Archive for the ‘Urban Design’ Category

#Notopia is the loss of identity and cultural vibrancy – a global pandemic of generic buildings. Let’s design with care to human scale and understanding of spaces between buildings. Let’s make places at street level, places of exchange, dialogue, and delight!


Originally posted on MO:
In 1947, the architect Aldo van Eyck built his first playground in Amsterdam, on the Bertelmanplein. Many hundreds more followed, in a spatial experiment that has (positively) marked the childhood of an entire generation. Though largely disappeared, defunct and forgotten today, these playgrounds represent one of the most emblematic of architectural…



Reference: “Leon Krier on Sustainable Urbanism and The Legible City” article on Architectural Review’s website, 27 February 2014.


Piazza San Carlo, Sketch by Milad Zabeti


Primary definitions and the story behind this concept! Situationist International: “Was an international organization of social revolutionaries, the exclusive membership of which was made up of avant-garde artists, intellectuals, and political theorists, active from its formation in 1957 to its dissolution in 1972.” Guy Debord: “Was a French Marxist theorist, writer, filmmaker, member of the […]