Comment on Kuntal Rami’s “Famous Public Squares of Italy & It’s Importance in Urban Fabric”

Kuntal discusses public squares which he visited during the MAUD field trip to Italy, and the importance these squares hold within their respective cities. He highlights how the squares are used for festivals, public gathering and markets, stressing how their role is a significant one in cities. This supports Camillo Sitte’s (1945) claim, that cities had…
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The Reflection of second semester

The Reflection of second semester According to this semester’s blog, I think it is more flexible than last semester. We can focus on our own interest and write something what I want to write. Base on my background, I was studying the landscape before and have two years’ work experience on the landscape design. Then…
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Using the landscape feature to define the space

Using the landscape feature to define the space Space is always the most important factor in the design program, whatever in architecture or urban design. Firstly, we classify the space in two types, one is public and the other is private space. As we know, public space is a kind of social space, people gathering…
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Reflection on Semester 2

In the semester 2, I experienced meaningful courses. In Housing Alternatives course, I learned about new methods and strategies to research and design. In the past, I only designed a space according to its contexts and typologies. However, in this course, I learned to start from case studies. We analyzed and evaluated the cases by…
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The benefits of Sponge City design

The benefits of Sponge City design In many of cities, the under land of city is too hard and the consequence of this situation is the underground water become less and less. This makes a huge amount of waste of water resource. In my view, the solution of this problem is decreasing the hard landscape…
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Reflection on Semester 2

Semester 2 saw the MAUD students taking part in several modules – two design modules and an independent research module preparing us for our thesis over the summer. In this blog, I will discuss each module, what I found difficult and what I enjoyed. I will also highlight things which I would have done differently,…
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Urban Governance in tourist precincts

Cultural tourism has often been looked upon by the post-industrial cities as an economic base. Recent trends show that urban tourism has led to the prioritization of urban public spaces and public spaces forming a part of the tourist precinct become a part of the tourist attraction being visited (Mordue T.,2007). With the high influx…
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Are Shipping Container Homes Affordable Housing Alternative ?

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This blog is about getting answers to some basic questions about trending alternative of the shipping container as homes. Like, Is it really cheap to build? How Durable are they? How Flexible are they?  According to one survey, there are 14 million ex-service shipping containers in the world right now ready for recycling. And 97% of…
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Comment on Adem Altunkaya’s “Scenario based co-design exercise”

Adem discusses the co-design exercise which his group developed during the Housing Alternative’s module. As stated in his blog, his groups exercise was one which aimed to inform residents about the different typologies available. The exercise began with demonstrating what different typologies might be available to residents. Adem says that the exercise was based around…
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