urban design,
       web 2.0
      and the orgasm
practice:      theory:   no2self.net
Jane Jacobs                                         Oscar Newman




                                      ‘legibility?’

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Jane Jacobs                     Paul Ritter                             Oscar Newman




        The Death and Life of Gre...
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People!             Space!




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Allow residents to
            Clear demarcation        control the areas
            between what is          around thei...
This includes the
            They cannot
                                   streets and
            turn their
          ...
There must be                     The domain of the
            eyes upon the                     house encompasses
      ...
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‘Radburn Idea’
•   Homes must have direct                                       “As the Radburn Idea sprang
    access to ...
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Orgonomic functionalism – a thought technique:

           Reich's examples of orgonomic
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motor                    man




                    path

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Orgone Accumulator
         (Hawkwind 1973)

  I've got an Orgone Accumulator
        It makes me feel greater
      I'll ...
Summary:


     • legibility depends on space between public and private
                               spaces
   • should...
“Lyons     placed    three     basic
principles at the heart of the Span
projects:

•community as the goal
•shared landsca...
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  1. 1. urban design, web 2.0 and the orgasm practice: theory: no2self.net
  2. 2. Jane Jacobs Oscar Newman ‘legibility?’ The Death and Life of Great Defensible Space (1972) American Cities (1961) practice: theory: no2self.net
  3. 3. Jane Jacobs Paul Ritter Oscar Newman The Death and Life of Great Planning for Man and Motor (1964) Defensible Space (1972) American Cities (1961) practice: theory: no2self.net
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  7. 7. People! Space! practice: theory: no2self.net
  8. 8. Allow residents to Clear demarcation control the areas between what is around their public space and homes. what is private space. practice: theory: no2self.net
  9. 9. This includes the They cannot streets and turn their grounds outside backs or blank their buildings sides on it and leave it blind. practice: theory: no2self.net
  10. 10. There must be The domain of the eyes upon the house encompasses street. the street Territory! practice: theory: no2self.net
  11. 11. practice: theory: no2self.net
  12. 12. ‘Radburn Idea’ • Homes must have direct “As the Radburn Idea sprang access to a footpath system from considerations of living • This footpath system must lead conditions in the motor age it to all the gathering places of is really not surprising that it the inhabitants lends itself better to the • The motor vehicles will be satisfaction of the needs listed. completely separate from the Why the needs listed are the path system real criteria of livability is explained in the work of Wilhelm Reich…” - Paul Ritter Wilhelm Reich 1897 – 1957 Austrian-American psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. practice: theory: no2self.net
  13. 13. one ! Org ator The mul A ccu practice: theory: no2self.net
  14. 14. one Org er! The oot Sh practice: theory: no2self.net
  15. 15. Orgonomic functionalism – a thought technique: Reich's examples of orgonomic and then label the two curving arrows on functionalism usually involved top with two opposing ideas, and the big quot;antithetical functional pairsquot; of dot at the bottom with those two ideas' concepts. Reich would usually draw a quot;common functioning principle.quot; symbol that looked something like this: mechanist mystic CFP practice: http://pw1.netcom.com/~rogermw/Reich/functionalism.html Source: theory: no2self.net
  16. 16. motor man path practice: theory: no2self.net
  17. 17. practice: theory: no2self.net
  18. 18. Orgone Accumulator (Hawkwind 1973) I've got an Orgone Accumulator It makes me feel greater I'll see you sometime later When I'm through with my Accumulator It's no social integrator It's a one man isolator It's a back brain stimulator It's a cerebral vibrator Is this legible? practice: theory: no2self.net
  19. 19. Summary: • legibility depends on space between public and private spaces • should be robust/flexible enough to resist cultural, economic and environmental change – it should not be a single gesture or idea • the qualities of the semi-private and semi-public boundaries should imbue the space with meaning • meaning ensures users understand the purpose of the territory practice: theory: no2self.net
  20. 20. “Lyons placed three basic principles at the heart of the Span projects: •community as the goal •shared landscape as the means •modern, controlled design as the expression.” source: BBC The web 2 (way) metaphor: A communal landscape… becoming territory through the meaning created by its users. practice: theory: no2self.net

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