is a great break for students to relax from their studies, to go and…
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Comment to “Can Co-Housing Go Mainstream?”

Thank you, Sophie, for informing us about the importance and the benefits of co-housing! I also think that co-housing could be the next idea of future living. Organisations SPACE10 and Urgent.Agency released a series of articles called IMAGINE and one article titled as “Exploring the brave new world of shared living”, investigate the reasons for…
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Boho Zone and CIAC, in Middlesbrough

What not to do but end the Easter weekend with a trip to Middlesbrough. After doing some research about Bohouse, a live-work typology in Middlesbrough, designed by XSite Architecture from Newcastle, I decided to visit it. However, whilst doing this research I came across a neighbouring apartment called “Community In A Cube”, also known as…
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Comment on “Designing For Urban Health Promotion”

Thanks, Sydney, for expanding on ideas of design in urban health promotion. I found your inclusion of Pokémon Go and ideas of augmented reality particularly interesting, and would like to expand further here on this concept of active engagement with the city through smartphone technology. The case study of the Pokémon Go phenomenon is one…
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Urban Agriculture: A Functional Landscape

In this post I would like to expand on the points about Landscape Urbanism from Lecture 5 by Geoff Whitten, who believed how landscape can be functional too towards large schemes, rather than a decorative feature. Introduction: The term Landscape Urbanism was first recognised in 1997, explained by Charles Waldheim, during the Landscape Urbanism symposium…
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Flooding, a Landscape Urbanism approach

Landscape urbanism represents a post-modern rejection of the perceived failings of New Urbanism whereby design responds to the natural landscape rather than architecture. By looking back to the principles that used to guide the layout of cities (notably Geddes Valley Section [fig 1]), this form of urbanism proposes a return to similar ideas of design…
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