090914 Arc5701 Doreenliu

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090914 Arc5701 Doreenliu

  1. 1. Arc 5701r: POST GENERIC CITY Doreen Heng LIU School of Architecture | CUHK
  2. 2. 1. introduction: identity vs. generic 2. Statistics 3. General 4. Airport 5. Population 6. Urbanism the great originality …is simply to abandon what doesn’t work – what has outlived its use – to break up the blacktop of idealism with the jackhammers of realism and to accept whatever grows in place… all GCs issue from the tabula rasa; if there is nothing, now they are there; if there was something, they have replaced it. They must, otherwise they would be historic. 7. Politics 8. Sociology 9. Quarters in spite of its absence, history is the major preoccupation, even industry, of the GC. 10. Program 11. Architecture 12. Geography it is on its way to the south… 13. Identity 14. History 15. Infrastructure 16. Culture 17. End: the city is no longer.. We can leave the theater now.
  3. 3. 1961: Jane Jacobs: critique of modenism 1956: Harvard Urban Design 1968-70s: Utopia Projects: groups & books 1980s: urban experiments - design competitions 90s-2000s: rapid urbanization & new urban concepts: S/M/L/XL generic city & what happens to urbanism, & etc. Now: Post-Generic City: regional study & scenarios
  4. 4. Without a comprehensive vision the reality will appear as a mass of unrelated phenomena and meaningless facts, in other words, chaotic. … There are three basic levels of comprehending physical phenomena: first, the exploration of pure physical facts; second, the psychological impact on our inner-self; and third, the imaginative discovery and reconstruction of phenomena in order to conceptualize them. O. M. Ungers, “City Mataphors”
  5. 5. Communicating with clarity …clarity of priorities is at the center of the issue. Collage Diagram Plan …. Peter Cook, “Drawing: the motive force of architecture
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