Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Wondering trough the city can open up new perspectives related to the way we understand and experience the city or a specific place in the first place . The way we experience it is related and determined by all kinds of different factors like the history ,urban composition , buildings , population and on some level the culture of the place that is usually generated by external factors . A city is not a flat place to experience ; in many cases or points it can change from one type of order to another , urbanism can play a lot of roles in small places . In the same time the ideas related to urbanism from one period of time can be influenced by politics , mutation , system changes o failure . So if we take the cityscape and we start analyze it we can observe the fact that the city is made from different parts or elements that are articulated in an organic way . These fractions or pieces of urban tissue make and are part of the whole city as seen in perspective . Sometimes these parts are no longer compatible with the main ideea of the urban plan so the buildings enter in a sort of restauration or refunctionalization mode . Transforming these buildings can be part of a bigger program or development driven business . Development can be a strong factor in the way a city works and mutates . The architectural enterprises go hand in hand with development and in a big percent of the cases the way developers and architects or designers work together can have a significant influence on the outcome of things . The flow of the construction process is important too and the management of the relation between the way architects see the things and the way developers face the problem of the given site can transform and change the way things work on social and economical level in different parts of the city or in different parts of the same urban tissue . The way an area expands and hosts different and new types of functions is important for the area and outer parts of the city . The architects are put in the position of the creator of future for the specific space . The architectural design of the building or the complex of buildings has to carry the element of attraction for outer small and medium developers or businesses . In this way a pole can be created and satellites can form around the place or the complex.
The whole process of interaction between designers and developers can be a construction in it's own right and in a lot of cases it has to be fine tuned because of the auxiliary factors that have a determining role for the future of the project .The managerial decisions have a big impact on the way things work and in a lot of cases maintaining a managerial awareness has to be part of an architect's approach .
A city can have hidden potential in the zones that are former industrial buildings or buildings that have outer functions . These kind of buildings can accommodate different kinds of programs because they have free and opened space that can be considered and classified as a high modernist idea > these spaces can accommodate multiple functions and in this way generate a mix-used program for the specific site . Another important factor is the fact that the structures are already there so the costs of the construction .
High modernists ideas are easy to be considered for this type of projects because of the their statement regarding the space . Modernists said the they will create singular spaces that can accommodate any type of function thus halls and remote spaces that are found in the suburbs of cities can be put in the same category .

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