URBAN SPATIAL STRATEGIES

The objective of this ongoing research is to analyze the spatial practice and spatial patterns of and between the unplanned and planned city. By pointing out the potential of non formal systems, available capacities and needs of inhabitants, planning strategies for an integrated urban planning and appropriate architecture in areas weak on formal capacities can be generated.

In the study we learn to read spatial configuration and the behavioral patterns assigned to them in an unfamiliar cultural context and milieu. This basic vocabulary serves the purpose of identifying recurring patterns which can be categorized by correlating interpretation of size, form and function. These typologies generate significant city patterns between formal and non formal spatial configuration. The focus is put on tools of perception and communication to reconsider existing regulations on zoning, building plans and construction standards for the D.I.Y- designed living due to a lack of formal capacities.

SPACES

A PLACE UNDER THE SUN FOR EVERYONE Cosmo City, Johannesburg 2009 - 2010

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