Change of the European city landscape during the industrial revolution

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The ancient Rome empire marked Europe entered the feudal society of the middle ages. Due to farm for a Sunday Germanic south, the center of social life to the countryside, handicraft industry and commerce is very depressed, cities are in … Continue reading

Economic Assessment System of House Planning in Britain

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British urban planning laws and regulations starting in the 19th century, but until the 20th century, the 1960s, before the beginning of the comprehensive reflection of urban planning practice, the focus of urban planning from physical planning to exploration of … Continue reading

REVIEW CITY FROM METABOLIC ASPECTS

I talked sustainable development in my last blog, which I understand is a wide topic. Therefore, I will continue with the exploration of sustainable development. I will however more focus on the relationship between city and nature this time and … Continue reading

IS COHOUSING A SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT?

Sustainable development is the aim that developments always try to achieve. However a true sustainable development is always argued as impossible to be achieved as it require the balance among social aspects, political aspects and environment aspects and could meet … Continue reading

Improving Environmental Standards in an Urban Area

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Improving Environmental Standards in an Urban Area.   Urban design has seen an increase in the need for developments to give more consideration to the environment as opposed to social and economic factors being at the forefront of design (Carmona, … Continue reading

Pedestrian priority neighborhood

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From all the baseline analysis we come up with our vision for the project – ‘colorful village’. Colorful, it not only means visual but also implies diversity. We have six aspects for this vision: 1.a diverse community 2.a vibrant neighbourhood … Continue reading

Colorful Village Project – Study Cases

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After all the site analysis completed, the design process will begin. The Selection of some study cases which meets the requirements is one of the process. Study cases are expected to help the designer to develop an empty land that … Continue reading

Hexham : The Sun Light Analysis

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Hexham is a market town located in the south of Tyne River. Here is the location of the site which will we be designed for co-housing project in this second semester. When I visited there, I was amazed with the view in … Continue reading

The Landscape urban that comes from Landscape Urbanism

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In the past ten years, a new theory about city and urban design – landscape urbanism has been argued and became popular among the students in the north America and European landscape and urban design area. The main focusing point … Continue reading

Realising the economic viability and effectiveness of a design.

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(http://ptqguide.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/PIC-Blog-1-Whats-your-budget.png)   The overarching theme that always comes into mind when determining a design for an area is the economic viability and effectiveness of the proposal. Throughout various lectures, in particular the economics lecture, it was reiterated that a design … Continue reading


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