The Unadapted City aims at de-fragmentation of urban space and believes in the makability of the city's large scale. If a global orientation or communication system is feasible, then so is a general urban organization or concept.
|If Brikabrak was taken up with
no clearly defined final objective, as rough draft for designing and arranging an
abundance of urban facilities, once constructed it nevertheless presented for the first
time the scale and complexity of a complete district for 9.500 people. For Dinkytown,
the second model of a linear district for 9.500 inhabitants, this knowledge now allowed us
to make a master plan for the public space and to define a more appropriate length for the
district (the spine length was shortened from 2,65 km to 2 km, or 32,5 % less distance !).
Moreover it allowed us to refine the spine's function arrangement, that began its
transition into a space arrangement, the ultimate goal. We also attempted to develop a
method to superpose the arrangement over the master plan. At the same time a master plan
and arrangement was made for the tunnel with its adjacent amenities and for the equipment
on the ground level.
Here, final forms resulted from the addition of different sinusoids, out of the arrangement, leveled down and/or fragmented afterwards to obtain the proper surfaces.
|Thus, Dinkytown was a big step forward in the transition from a specific program to a random mixture of diverse spaces, as to form, scale and expression. The aim was to bring about an urban complex that allows a complex program interpretation and absorbs the varied, evolving urban life. To make this progress more clear we gave this model a much more abstract image.|
|Octopus, a small town for 38.000
inhabitants, breaks through the linearity of the design but is elaborated within the same
spatial organization with an unchanged housing model. Formally, a center in between 8 arms
is suggested. Two of them, Brikabrak and Dinkytown, are
integrated parts of one whole. The model, to a much smaller scale than the earlier models
(1:2000), is not detailed but the arrangement for 38.000 inhabitants further evolved, also
as a result of the former studies, to a spatial choreography.
For some parts, formal decisions have already been taken, resulting in a more and more diversified urban experience.